Today, we celebrate the Nativity of John the Baptist, and what better way to do it than to visit–albeit virtually–his hometown and the church built over his birthplace?!

Go here to read the blog post I wrote over at,

Look at my photos from Ein Karem here and here,

Read Denise Bossert’s take on her visit here,

And watch our episode from The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land, in which we visit Ein Karem!

Happy birthday to you, St John the Baptist!