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An Afternoon in Jerusalem

If it weren’t for the scorching temperatures and unfamiliar alphabet on the menus, Tel Aviv could have been any cosmopolitan European city. Bauhaus buildings, cool cafés and a beach stretching for miles give the city its distinct character, enhanced by the fading grandeur of the architecture, the unapologetic bustle of its inhabitants – and their beauty.

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Best Things to Do in Phuket Thailand


With over 30 beautiful beaches, fabulous festivals and spectacular sightseeing Phuket offers travellers all the pleasures of a tropical island experience… and much more. Phuket Island, which extends south of Thailand into the blue green depths of the Andaman Sea, is truly a powerhouse destination for the sophisticated wanderer who wants to experience it all. … Read more

Should I Travel to Southeast Asia or Europe?

Should I Travel to Southeast Asia or Europe

As an American, Canadian, Australian, or even a Brit, the first major trip you dream of is tramping around continental Europe. And for a lot of good reasons too. Cities such as Paris, Rome, Barcelona, ​​Berlin, and Amsterdam should all be on everybody’s travel lists. Many of us take a big trip or two that … Read more

Getting Around Hong Kong

Tips for getting around Hong Kong with the “Octopus Card” In the 1960 movie “The World of Suzie Wong,” William Holden approaches Hong Kong on a scenic Star Ferry ride across sampan-littered Victoria Harbor.Fifty years later my husband and I were sealed inside a gleaming, nearly-deserted bullet train whose windows revealed only black tunnel walls racing … Read more