As exciting as it is to dine where you've never dined before, it's nice to return to old favorites when traveling to a familiar destination. And for Jackie and me, there's no destination as familiar as London, which we visit several times a year.
This photo documentary on the Israeli border town of Sderot is not intended to get into the political argument between Israel and Palestine over who is right and who is wrong but merely to take a walk through a town that has earned the title of Bomb Shelter Capital of the World for its ubiquitous reinforced shelters against the hailstorm of rockets and mortars from Gaza.
All in all, a fascinating time in magnificent scenery amid spectacular architecture, even if the faith thing doesn't really work for me.
It is so quiet that if you need a cab the doorman may have to dash to the next street to fetch one for you.
From an underground town in Australia to an "Austrian" town in China, these little localities give new meaning to the term "Weirdoville." Or at least they would, if that was an actual term people used.
There is nothing more vexing than trying to figure out who to tip, how much and when -- especially when you're in a foreign country. You'll come face to face with employees at airports, train stations, hotels, restaurants and cafés. Do you have to tip everyone?
Back in December, we took you on a tour of the most elite vacation spots in the United States. It got us thinking, these U.S. spots are cool and all, but where do the one percent, hot royals and privileged classes from other countries go for a little R&R? Today, we find out.
Megisti Lavra perches majestically atop a cliff 520 feet above the crashing foam and rocks, more like a small walled town. On the outside, you have the regulation square tower and the jutting painted wooden balconies. Within, there are a whole series of buildings.
Overwhelmed by the savagely wild beauty of its forested mountains, precipitously rugged cliffs and plunging emerald valleys, she asked her son, who just happened to be God, to make it her garden which, true to filial piety, he did.
Breathtaking vistas, natural wonders and fabulous people (so nice, we actually felt guilty at times!) combine to make the island of Newfoundland one of our favorite places on earth.
If Sderot is known as the Bomb Shelter Capital of the World (previous blog) Netivot, eight miles further south along the fraught border with Gaza, has...
Doing in reverse in 40 minutes what it took Mr. Cheltenham and his friend seven days to complete with skis and spiked boots down below, I gain a magnificent bird's eye view of the craggy splendours of Nunavut's Auyuittuq National Park on the flight from Pangnirtung to Qikiqtarjuaq.
Some countries in the world are difficult to visit because they're waaaaay off the beaten path, while others are tough because they just don't like you. Or at least, don't want you there. And these eight strongholds -- well, they're a combination of both.
The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest its been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan.
Whether it's catching an opera in Vienna, having afternoon tea in London, shopping for leather in Florence or sipping a cocktail by the Eiffel Tower -- we've rounded up 10 things you need to do, eat, see, shop for and experience in Europe.
As we write this, in March of 2015, the economy is improving in the U.S. The dollar is stronger than ever. That means now is the time to take those powerful dollars abroad ... especially to regions where the dollar buys more today than ever before.