My Top Penn List: Faculty Travelblogs

Author: Casey Ryan, C’95

During the summer, it’s nice to have some time to slow down and catch up on things between Alumni Weekend & Graduation and New Student Orientation. In addition to having some time to work on long-term projects, I get more time to enjoy some fascinating posts on our blog by our own faculty.

I was drawn to these stories due to my own wanderlust.  I hope these entries inspire your own dreams and travels.

10. Marvelous Macchu Pichu and Mythic Toga Parties: Relive Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw’s, Associate Professor of American Art, visit to mystical Peru.

Macchu Pichu

9. Italian Inspirations: Reminisce with Michael Gamer, Associate Professor of English, on his journey through magical Italy.


8. Paris to Normandy: Experience the relaxed atmosphere of a French river cruise with our Professor Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw.

Monet’s house, Giverny, France

7. Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: Explore the wonders of the Adriatic and the Dalmatian coast with David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English.

Grgur Ninski statue, Split, Croatia

6. The Waterways of Holland and Belgium: Simon Richter, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, shares his discoveries along the impressive canals of the Netherlands and coast of Belgium.

In Bruges

5. Sketches of Spain: Find out more about Northern Spain and Basque Country from our prolific faculty blogger, Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw.

Casa Battló, Barcelona

4. The Danube River and Habsburg Empire: Enjoy André Dombrowski’s, Assistant Professor of Art History, tale of traveling down the Danube.

Dürnstein, Austria

3. Across Time and Space – Discovering Morocco: Wax nostalgic about the timelessness of Morocco with Thomas Max Safley, Professor of History.

Kasbah, by Murray Sherman, Gr’69

2. Baltic Dispatches, Part 2: Relive Art Caplan’s, the former Emmanuel and Robert Hart Director of the Center for Bioethics, trek around the Baltic States.

Riga, Latvia

1. Turkey Trot: Join Larry Silver, Professor of Art History, in his search for the quintessential Turkey.

The Blue Mosque

These are some of my favorite stories and pictures from our amazing faculty.  I’ve been on orbitz, expedia and travelocity to plan some of  my own holidays, inspired by our globetrotting professors. Better yet, I’m going to peruse the Penn Alumni Travel page and discover my future expedition there.


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