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.

Now Is The Reason To Book Egypt

Posted on March 6th, 2015

Geoffrey Kent, CEO, Abercrombie & Kent, shares his positive views on why now is the time to book Egypt.

Turkish Delights by INCA

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

Turkey’s a personal favorite destination, one treasured for its ancient sites in spectacular locations, marvelous food, souks and boutiques full of irresistible crafts. Over the years, I’ve shopped ‘till I dropped for carpets, copper and ceramics, tiles, saffron and tribal jewelry—you name it. What I never thought to look for were Turkish towels, until talking with the experts at California-based International Nature & Cultural Adventures (INCA).

“Ahlan wa Sahlan” Says Egypt’s Welcome Sign

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

In culture, beauty and hospitality, Egypt has historically been a destination fit for pharaohs. But millenniums later—2015 to be precise—is it fit for tourists? Well, there seem to be a lot of people in the tourism industry who think so, particularly the U.S. tour operators who are back at the job designing itineraries to meet the increasing demand for travel to a country on everyone’s bucket list.

Parks & Recreation = Family Travel Highs in Costa Rica

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

“If any destination is tailormade for family travel, Costa Rica is it.” I wrote that sentence in Recommend’s Costa Rica Specialist Program based on just looking around during many years of traveling in this family-friendly nation. Last July was time to sample the product: The Hunt family traveled in an Adobe Rent a Car’s 4x4 to a trio of kid-friendly wild places: Tortuguero National Park (three nights), the Sarapiqui region (two nights), and Monteverde National Park (three nights). Perhaps a trip report on what worked (most things) and what didn’t (just a few) will be helpful in client trip planning.