Category Archives: Cemetery essay

My thoughts in a longer form about graveyards and the challenges they face.

My Cemetery Videos on Youtube

Many years ago, I started a channel on Youtube. It was intended to showcase videos I recorded, but over the years, I’ve appeared on a number of other people’s podcasts and blogs, talking about cemeteries. Last week, I finally spent … Continue reading

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Welcome to CemeteryTravel.com

Six or seven years ago, I had a brainstorm to create a video that would introduce CemeteryTravel readers to the cemetery where I grew up, the one that taught me to love graveyards. I quickly realized that I couldn’t film … Continue reading

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Graveyard Field Trips

I’ve been working on a collection of my cemetery travel essays and publishing it on Wattpad.  It’s about halfway finished now.  You can read the first eight adventures for free here:  https://www.wattpad.com/story/151274118-graveyard-field-trips-a-memoir Here’s the description of it: Every day aboveground is … Continue reading

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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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