Pyramid Hopping in Egypt

Obelix and the Sphinx

Do you remember learning about ancient Egypt in elementary school?I do. I recall images of Cleopatra, mummies, hieroglyphics, and women with black bobbed hair and men dressed in kilts, all strutting. I remember pyramids that seemed too big to be real, as if aliens must have been the ones to deposit them in the middle of the desert.And I remember an episode … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Citadel Mosque in Cairo, Egypt

cairo mosque

Although the Saladin Citadel in Cairo was built in the 12th century to help protect the city from the Crusaders, the Muhammad Ali Mosque came much later, in the 19th century. Built in the architectural style of the Ottomans, the mosque has a feeling of wide open grandeur punctuated by chandeliers and cupolas.Sit on the carpet in middle for as long as you need. … [Read more...]

Off to Egypt: A Little Bit of Work and Play

Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt

We’re headed again to Egypt, this time to experience a taste of what it can offer in the way of adventure and adrenaline travel.We will also present at the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Travel and Media conference. There, we will tie a real-time case study of this Egypt experience together with some of our prior travel experience to … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Mazunte Beach, Mexico’s Pacific Coast

mazunte beach

When you imagine your ideal beach, what do you see?Ours might feature an open stretch of coast, no crowds and a few small establishments -- the type of place where if you wake up early you may even have the entire beach to yourself.And this is what we found in the laid back town of Mazunte along Mexico's Pacific Coast last week. Open the panorama to see for … [Read more...]