EGYPT: Is It Safe Yet?

The unrest of the Arab Spring has made many balk at the idea of traveling to Egypt, a benchmark experience for the true traveler. Here's our update from the frontline. *Editor's note: This post was originally scheduled to run last month. A new cycle of unrest in Egypt at the time convinced us to delay the piece. Recent reports, however, including this great update by veteran travel expert … [Read more...]

The Time Is Ripe For Exploring Czech Wines

Wines from the Czech Republic are finally having their day in the sun as aficionados discover the region’s excellent offerings. The tradition of winemaking goes back centuries in the Czech Republic. But it’s only recently that wines produced here have received international recognition. Several factors are now working in the region’s favors to make this a reality. First there is the mild … [Read more...]