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  • Jerusalem and the West Bank What happens when you tour Jerusalem and the West Bank with an Israeli and a Palestinian guide?  Dual narratives? Yes. Disagreements? Yes. Acrimony? None.  Travel and politics, done well. Samir and Yuval, our Palestinian and Israeli guides, at the site of Herodium, looking out over the West Bank. Standing atop the ancient site of Herodium, at […]
  • The Ultimate Safari…in One Morning “Watching the crossing of the Mara River this morning surpassed all my previous safaris…combined.”  Author Jared Diamond September 9. 2016 Let me back up. Our private jet group had landed in Kenya from Ethiopia the day before Jared’s safari of a lifetime. Greeted on the runway by the Masai and our guides, we were ready […]
  • When in Rome…Beyond the Top Ten Sites Beyond the Colosseum many exciting, less visited, world class sites are waiting for you to explore in Rome.  Here are a few of my top finds.  Hint: they include Michelangelo, the Borgias and Mussolini. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Slow down, relish the moment, savor the tastes and dig a little deeper […]
  • Luxury Travels…. in Tudor England The author at Hampton Court Palace. Travel is always enlightening.  Sometimes it is exceptional.  But when all the stars align, it becomes extraordinary. My travels through Great Britain with author and historian Alison Weir have been extraordinary.  Here is why. Many geographic destinations may seem more exotic and I have visited almost all, from Easter […]
  • Pompeii 79AD A stop on the Grand Tour since the 18th century, the site of Pompeii still mesmerizes…even for the return visitor. A favorite port stop on many Mediterranean itineraries is the Amalfi Coast. Flowers, vistas, lemons and limoncello lure travelers to long lunches and evening strolls. Pulling into Sorrento by ship is one of the most striking sites […]
  • Visiting Mount Vernon after the Nice Attack Visiting the home of our first president, George Washington, the day after the tragic attack in Nice, I am reminded of our long history of friendship and support. George Washington planted this beautiful fleur de lis boxwood parterre in his Upper Garden in recognition and thanks for France’s critical support for our revolution.  It has been […]
  • Feast Your Senses: Travel Feast Your Senses. Travel. Smell the flower markets of Asia, the forests of Poland. Flower Market, Bangkok, Thailand Taste the grapes of the centuries on Crete. Vineyards on Crete, Greece Feel the water in the Gulf of Finland Lapping the shores of Russia. Looking out at the Gulf of Finland from Peterhof, Russia Listen to […]
  • Whisky, Falcons, Palaces and Country Houses Good Morning, The Lanesborough Hotel Familiar destinations often hold the most promise for new discoveries.  You have seen the highlights, leaving you the luxury of time to wander, explore and just sit and sip whisky for hours.   My recent trip to Great Britain is a perfect example. Summary sound bite: (See below for details) 1. Fly […]
  • Cruising the Seine River Viking Cruises introduced their first ocean-going ship last year, the Viking Star. I was privileged to sail on her from Lisbon to London including a short cruise up the Seine River in France.  Nothing compares with sitting on your balcony, sipping wine, watching small french villages go about their daily routines.  Look closely at this short video […]
  • Cruising to Borneo, Brunei and Bangkok Silversea Cruise lines ranks as one of the top luxury cruise lines in the world. I agree. Check out my video for a snapshot of this expedition: I have cruised with Silversea in the Mediterranean, the Arabian Gulf and most recently in the South China Sea. While the ship I was on, the Silver Shadow, […]

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