The next time the dreary winter weather seems to be getting you down, ignore your tendency toward the familiar and think more creatively about a change of venue. While Miami, Bermuda and Palm Springs conjure up visions of warmth, sunshine and resorts ready to cater …..
A camel crossing sign looms ahead through the bus window. Bedouins herd their goats. Yes, she has some tough neighbors. Syria sits to her north; Iraq is to her east. While it discourages a lot of people from visiting Jordan, it shouldn’t. The Jordanians are some of the nicest……
Berlin has developed a reputation as a well-run modern city where other Northern Europeans come to spend money in ultra-modern shopping malls known for high-end designer boutiques and peruse the pervasive art galleries…..
The thrill of standing right at the bottom of the African continent,(Cape of Good Hope), where 500 years ago Bartolomeu Diaz first experienced the wind and fury of the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans’ coming together makes the thirty hours round trip to South Africa bearable.
Thinking about a vacation in Mexico might conjure images of lying on a white sandy beach, bright sunshine punctuated by warm breezes, a margarita in hand and the sounds of mariachi music in the background.
‘Jewels of the Adriatic’ was how our tour company, smarTours, billed this consummate journey and they were true to their word. Slovenia and Croatia present an interesting diversity of Eastern and Western Europe.
Anyone who has seen the great classic movie, ‘Cleopatra’, or had an afternoon perusing the Egyptian Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will admit to harboring a desire to seeing it all in person.