Australia: The Working Holiday Way

Australia: The Working Holiday Way

From barbies and billabongs, to kangaroos and koalas (hey, I know it should be A to Z, but B to K seemed easier) Australia ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to travelling. The famous carefree Aussie spirit is somehow in keeping with just buying a plane ticket, slinging a backpack on and taking … Continued

How to Write a Bad Travel Story

  We asked David Farley for permission to share his article from World Hum: How to Write a Bad Travel Story. We hope it inspires you to read, write and share your stories with us! Join in our Travel Writing Contest: Free Entry, Cash Prizes and a Raffle for great travel books! Despite popular belief, … Continued

Searching for Reality in Rennes-le-Château

Conspiracy theories and conflicting reports of treasure has existed in Rennes-le-Château for years, culminating in the famous Da Vinci Code novel by Dan Brown, which caused up to 100,000 visitors per year to visit the medieval town.  But what of the local village makes it a worthwhile stop on a tour? It the castle, the church dedicated … Continued

Naharayim – a Paradigm of the Mideast Conflict

Our 3rd visit to Israel was shorter than our previous trips. It was a 3-day stopover that was part of a Mediterranean cruise.  With only two days at the Ashdod port, we chose to spend one night in Jerusalem and return to memorable sites around Jerusalem. We spent the second night aboard the ship as it … Continued

Miami Beach

Top 10 Things to do in Miami Beach

Relish the restored Art Deco neighbourhoods and dazzling night life in this small, but action-packed, resort town. In fact, the hardest part of visiting Miami Beach is deciding what to do next! If you’re flying from Gatwick, check out valet parking at Gatwick for competitive parking prices! 1. New World Centre Designed by controversial architect … Continued

Nile River Cookies: Travel Tips Learned While Baking

On our current tour of Egypt, some members of our group asked for home-baked cookies. We were sailing up the Nile aboard our private cruise ship, the Afandina, so I asked our chef to take care of it. Since individual requests happen often (everything from raw food to vegetarian to a personalized birthday cake) I … Continued

Remembering Ravi Shankar

In November of 1987, in need of another adventure to ancient and exotic territory, I made a snap decision to accompany my friend Jewels, a designer of antique tribal jewelry, on her semi-annual buying trip to India.  Though I have always preferred traveling alone, I had a feeling Jewels would make a great travel companion.  She … Continued

Crossing Karamoja With Kigongo

Kidepo Valley was lit up by the fiery light of dusk like a son et lumiere. As our Cessna made its final approach, a herd of shaggy hartebeest scattered in desperate flight beneath us, terrified enough to part from their shadows. A strong headwind made the plane wobble and touch down on the murram runway … Continued

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Theme Park Fun in Orlando

A holiday to Disneyland was every kid’s dream when I was growing up and it finally became a reality last year, albeit as an adult. But better late than never! The theme parks are not just for kids any more and in fact parents probably look forward to it just as much as their kids thanks to … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel