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Safari Through Uganda Where Seeing is Believing, Part 2
Travel Tools / Destinations / Videos / Adventure Travel & Sports / Eco Travel / Africa

Safari Through Uganda Where Seeing is Believing, Part 2

As the Nile River weaves and winds its way up Africa, it takes one turn to a special place found in Northern Uganda, Paraa Safari Lodge inside Murchison Falls National… Read More…

Egypt: Still Safe to Travel?
Travel Safety / Videos / Africa / Middle East

Egypt: Still Safe to Travel?

Egypt has been in the headlines quite a lot lately, but that still doesn’t mean that all of the country is unsafe to visit. Tourism has always been one of… Read More…

Safari Through Uganda Where Seeing is Believing
Destinations / Videos / Eco Travel / Africa / Luxury Travel

Safari Through Uganda Where Seeing is Believing

North of Uganda’s capital city of Kampala, Paraa Safari Lodge is right inside the Murchison Falls National Park. It’s a beautiful place designed to stimulate the senses. You’ll hear the roar… Read More…

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Warm-Weather Winter Vacations
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tools / Destinations / Travel Deals / Adventure Travel & Sports / Family/Kids Travel / Romantic Travel / Africa / Hiking & Biking / Luxury Travel / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Warm-Weather Winter Vacations

Did you know that today is National Escape day? In honor of this January day, why not plan a winter escape from the cold?  Kerri Zane’s Window Seat or Aisle… Read More…

Radio Guest List — Luxor, Egypt — January 14, 2012
Radio Show / Africa / Middle East

Radio Guest List — Luxor, Egypt — January 14, 2012

Is now the time to set sail on the Nile? Is Cairo truly safe for tourists? Peter sits down with egyptologists and travel experts to answer all your questions about… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Bargaining at the Egyptian Markets
Videos / Africa / Middle East / Video Travel Tips

Video Travel Tip: Bargaining at the Egyptian Markets

Once you get passed the dreaded “f-word” (I mean fear, people)  and take my advice on traveling to Egypt, you will be amazed by the number of street markets filled… Read More…

Travel Deals: Spas, Safaris & 11-11-11 Specials
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tools / Destinations / Budget Travel / Travel Deals / Africa / Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Luxury Travel

Travel Deals: Spas, Safaris & 11-11-11 Specials

Fall travel thrives on diversity and spontaneity. This week, we have exclusive offers for spa luxury in St. Barts, 11-11-11 resort discounts,  safari adventures throughout Africa, a breast cancer awareness package… Read More…

Lee Abbamonte and His Record-Breaking Trip to Libya
Travel News / Destinations / Travel Safety / Africa / Middle East

Lee Abbamonte and His Record-Breaking Trip to Libya

Imagine that you set out to visit every sovereign nation in the world, but the last country you need to get to before you complete your goal suddenly becomes a… Read More…

Dhani Jones on Travel, Sports, Bowties and Switzerland
Travel News / Adventure Travel & Sports / Africa / Switzerland & Austria

Dhani Jones on Travel, Sports, Bowties and Switzerland

Sports and travel both have the potential to unite a common passion in people. Dhani Jones, NFL player, host of Dhani Tackles the Globe, and author of The Sportsman: Unexpected… Read More…

Travel Deals: Golf in the Gulf, Curacao Savings and Tanzania Airfare
Travel News / Travel Deals / Africa / Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Golf / South

Travel Deals: Golf in the Gulf, Curacao Savings and Tanzania Airfare

Who needs to deal with the summer rush when there are fall deals just around the corner? With autumn golf packages in sunny Panama City Beach and island-wide discounts in Curaçao,… Read More…

Family Safari Travel Tips
Travel News / Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Africa / Culture

Family Safari Travel Tips

A wildlife adventure safari with kids in tow may sound like the trip of a lifetime … or the stuff of nightmares. A trip to Africa is a massive undertaking… Read More…

African Safari Travel Tips
Travel News / Eco Travel / Africa / Luggage & Packing / Luxury Travel

African Safari Travel Tips

For many, an African safari is the quintessential trip of a lifetime, but not all safaris are built the same. Dena Rochwerger-Braun explains the different options out there and the… Read More…

Changing Cruise Ports: Avoiding Mazatlan, Arriving In Egypt, Libya, Cuba?
Travel News / Cruise Travel / Travel Safety / Africa / Mexico & Central America

Changing Cruise Ports: Avoiding Mazatlan, Arriving In Egypt, Libya, Cuba?

How do issues like political unrest and crime affect the cruise industry? Quite a bit, as we’ve seen from recent actions from the cruise lines. Peter recently spoke with CruiseCritic.com‘s Carolyn… Read More…

Oil Prices Spike: Travel Industry Recovery Threatened
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Cruise Travel / Africa / Middle East / Natural Disasters

Oil Prices Spike: Travel Industry Recovery Threatened

The travel industry held its breath as oil prices skyrocketed last week driven by the unrest throughout parts of North Africa and the Middle East. After a year of steady… Read More…

American Hostages Killed In Somali Pirate Attack
Travel News / Cruise Travel / Travel Safety / Africa / Terrorism

American Hostages Killed In Somali Pirate Attack

In what has become the deadliest incident involving Somali pirates and kidnapped Americans, Somali pirates killed four American hostages on Tuesday as U.S. forces attempted to negotiate with the captors…. Read More…

Travel Alerts Issued For Libya, Bahrain As Middle East Unrest Continues
Travel News / Travel Safety / Africa / Middle East

Travel Alerts Issued For Libya, Bahrain As Middle East Unrest Continues

Anti-government protesters in Libya clashed with security forces over the weekend prompting the U.S. State Department to issue a travel warning on Monday advising all non-emergency U.S. personnel to leave… Read More…

The Post-Revolution Egypt Travel Situation With NYT’s Jennifer Conlin
Travel News / Travel Safety / Africa / Middle East

The Post-Revolution Egypt Travel Situation With NYT’s Jennifer Conlin

In the midst of the protests that rocked Egypt over the past few weeks, most travel providers were forced to cancel or reschedule trips, as New York Times columnist Jennifer… Read More…

Despite Recent Revolution, Egypt’s Transformation Tempting Travelers To Return
Travel News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Destinations / Travel Safety / Africa / Middle East

Despite Recent Revolution, Egypt’s Transformation Tempting Travelers To Return

It’s not very often that we get a chance to watch history unfold before our eyes, and one of those eyewitnesses to history is The Wall Street Journal‘s Charles Levinson,… Read More…

Voluntourism Uganda With HELP International And CulturePrep
Travel News / Voluntourism / Africa

Voluntourism Uganda With HELP International And CulturePrep

While on a humanitarian mission to Masese, Uganda, Tawnya Rush encountered a community that is making great strides in developing a better way of life. Together with the Colorado-based non-profits CulturePrep… Read More…