Jocelyn Murray

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Member Since:
May 2011

Jocelyn Murray is a travel writer and historical fiction novelist. She has a special interest in history and archaeology which feed her passion for writing. She holds two university master's degrees in both English and Education, along with a bachelor's degree in Economics and European Studies. She also has a teaching credential and taught at the elementary school level. 

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Published Articles (58)

Hearst Castle


Telluride, Colorado


Skamania Lodge – A Wooded Sanctuary in Washington State


The Passion of Pompeii


Multnomah Falls, Oregon


Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa


Romancing Romania’s Sarmizegetusa Regia


Ghost Town at Knott’s Berry Farm


Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort


Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks


Best Santorini Beaches & Bay


A Grecian Holiday at Katikies Hotel, Santorini


Destination Rome: 5 Iconic Sights


Destination London: 5 Iconic Sights


Alaska Off the Beaten Path: 4 Scenic Havens


Wild Wonderlands: 5 Scenic Places in the US


5 Must-Visit Historic Sites in New England


5 Haunted Castles of England


Perfectly Paris: 5 Must-See Sights


The Splendor of Fall: 4 Places to See Fall Foliage


10 Amazing Hotels of the World


Beauty and Beast: Sumatran Tigers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park


California Off the Beaten Path: 5 Uncrowded Scenic Gems


Five Must-See Wild Places in the Central United States


5 Must-See Sights in Istanbul


10 Best All-Inclusive Family Beach Resorts in Mexico


Seeing Kauai with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters


10 Top Family Campsites in the USA


Egypt: Luxor & Karnak


Okanagan Lake


Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park


Big White Ski Resort


Santa Ana Zoo, California


Bora Bora – Food, Accommodations & Activities


Bora Bora – History and Wildlife


Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch – San Antonio, Texas


Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Orlando, Florida


Gumbalimba Park – Roatan, Bay Islands


Animal World and Snake Farm – New Braunfels, Texas


Gators Galore and More at Gatorland – Orlando, Florida


Disney’s Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida


Marco Island, Florida – A Piece of Paradise on the Gulf of Mexico


Best Amusement Parks in the USA


USS Iowa Battleship at the Port of Los Angeles


Cleopatra: The Exhibition at the California Science Center


TACA Airlines: Stellar Service


Spinning Imaginations from Gold: The Bowers Museum – Santa Ana, CA


Historic Masterpiece: The Fairmont San Francisco


The Emperor’s Guards: China’s Terracotta Army


Top 10 Amusement Parks in Europe


5 Top Los Angeles Museums for Families


Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm – Lake Tahoe, California


Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe: an Alpine Lake with a Caribbean Feel


Horseback Riding in Tahoe National Forest: Alpine Meadows Stables


Resort at Squaw Creek: Summer Sanctuary and Winter Wonderland


La Costa Resort and Spa – Carlsbad, California


Temecula Valley Wine Country


Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County


Global Writes (6)

The Ancient Allure of Akrotiri in Santorini

The ancients once attributed a massive volcanic eruption on the island of Santorini to a battle between giants and the gods. It was seen as punishment meted out for the moral degeneration of the people in the prosperous kingdom of Atlantis. Interestingly, the myth of Atlantis—which originates from Plato—coincides with […]

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Ruins of Corfe Castle, Dorset, England

Early in the morning, as the sun begins to rise over a glowing horizon and dawn’s pale blush creeps over the land, the ruins of Corfe Castle appear to float above the ground like an island in a sea of mist. The mist is redolent of grassy fields, shrubs and […]

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Barbados

Awash in balmy breezes, lush wildlife, and steeped in history that includes real pirates of the Caribbean, the island of Barbados has long captivated visitors from far and wide. It was named Los Barbudos or “the bearded ones” by the Spanish after the island’s fig trees which have a bearded […]

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Alcatraz Island

From a distance, Alcatraz Island appears like an idyllic outcrop rising from tranquil San Francisco Bay in Northern California. It looks lush with its green vegetation, flowers and various bird species that find refuge on this remote landmass. Even the twinkling lights that illuminate it at night seem to beckon […]

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Natural Bridge Caverns – San Antonio, Texas

Imagine a lost kingdom hidden deep within the ground. A place whose narrow crystal corridors open up to caverns that resemble the great halls of a castle, complete with stalactites hanging like crystal chandeliers, imposing columns that reach to the lofty ceilings, and stalagmites rising like sentinels guarding a land […]

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Roatan, Bay Islands – A Jewel in the Caribbean

Legend has it that pirate treasure once buried on the island of Roatan in the 17th century remains hidden to this very day. At least that is what the locals claim as they speak of the island’s history with a gleam in their eyes. Whether or not there is any […]

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