Make the entire Mediterranean a protected park. Let the ancient sea, the Greeks' wine-dark sea, recover its beauty and wildlife. The people of this basin and all of Europe, and the world, deserve no less.
With it's picturesque villages, laid-back lifestyle and world-famous cuisine, it's no wonder that the Mediterranean has been a go-to destination for summertime travelers for years. Here's a list of the top hidden beaches, tucked away in secluded corners and closely guarded by locals.
When I heard rumors about Jay-Z and Beyonce heading to Cuba, I was feeling pretty confident about my trendy choice to go that way. But then I bagged Cuba, and booked a flight to Vienna, Austria, home of the Lipizzaner stallions and Wienerschnitzel.
Ever since I swam in the sea at Tel Aviv as a child, warm, lapping turquoise waters have beckoned. Never mind that I was born in New England and spent my summers on Cape Cod in the frigid and boisterous Atlantic Ocean.
It is Europe's primary responsibility not to let the Arab Spring slip into a chilly winter. We need, now not later, to build a "Euro-Mediterranean house" and create a solid framework for peace and security in a region which is rapidly turning from an area of influence into an almost "domestic" one.