Temple Square (Salt Lake City)

Temple Square is truly the heart of Salt Lake City which encompasses a collection of buildings whose centerpiece is the Salt Lake Temple. While you can't enter this strikingly beautiful building that is undoubtedly the cornerstone of the city, it is pretty impressive to take in up close. The Salt Lake Temple is the largest temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (also known as the Mormon … [Read more...]

El Santuario De Chimayo (Chimayo)

Destination #4: New Mexico and Colorado

El Santuario De Chimayo church is legendary, as it is claimed to be built on land with dirt that contains healing powers. The story has it that a man found a cross in his field and brought it to the town’s church, where he naturally thought it should go. However, the next day, the cross had mysteriously returned to his field. He brought it to the church again, only to find it back on his land once more. After 3 … [Read more...]

Loretto Chapel (Santa Fe)

Loretto Chapel

Around the corner from the oldest house is The Loretto Chapel, another quick thing to check out. As legend has it, the Loretto church needed a new staircase when it just so happened a traveling carpenter came to town. He built the staircase, which goes against all the rules of engineering and stands miraculously without any support from a center post. No one knows how it was done or the identity of the mysterious … [Read more...]