Scott Kent, a native Mississippian and Ole Miss graduate, lives in Atlanta where he works for IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world’s largest hotel company. He majored in journalism and business while at Ole Miss and later earned a master’s degree in journalism administration from the University of Memphis. During his career in the hospitality industry, he’s helped launch many of IHG’s newest hotel brands, including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn Express, and Hotel Indigo. In addition to traveling across all 50 states, he has worked in more than 50 countries.
Camels are native to the dry and desert areas of Asia and northern Africa, but are found in other parts of the world as well. Often referred to as a “Ship of the Desert,” camels are particularly common in countries of the the Arabian Peninsula such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and Qatar, in addition [...]
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, one of the most sacred worship sites for Orthodox Christians in the Republic of Georgia, dates back to the 11th century. Located in the historic town of Mtskheta, about 12 miles northwest of the nation’s capital of Tbilisi, Svetitskhoveli is the second largest church in the country. Originally built in the..
A spectacular view in Budapest is of the Chain Bridge, with the Royal Castle in the background that spans the River Danube. This iconic suspension bridge connects the former cities of Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of today’s Budapest, the largest city and capital of Hungary. Designed by the English engineer William..
Nicosia, the 1,000 year-old capital of the Republic of Cyprus, is the last remaining militarily-divided city of Europe. Situated near the center of the island, Nicosia is the largest city in Cyprus, and serves as the main international business center for the island nation as well as the seat of government. After the fall of [...]
The afternoon sun casts historic Metekhi Church in a vibrant golden color on a recent winter day in the old city of Tbilisi, Georgia. Located on a cliff overlooking the Mtkvari River, the Metekhi Church dates back to the 12th century when, according to historical accounts, King Vaktang Gorgasali erected a church and a fort [...]
Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II, glistens Tuesday evening on what is forecast to be England’s coldest night of the year. Dense fog has canceled many flights as freezing fog blankets southeast England. Temperatures in the United Kingdom are forecast to fall to the low 20′s (F)..
York Minster, located in North Yorkshire, England, is considered both a Minster and a Cathedral, and it is the largest medieval gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. The first Minster in York, a wooden structure, was built in the year 627 for the baptism of Edwind, the Saxon King of Northumbria. Near York Minster, Constantine the Great..
Crater Lake, famous for its deep blue color and pure water, was formed after the volcanic eruption of Mount Mazama some 7,000 years ago. With a depth of 1,943 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States, and the seventh deepest lake in the world. In June of 1853, John Wesley [...]
The term “Bedouin” is derived from an Arabic word which means “desert dweller,” and describes an Arabian ethnic group that has long been divided into tribes, or clans, across the vast Arabian peninsula. Dating back to the 14th century, the Bedouin of Jordan are often referred to as the “backbone of the..
The Middle East Not far from the River Jordan, and near the West Bank, Palestinian children walk toward their home along a dusty road of the Syrian desert. Today, more than 2.3 million Palestinians live in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. Historic Bath, England Christian worship has taken place on this site in [...]