kotor: montenegro’s old town gem on the adriatic

On Montenegro's Adriatic coast, tucked deep in a bay, is a second century C.E. gem that should be visited now before all of the...

uganda’s queen elizabeth national park [video]

In the first in a series of videos featuring Uganda, this mini-report, from the roof of a safari vehicle, gives a brief introduction to...

palmyra, syria, part two: a magnificent unesco site

As part of a tour of Syria I embarked on in 2008 that included Aleppo, Damascus, and the Krak des Chevaliers Crusader castle, the...

a visit to lake titicaca – do not steal, do not lie, do not...

Lake Titicaca, a name that made all of us giggle as children, is located in South America in between Peru and Bolivia. It is...

the metéora monasteries of central greece

On a camping trip through northern Greece a few years back with some Italian friends, we happened upon a world heritage site that I...

valletta’s strait street: the former seedy “gut” of malta’s capital city

Walking around Malta’s capital, Valletta, one finds a combination of old and new, the British colonial footprint vs. the underlying ancient history, and a...

lake nakuru, kenya: a flamingo-lover’s paradise

Kenya is indeed one of the most spectacular places on earth to see an abundance of wildlife. The Big Five usually get the fanfare:...

history is erased in the syrian desert

Over the almost five years writing this blog I have indicated many reasons why I think travel is important. One reason that I’ve had...

a vlog from registan square, samarkand, uzbekistan

              Any tour of Uzbekistan must include Registan Square, which was for many centuries the heart of Samarkand, and quite an interesting site.  

croatia’s plitviče national park [nacionalni park plitvička jezera]: the clearest water i’ve ever seen

If you are ever in Croatia, you must not miss one of the most spectacular natural sites - and a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

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