Category Archives: Good cemetery news

News about graveyards coming back from the brink, new uses for graveyards, or features on the people who care for them.

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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199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die

It’s been forever since I wrote an honest blog post. That’s because in September I was approached by a big New York publisher.  They asked if I might be interested in writing a cemetery travel book for them.  I said … Continue reading

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A History of Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery

The Happy Valley: A History and Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery by Ken Nicolson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is pretty much the epitome of a cemetery guidebook. It opens with a history of Hong Kong and … Continue reading

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A History of Recoleta Cemetery

City of Angels The History of Recoleta Cemetery by Omar López Mato My rating: 3 of 5 stars Books in English on Argentina’s Recoleta Cemetery are impossible to find, so I was thrilled when this one turned up on Amazon. … Continue reading

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