Best US Road Trips

February 9th, 2013

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Best US Road Trips

Think of the USA and you think of road trips, whether it’s Thelma and Louise, On the Road, Easy Rider, the life-changing journey made in The Grapes of Wrath or even the goody-baddy buddies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or Bonnie and Clyde. They’re all on road trips of one kind or another. … Continued

It’s hard to imagine that twenty years ago, this thronging resort town was a windswept desert settlement, populated by nomadic Bedouin tribes and dominated by a vast, starred sky. The sky remains in Sharm El Sheikh and so do the Bedouin, but it takes a bit of digging to get past the tourist bars, entertainment … Continued

Tenerife is not the kind of place you would associate with going on a city break but the largest island in the Canaries boasts the stunning city of La Laguna. A UNESCO World Heritage City since 1999, it has undergone extensive work in the past few years to become a lively, cultural, modern city that … Continued

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

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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

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

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

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

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