Easter Island, Chile

For everyone that has been bitten by the travel bug, there are dream destinations, top ‘must-see’ places that we yearn for…one of mine, has always been Easter Island.    I was fortunate enough to take the journey to Easter Island in 2013, as part of a 6-week sojourn through South America.   Easter Island (Rapa … More Easter Island, Chile

VIETNAM: Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels, Presidential Palace & War Remnants Museum

Arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on Sept 1, 2012 after 18 hours of travel (What a LONG flight, but travelling Cathay Pacific First class cabin makes it SO much easier)! More about that in another post…Some housekeeping notes: 1) VISA ON ARRIVAL in Vietnam (Cdn Passport holders): was a painless process. Needed: – $25 USD … More VIETNAM: Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels, Presidential Palace & War Remnants Museum

Travelers opting for Turkey over Greece

North American and other travelers are voting with their flip-flops and tennis shoes for Turkey over troubled Greece, one of the world’s top 20 tourist destinations, according to media reports.That development comes despite Greek hotels slashing prices and scaling back staffs in a bid to recover from TV images of street riots.“That is bad news … More Travelers opting for Turkey over Greece

Driving New Zealand’s South Island

A drive on New Zealand’s South Island—with its Lord of the Rings landscapes, superb local wines, and glass-and-timber lodges—is like a visit to another, more perfect world. From November 2010By Anthony Dennis Appeared as “Road Trip: Southern Crossing” in T+L Magazine Days 1–2: QueenstownNovember is the ideal time for a springtime tour of the South … More Driving New Zealand’s South Island

48 Hours In: Barcelona

Whether you seek beaches, shops, cuisine or culture, follow in the footsteps of Columbus and explore Spain’s glorious second city, writes Simon Calder   Travel essentialsWhy go now?Culture, cuisine and conviviality: the Catalan capital is superlative in every dimension. Fares are falling in line with the temperature, though the warm autumn has lingered in Barcelona … More 48 Hours In: Barcelona

Petra Introduces New Electronic Ticketing System

(zawya.com) PETRA – This summer, Petra park officials have introduced a new electronic ticketing service, to facilitate quicker entry for visitors, according to the Petra Archaeological Park (PAP). Petra ticket barcodes now indicate the numbers and nationalities of visitors streaming into the rose-red city each day. The system, under which officials check tickets with handheld … More Petra Introduces New Electronic Ticketing System