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 (72)

The Seaside Enchantment of Carlsbad, California

Sorolla Museum – Madrid, Spain

South Coast Botanic Garden

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Coco Plum Beach

Alderbrook Resort & Spa

The Wonder of Cats: Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington

The Prado

Los Angeles Spotlight: La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

Island Boy Adventures: Great Exuma, Bahamas

Grand Isle Resort & Spa: Great Exuma, Bahamas

Great Exuma: Paradise Found

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

La Brea Tar Pits – Page Museum

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Vail Winter Vacation at Lion Square Lodge

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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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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