When traveling, it's not always the typical tourist traps that offer the most memorable experiences. Eiffel Tower? Been there, done that. Trevi Fountain? Meh. Far more interesting are the places you don't see at first glance.
I wait with them, under the first pink streaks of sunrise. The mass of bodies, huddled close together against the cold, standing in line to achieve permission. The permission we seek is that of living legally in Italy.
New York is a magical place, filled with museums, monuments and experiences that you can not find anywhere else. So we tasked ourselves with selecting 5 that were absolute must-sees for all kids. And it wasn't easy to choose.
The Hawaiian people have been practitioners of the art of aquaculture for centuries. Being surrounded by ocean, it's an obvious talent, but the advanced fish-rearing technologies that they developed centuries ago are nothing short of amazing.
I have put my life on 'pause,' by taking a year-long sabbatical in Italy; I arrived in Florence, not knowing anyone except my rental agent, and armed only with lots of advice and information from friends and an overwhelming feeling of adventure.
I think a lot of people think too deeply about travel, as if every moment on the road has to have profound impact and meaning. I've always found travelers who shun anything "cheesy" to be some of my least favorite.
As the gateway to Northern Africa, Morocco provides a rich and cultural backdrop. Along the coast you will see an African ambiance, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean sensibilities, a European aesthetic and that definitive French flair.
There's something about the beginning of a new year that sparks a desire to start something fresh. This year we are stepping away from travel wish lists and looking at some of the best places to visit to help realize your 2014 resolutions.
Mauritania: the slave capital of the world. Yea, slavery! An estimated four percent of the population are bonafide slaves. Then there is the sand, the land mines and indiscriminate attacks on everything foreign. Other than that it's beautiful!
Take the opportunity to swim with sea lions, whale sharks and the wide variety of marine life that inhabits the sea. Fun Baja also offers combination scuba camping trips and scuba certification programs for every level of diver from beginner through advanced.
Alas, there is a solution for wet hair and the inability to dry it in times of travel and dream vacations; a hair dryer alternative, if you will. Be intentional this traveling season and transform your rush into style.
What is the summit, exactly? The natural peak of Nemrut has remained covered for more than two millennia and the pyramid that sits on top of the mountain consists of hundreds of thousands of small stones, the debris of the larger than life godly statues at its foot.