Amman is a city that unfolds itself slowly. At first glance, it is little more than a launch pad from which to visit more coveted destinations like Petra or the Wadi Rum desert. But belying its modest facade—the streets congested with restless cab drivers, the shawarma often drab and slathered with mayo, the blaring calls to prayer that interrupt each night of sleep—is a dynamic metropolis with more complexity than any place I have encountered.
Uyuni, Bolivia is best known as a portal into the country’s legendary salt flats. But this isolated speck of 29,000 people holds rich character in its own right. Like many places, Uyuni is home to parallel realities: one that caters to the hordes of visitors who pass through each week, and another, deeper, more slow-burning […]
Inisheer Island, the smallest of the Aran Islands, located off the Ireland’s west coast, is like an entirely different world from what will find on the mainland. While most visitors to these isles head to the largest, Inishmore, Inisheer is far less touristy and offers the ultimate in peace and tranquility.
Baja Is A Whole Lot More Than Cabo: Here’s Why You Really Need To Go When most people think about Baja California, Cabo San Lucas comes to mind, but this is the world’s second longest peninsula, with nearly 750 miles of majestic, untamed land and breathtaking views at nearly every turn. While high-rise resorts, […]
While it may seem as if there are no undiscovered destinations left in Italy, there are still some that places that have managed to stay mostly untouched, retaining their old world charms by staying off the radar. The region often referred to as the “heel of the boot,” enjoys a breathtaking whitewashed coastline against the […]
The first time I visited Iceland, it was on a four-day layover on my way to Ireland. Not near enough time to truly experience it, but enough to know I had to go back. I’ve returned every year since, and have visited in nearly every season. While you’ve probably heard about its magical landscape by […]
International travelers, who are in the know, are aware of the need to see a travel doctor to discuss which travel vaccinations they need. Another reason to see a travel doctor is to find out which travel shots you don’t need. Often, the CDC and other websites suggest that you may need several travel vaccinations. […]
The cost of medicine is certainly on the rise and this is provoking some individuals to look for cheaper resources, but is also creating a dangerous situation. It can be an even worse problem if a traveller becomes in need of medicine in a foreign country and assumes that what they are getting is the […]
Everyone should be conscientious about protecting themselves against the many strains of flu viruses, but even more so for those who are going to be travelling. Some forms of flu can be mild and affect people in varying degrees, while other types can lead to the need for hospitalization, and can even result in death. […]
Most astute travellers want to make themselves aware of what potential medical dangers they may be exposed to during their travels. When they have this knowledge they can then take the necessary steps to protect themselves through travel medicine and vaccinations. For those who are travelling to countries where there is a risk of contracting […]