While most travelers to Greece head for the islands, I head for the hills -- the mountains and valleys of the Peloponnese. Start with the Mani Peninsula -- the southern tip of the Peloponnese -- empty and wild like a landscape in a Hollywood ...
The great value of travel is the opportunity it offers you to pry open your hometown blinders and broaden your perspective. Get out of your comfort zone: Choose Managua over Mazatlan or Turkey over Greece.
I'm all about traveling efficiently -- and a great way to do that is by savoring local cuisine as you soak up the splendor of the place you came to see.
A port city on the Baltic Coast of Poland, Gdansk is truly amazing -- and amazingly historic.
I love it when I convince people to engage with the Europe I show them. Recently I heard from someone who took his girlfriend on one of my recommended hikes near Muerren, Switzerland. Love is in bloom all over Europe.
If there's an industrial wasteland where a great European city hits the water -- London, Berlin, Amsterdam, you name it -- it's slated for a major makeover. My pick for one of Europe's most impressive urban overhauls is London's Docklands.