A summer spent wandering the gardens, markets and alleyways of Italy simply simmers with aroma. Fresh tomatoes, flavorful basils, magnificent sidewalk produce and the refreshing flows from baroque fountains combine for a magical experience in any season, but especially in summer. But summers in Italy are also alive with art and sound. Outdoor opera performances […]
By Lark Ellen Gould In the land of the Lion of Judah, Ethiopian Airlines (airline code ET) has proved to be a force to be reckoned with. The airline has a long and strong history that has lasted through wars, famines, disastrous politics and economic woes no country should have to face. Yet it survives […]
By Lark Ellen Gould While most people who come to Addis Ababa come for business – the African Union is here, so is the World Bank, not to mention Ethiopia has more NGO projects in the works than any other country on the continent – those who come for pleasure can also aim to stay […]
By Norm Schriever I’ve been fortunate enough to travel all around the world but also witnessed an unbelievable array of street scams and hustles. From Cairo to Caracas, Amsterdam to Amman, someone was always trying to sell me wolf tickets: the fake drunk, the razor blade slash, the Rio shoe scam, money exchange bait-and-switches, shifting […]
By Lark Ellen Gould It takes a lot to turn a destination such as South Africa into a successful long-haul destination for US travelers. But South Africa has done just that. At Indaba 2012 in Durban this month the numbers continue to tell the story. After a record-breaking year in 2010, when the World Cup […]
By Lark Ellen Gould South African Airways with the help of its code share partner, Ethiopian Airlines, pretty much rules the African skies, especially for travelers coming from the US. And for those fortunate enough to travel on SAA, the ride can be good indeed. The airline makes daily nonstop flights from Washington/Dulles and JFK […]
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Lark Ellen Gould -- Award-Winning Journalist
Lark has been a travel journalist for more than 30 years. She shares weekly news and reviews on all facets of travel. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure or planning a trip for someone else, Lark’s insight on cruise travel, air travel, hotels, resorts, popular activities, attractions and destinations will keep trips cost- and time-efficient, and help all the travel go that much more smoothly.