One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Jordan’s ancient city of Petra more than lives up to its exhilarating promise for travel writer Jonathan Lorie. “I spent my first night on earth in a cave here,” says the olive-skinned Bedouin man in a slow and unexpected New Zealand drawl. I pause at his jewelry stall, where silver earrings shaped like camels sparkle beneath the … [Read more...]
Mediterranean Vacation Planning
Mediterranean vacation planning tips, guides, photos and videos to help make your next vacation the best possible from the coast of Spain to the islands of Greece.
Ben Lerwill sails from Naples to Venice, reveling in the intoxicating blend of age-old cultures and modern luxuries. It was almost certainly the best pizza I’d ever tasted. It arrived at the table charred from the wood-fired oven and gloriously misshapen: the base was vast, puffy in places and only vaguely circular. The smell was that warm, fresh, toasty aroma you only get … [Read more...]
Planning a vacation to Greece might be the most brilliant way to spend an afternoon. As if taking in all those pictures of crisp white architecture against an improbably blue sea wasn't enough, you also have to choose from a bigger variety of Greek isles than you might have thought. Greece consists of nine distinct geographic regions and 227 inhabited islands! If you're … [Read more...]
Dubrovnik may not be as well known a port city as, say, Barcelona or Venice, but it's just as special and a growing number of travelers are taking advantage of our Dubrovnik stops to explore this gem before it's popularity explodes. This historic town, which is located on the Dalmatian Coast, is famous for its stunning white buildings, reddish orange roofs and unique marble … [Read more...]
Arguably the most beautiful island-dotted coastline to be found anywhere in the Mediterranean, let us introduce you to Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian coast. Like a long-forgotten crown that’s been dusted down and brought back into the limelight, today’s Croatia gives off a rare luster. The former Yugoslav republic is wrapped in deep layers of culture and history, but it’s the … [Read more...]