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

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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

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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

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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)

11 Reasons to Stay at the Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge in Tanzania

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I just got back from an incredible 10-day safari to East Africa with Micato Safaris. If you haven’t heard of Micato they are the industry leader and win all the big travel magazine awards year after year. You can learn about them here by reading my 12 reasons to choose Micato Safaris for your next […]