Panorama of the Week: Grand Central Terminal, New York

grand central terminal

One part transportation hub, another part monument to the human experiment, Grand Central Terminal is said to be number six on the world's most visited places list with 21,600,000 visitors each year.Hitler sent spies to sabotage it, Croatian nationalists attempted to bomb it and visions of the future once conspired to demolish it. … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Egypt’s Red Pyramid

red pyramid egypt

Dahshur, Egypt. As we pulled up to the Red Pyramid, we noticed there was something missing -- people.No tourists, no vendors, no camel drivers trying to pull us onto their decorated beasts for a photo op. It was delightfully quiet, almost eerily so. Only our small group. For visitors like us, it was one of the benefits of visiting last month when tourist … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Street Market in Old Alexandria, Egypt

Street Market in Old Alexandria, Egypt

When time is limited, you have to make tough decisions. In Alexandria, Egypt, I decided to hit the streets of its old town rather than going deep into the ancient catacombs. I was looking for interaction, for life on the streets.And rather than heading down the main street, I found the loneliest alleyway to take me in a different direction. I ended up in a vein … [Read more...]

Great Meals and the Lessons They Taught Us

Dan and Grandma Kaliope - Apostili, Crete

We can learn from our food.Really.As I assembled photos and descriptions for our recent 2011 travel round-up post, I kept getting distracted. Perhaps unsurprisingly for those who know me, food was the culprit. I was continually drawn back to memories of unforgettable meals from each country -- memories not only of the taste, but to the time, the place, the … [Read more...]

2011: A Year of Travel Firsts

Happy Holi from Dhaka!

Often, when people hear that we’ve been traveling for five years, they think we’ve “done it all.” This could not be further from the truth – the more we explore of this world of ours, the more we realize how big and diverse it really is. This is something to be celebrated.When we began 2011 we could not have even imagined where this year would take us. Not only … [Read more...]