The Guatemala Travel Experience

Posted on May 1st, 2015

An awesome inventory of temples and pyramids left behind by the ancient Maya. Horizons of sacred volcanoes mirrored in pristine lakes. Quiche Maya people weaving and wearing traditional dress. Well-preserved colonial towns and villages. Weekly markets and folkloric festivals—a kaleidoscope of color. Without doubt, few countries in the Americas can match Guatemala in cultural attractions.

The Holy Land

Posted on May 1st, 2015

This year’s first press release from the Israel Ministry of Tourism—dated Jan. 15, 2015—bore the surprising news that 2014 was the best year ever for American tourism to Israel.

Six Brazilian Cities to Host Olympic Soccer Games

Posted on April 16th, 2015

Who says Brazil is not totally focused on the 2016 Summer Olympics? Why else would the Brazilian Tourism Institute (EMBRATUR) come up with a bit of aviation trivia that reads: “The United States, the second largest delegation in the 2012 Olympics, had the largest number of flights to Brazil in 2014. In fact, international flights to Brazil increased by 30.97 percent in 2014, compared to 2010."

The Knickerbocker’s Back

Posted on April 7th, 2015

Location. Location. Location. In New York City, few hotels have a more exciting address than The Knickerbocker Hotel, which recently opened its doors at 6 Times Square.

Culture Xplorers’ Food-Focused Itineraries

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

In the April issue, I recount my culinary-infused trip through Peru with Culture Xplorers. Here's a Culture Xplorers tour ideal for foodie clients.

Biking the Winelands

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

Here's a bike tour in South Africa that offers up a grand sampling of Winelands wines.