A new perspective on Egyptian Tourism

August 23rd, 2012

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Once again, Egypt has been in recent news; this time for an attack in the Sinai that has absolutely nothing to do with tourism, but is reported as yet another reason for tourists to stay home. The recent kidnapping of an American minister and two other tourists by Bedouin intent on gaining prison release of a family member was … Continued

  We live in Mexico, so you might ask why we choose to travel in Mexico. Well, we don’t always. But sometimes it’s tough going anyplace else, because this is a fantastic and fascinating country! Last year we spent five wonderful months in Spain, Portugal, and Morocco; so when we started planning how to spend … Continued

Big Island, Hawaii We stopped at the hard, black lava rock road in my 4 wheel drive Tucson. While technically, my car was four wheel drive, it’s suspension was not high enough to handle most 4 wheel drive jobs on Big Island. After a few chunky clanks to the chassis, I backed out of the … Continued

NOTE: This work, written originally as fiction and published in a now-defunct North Carolina literary magazine, WORDS OF WISDOM, has been modified to better recreate our travelers’ reality at the time these events took place in 1979.  A singular experience may give us a tantalizing glimpse of the Garden of Eden, but we are eventually … Continued

A visit to the holy springs of Tirta Empul is a glimpse inside Bali’s spiritual heart. Almost devoid of tourists but brimming with locals come to take the holy waters, Tirta Empul is at once crowded, joyful, raucous, and deeply uplifting. Tirta Empul, the “Ganges” of Bali, is a centuries-old place of purification. The legend … Continued

The Philippines, one of the gems in Southeast Asia, is becoming a very popular tourist destination. The Philippines has 7,107 islands and so many provinces scattered across the western Pacific Ocean – and each has its own culture. But where to start your travel planning?   The Philippines: 100 Travel Tips is an insider’s guide … Continued

When it comes to Bangkok, western cuisine such as crepes might not be the first thing that comes to your mind. But having taken Thai food for the past few days, I craved for something different. A quick browse through the internet revealed lots of positive feedbacks and coverages on Crepes and Co so I decided to … Continued

  1) The Intihuatana – Notice the crack in the upper post from the Peruvian beer commercial film shoot a few years ago: Photo by Shawn Herring The first time I visited the famous “lost city” in 1978 my travel companions and I disembarked from a local train at a one-room rail depot in a … Continued

  In 1972 an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck Nicaragua and destroyed its capital city, Managua.  The events following this devastating natural disaster contributed greatly to the Sandinista Revolution a few years later.  I visited Nicaragua at the beginning of the civil war.  My first inkling of trouble occurred at the border, where … Continued

I traveled by Ford Econoline van from Athens to Kabul in 1976.  In total I spent 7 weeks in Afghanistan after arriving in the capital city, traveling by public bus, hitchhiking, and by arranging rides with truckers.  I did some trekking and travel by horseback, too. When my travel companions and I checked out of … Continued