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

Kayaking around Crete

Paddlers arrive at their final kayak destination, the small harbor of Loutro. (Nature Maniacs) Paddling around Greece’s largest island rewards aching arms and torso with bath-water warm seas, pristine beaches and a lesson in the region’s ancient roots. By Heidi Fuller-Love Special to the Los Angeles Times July 4, 2010 Reporting from Palaiochora, Crete —— … More Kayaking around Crete

Next Stop: In Turkey, Sunlight and Enlightenment

Candace Feit for The New York Times Mountains above the Kabak Valley fall to the Mediterranean. By LYDIA POLGREENPublished: June 24, 2010  TO find the Kabak Valley, drive east along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Park your car when the pavement runs out, and walk (or hitch a ride on a truck) to a portal to another … More Next Stop: In Turkey, Sunlight and Enlightenment

Visit Bordeaux to see where the wines come from

By ERIC RISBERGAssociated Press Writer Eric Risberg, Associated Press Writer– Tue Jun 22, 12:54 pm ET BARSAC, France – There’s something noble about Bordeaux wines, and it’s not just the proud heritage of their 100-year-old vines, their prominent place in viticulture history, or their world-renowned quality.It’s also the “noble rot” responsible for creating some of … More Visit Bordeaux to see where the wines come from

Five Ways to Avoid Theft on Vacation – SmarterTravel.com

Luckily we’ve never encountered any crime or pick-pocketing in ANY of our travels. Want a packing list? Contact us, and we will send you one“Once I was in the Middle East, and walking in a city with a colleague,” says Craig Bidois, principal consultant, Fear Free, a New Zealand-based security and safety management firm. “A … More Five Ways to Avoid Theft on Vacation – SmarterTravel.com