Confessions of a Travel Snob

Speaker’s Corner: Amy Williams Bernstein considered herself an intrepid, independent traveler. Then she found herself at an all-inclusive Cancun resort. Photo by adpowers, via Flickr (Creative Commons)

I confess: I’m a travel snob. I turn my nose up at the words “package,” “tour,” and “all-inclusive.” And I believe that going to a new place just . . . → Read More: Confessions of a Travel Snob

A night out with Japanese Salarymen

How To: Amy McKeever explains how to navigate an epic night of beer, yakitori and “nomunication” Photo by MJTR via Flickr (Creative Commons)

The situation: You’ve landed in Tokyo for business and quickly discover that the deal you had planned to seal is far from complete. You can’t go home empty-handed, so you need to . . . → Read More: A night out with Japanese Salarymen

e-Book Review: Travels in Ghana

Marie McCarthy has such a fluid prose voice, she makes you feel right at home traveling with her on vacation in Ghana, which is not a place many tourists think to visit. Her e-book Travels in Ghana takes you on a short trip through this friendly west African country, meeting a few people and seeing . . . → Read More: e-Book Review: Travels in Ghana

Annapurna’s Holy Lakes & Glaciers

This is an exciting and demanding trek high into the heart of the mighty Annapurna region, exploring some of the wild glacial areas below Annapurna South where few trekkers have gone before. The trek is one of great contrast, encompassing all the features of the area from the terraced village lowlands, through the forests and . . . → Read More: Annapurna’s Holy Lakes & Glaciers

Highway through the Serengeti

February 17, 2011

We’ve previously posted details from Serengeti Watch about the proposed highway through the north of the Serengeti and often retweet their updates on Twitter. Recently, the non-profit organisation has critisized the Tanzanian President’s statement that the construction of the road will go ahead but that it will be gravel and not a . . . → Read More: Highway through the Serengeti

Cruising the Kerala Backwaters

One night cruise on the backwaters of the Alappuzha (better know as Alleppy) is one of the most popular cruises offered. A round trip, in which you board the boat at Alappuzha and disembark at Alappuzha after having spent the night in the tranquility of the Backwaters.The cruise takes you through the clear waters . . . → Read More: Cruising the Kerala Backwaters

First group back to Egypt

Oasis Overland March 10, 2011 Our Egypt tour leader, Dave is leading our first trip to Egypt since the Revolution and reports back from Aswan:

Ride a camel at the Pyramids on Oasis Overland’s Egypt tours“All good here, everyone in the group really enjoyed the Pyramids Day and to everyone’s surprise we saw a lot . . . → Read More: First group back to Egypt

Visit to Jew Town Cochin Kerala

CANDIDA. Today we were on our own. Tom, Missy, Rolf and Leah traveled north and east to visit Leah’s first orphanage. There was a lot of debate about whether to go or not. It meant a second long day of lots of driving, four hours each way. But in the end it was worth . . . → Read More: Visit to Jew Town Cochin Kerala