Travel Contests: Week of August 13, 2014

Colombia

This week’s travel contests include: Win a trip for two with air and hotel to Cartagena, Colombia with LAN Win two nights at a Kimpton Hotel Win one of 42 three-night Fairmont Hotels trips for two Win an 8-day South African safari getaway for two Win a golf trip to Bermuda with National Car Rental […]

How to Tell if an Adventure Company is Safe Abroad

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I was recently interviewed by NBC’s Today Show to comment on a zipline accident in Mexico that left a California man tragically in a coma. The show asked me how travelers can tell if an adventure company outside the United States is safe, and to comment on the importance of travel insurance. Below is the […]

Camel tartar and sufi raves in Morocco

A mesmerizing sufi rave in Morocco (Credit: Spirit Quest Tours)

Camel meat tartar? The butcher holds a spicy raw little red lump in my direction and grins. I decline—raw meat from open air markets in North Africa being something I generally avoid—but then my adventurous side succumbs to FOMO and I reply, “On second thought, yeah! Let me try it!” The butcher couldn’t be happier. […]

American TV host Melissa Bachman boasts about lion kill on Twitter, sparking outrage

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When my wife Natalie (@NatalieDiScala) sent me this National Post story about television host Melissa Bachman’s boast about lion kill on Twitter, my blood started to boil, just reading the headline. Then, when I clicked the link and saw the photo of her standing next to a dead lion with a shotgun and an ear-to-ear […]

Travel News: Week of October 9, 2013

Photo credit: Delta

Top Travel News JFK gets automated passport system to reduce delays 9-year-old Minneapolis boy walks through security & onto plane bound for Las Vegas without ticket Fed Shutdown Could Delay American Merger Trial After Killings, Tourists Are Told to Avoid Madagascar  Lufthansa eliminates First Class cabins on a third of long-haul flights NY state Attorney […]

Travel Contests of the Week: October 2, 2013

Scenic Cruises

This week’s travel contests include: Win an 8-day European River Cruise from Scenic Cruises in our blogger contest! Win over $6,000 worth of free travel (need a SPG account; it’s free to join) Win a 3-night trip for two to Barbados from Food and Wine Win a 6-day culinary trip for two to Venice from Cost […]

Travel News: Week of September 25, 2013

Peter Greenberg in Kenya

Top Travel News Travel Safety in Kenya Now & the Attack on the Nairobi Mall European airport regulators to begin allowing some liquids in carry-on Gianni Versace’s former Miami home to reopen as a hotel F.A.A. Nears New Rules on Devices Customs Waits at Airports Found to Be Three to Five Hours Emirates Announces New Boston-Dubai Flights […]

Travel Contests: Week of September 25, 2013

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This week’s travel contests: Win a $10,000 trip to Monte Carlo Win a trip for two to Italy Win a 7-day trip for two to Japan Win a trip to South Africa (on Facebook) Win a weekend of wine-tasting (on Facebook)