Ebola Travel Resource Page

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The whole world is concerned with Ebola—as it should be! Stay up-to-date on the latest news with this comprehensive resource page. WHO TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER Here’s where you can find some of the best, most up-to-date information on Ebola: Tweets about #Ebola | @AJENews | @BBCAfrica | @BBCBreaking | @cctvnewsafrica | @cnnbrk | @CDCgov | @CDCemergency […]

Travel Style: Linda Kozlowski and Moulay Hafid Baba

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Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Linda Kozlowski/Moulay Hafid Baba Occupation: Co-Founders of Dream My Destiny (DMD), a bespoke Moroccan tour company that personally produces […]

Travel Contests: Week of August 13, 2014

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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

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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 […]