Must human greed forever prevent us from preserving civilization’s most precious artistic and natural treasures? We’re witnessing an administration in Washington that blatantly places corporate profits above all else. And our environment, including the country’s…Continue Reading
Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in southern Chile, gets our vote as one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
The top place to stay is…Continue Reading
After our recent road trip through Ecuador’s highlands, we understood why World Travel Awards designated Quito as South America’s leading destination for 2013. In 2014, the capital city was again nominated for this award, along with…Continue Reading
One must visit Iran to understand how warm, gracious and pro-American the people are.
After our recent journey through the country, we wholeheartedly agreed with travel consultant and journalist, Rick Steves, who reported…Continue Reading
Located in northeastern Italy just two hours from Venice, the Dolomite Mountains are not your everyday alpine range. These knife-edged peaks and towers come in irregular, fantastical shapes, as if formed by the gods during a primordial, Bacchanalian frenzy. Their vertical walls are literally in your…Continue Reading
We visited Syria in the early spring of 2000, when President Hafez al-Assad (Bashar’s father) was in power, and discovered a country with hospitable people and a rich, cultural heritage. It’s tragic now to…Continue Reading
Luang Prabang, declared a World Heritage Site in 1995, has recently started appearing on the radar of adventurous travelers—particularly those seeking a novel and exotic alternative to Southeast Asia’s better-known—and more crowded—destinations.
Not long ago,…Continue Reading
Both before and after our November trip to Wellington, New Zealand (for the annual convention of the Society of American Travel Writers), we found time to explore the country’s South Island.
It’s hard…Continue Reading