Author Archives: Loren Rhoads

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of The Dangerous Type, Kill By Numbers, and No More Heroes. I am also the co-author (with Brian Thomas) of the novel Lost Angels and the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. In addition to blogging at CemeteryTravel.com, I blog about my morbid life at lorenrhoads.com.

Death’s Garden: Lenin’s Mausoleum

by Melodie Bolt In January 1988, I stood in Red Square with thirty American college students watching Lenin’s Honor Guard change. The replacement soldiers exited the Kremlin gate and moved parallel to the Kremlin wall. The duo marched in long … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Never Let Your Feet Get Cold

by Carrie Sessarego Tucked in the folds of the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, near the entrance to Sequoia National Park, there’s a tiny town called Three Rivers, California. My family always went to Three Rivers in the spring or … Continue reading

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Cemetery Travel in Australia

I had the honor of being a guest on Blueprint for Living on Australia’s ABC network last Friday.  We talked about what draws people to cemeteries, what they might find there, and why it’s worth going out of your way … Continue reading

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Seeking Cemetery Bloggers

Do you visit cemeteries? Do you blog about them? I’m making a list of cemetery bloggers across the US and around the world. Please comment below with a link to your blog — and the geographic area you specialize in, … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Melbourne General Cemetery

The Melbourne General Cemetery by Don Chambers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Every graveyard needs a book like this: a little history, a little architecture, a bit of gossip, and a self-guided walking tour or two. For the most … Continue reading

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