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ADVENTURES IN AUSTRIA’S WINE COUNTRY

Traveler’s Spotlight     By Sonja Eberly & Maria Milton       Being half Austrian, half American, I’ve been to Austria many times in my life. As a child, my visits centered around seeing my grandmother, or “Oma,” in Vienna. I have fond memories of walking with her to the local bakery for fresh […]

Bartender’s Best By Samuel Garza       It’s not very often that you walk into a bar and drop your jaw out of pure amazement. That is exactly what happened to me when I walked into Hambara in Sofia, Bulgaria. Hambara means bar and what a perfect name for this hidden gem. The look […]

BALI: A LITTLE R&R WITH SOME TEMPLES

Traveler’s Spotlight By:  Sara-Jane Murray       Bali has been on my travel hit list for the past couple of years so when a friend mentioned she was travelling there a few months ago and asked if would I like to join, it seemed rude to decline. Undeterred by the fact it was rainy […]

[VIDEO] Travel Security Training Promo

Training    With the rise of terrorist attacks throughout the world, traveling abroad comes with more risks in locations that many thought were safe and secure. The “new normal” has tourist destinations suffering from the lack of visitors due to fear. Many believe there is nothing they can do to stay safe while traveling, however […]

(VIDEO) SER Part One: Interview with Javier Candon

Fab Food This week I had a chance to sit down with Javier Candon, one of SER’s owners, to talk about the restaurant’s vision and menu.  Javier shared with me how SER came to fruition and what the restaurant offers visitors.  He also shared some of his future plans and SER’s goals.  Below is the […]

(VIDEO) TWO DAYS IN SAN SEBASTIAN

Fab Food Of course I couldn’t cover everything I did in San Sebastian in the video, but here are some other things to see and do during  your visit. Ondarreta Ondarreta is the western part of San Sebastian.  Here are some recommenations: Playa de Ondarreta (the beach). Palacio Miramar. The Ondarreta Gardens (near the beach). […]

WTT 001: Jim Sutton’s Tips on Traveling Safely Around the World

Podcast Audio Player https://worldtravelerstodaydotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/wtt-001.mp3 00:00 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.   Recorded on June 27, 2016, two days before the airport bombing in Istanbul, Turkey.  We would like to express our condolences to the families of the victims of this terrorist attack. Joining me this week is Jim Sutton, […]

Travel Security Tips

Travel Security Tips By Jim Sutton  Five Easy Lessons for all Travelers  After several decades traveling around the world, including several “Hot War zones” I’ve learned several lessons about traveling.  I’ve narrowed my list down to the five most important lessons that have kept me safe during my travels. Lesson # 1: You will make […]

(VIDEO) SER Part Two: The Food

Fab Food  SER:  “to be” simple. easy. real. This post is the second part of SER.  If you missed part one, you can see it here at SER Part One:  Interview with Javier Candon. Join me as I explore SER in search of Fab Food.  I will show you SER’s trendy look and then dive […]

ROME’S ENOTECA IL GOCCETTO

Bartender’s Best “Italy has changed.  But Rome is Rome.” – Robert De Niro   By Samuel Garza   I have visited the ancient city of Rome many times over the past two decades and I can never get enough of Rome’s culture, history, and food.  I have several favorite restaurants and historical sites I enjoy […]

WTT 002: Travel Discussion with United Nations Consultant Robert Palmer

PodCast Audio Player https://worldtravelerstodaydotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/wtt-podcast002-robert-palmer.mp3 00:00 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.   I’m happy to have Robert Palmer, a United Nations Consultant speak with us on WTT’s Podcast.  Robert is a personal friend and former colleague.  Robert and I met at the University of Kent at Canterbury while we were […]

Les Glissades de la Terrasse Dufferin/Toboggan Slide Au 1884 – Quebec City, Canada

Traveler’s Spotlight   Nestled along the St Lawrence River is the world’s most famous winter slide, the Toboggan Slide Au 1884.  It sits in front of the famous Chateau Frontenac and is visited and photographed by millions of visitors each year. The desent was much faster than I imagined and I had a hard time […]

Seattle: Travel and the Beginner’s Mind

Traveler’s Spotlight         Amy Arden There was no rain when I stepped off the plane in Seattle, WA. Aside from a brief morning shower, the skies stayed dry and sunny for the remainder of my visit. My umbrella never emerged from my luggage. That was lesson one that the city taught me: […]

The Medieval Streets of Cáceres

Europe Samuel Garza         I traveled from Madrid to Caceres, which was my first trip to the Extremadura region of Spain. My friends in Madrid told me that visiting Extremadura is the perfect place to see old Spain. Like many areas of Spain, there have been settlements in or around Caceres since […]

Five Easy Lessons for All Travelers

Travel Security Tips By Jim Sutton  Five Easy Lessons for all Travelers  After several decades traveling around the world, including several “Hot War zones” I’ve learned several lessons about traveling.  I’ve narrowed my list down to the five most important lessons that have kept me safe during my travels. Lesson # 1: You will make […]

JUEVES SANTO IN TOLEDO, SPAIN

Experiencing a Jueves Santo in Toledo, Spain will shake every emotion inside of you.  This is what happened to me when I was invited to experience Toledo’s Jueves Santo by my good friends from Madrid, Kiko and Beatrice.  I met my Spanish friends while living in Madrid in 2014. Beatrice was born and raised in […]

Security Tips for the Business Traveler

Travel Security Jim Sutton           An increasing number of Americans are fortunate enough to combine work related trips with brief vacation stints or getaways. This opportunity of combining work and pleasure, is great if we keep in mind how to avoid unpleasantness. The risks faced can be avoided if we keep […]

(VIDEO) Travel Security Training Available on July 8

Travel Security Training World Travelers Today’s FREE Travel Security Training will be available for blog followers and newsletter subscribers this Friday, July 8, 2016. What you will learn: How to conduct research on your destination that goes beyond your travel guide books Prepare for threats/contingencies while traveling Practice personal protection discipline Read more on subject […]

Getting a Taste of Nashville

Traveler’s Spotlight     By Amy Arden     Think of Nashville, TN and perhaps inevitably, you think of country music: crooners in cowboy hats, the Grand Ol’ Opry, Loretta Lynn, and Johnny Cash. What Hollywood is for actors, Nashville is for musicians. Hopeful singers pepper the sidewalks of the city’s music district the way […]

[Video] Scarfes Bar

Bartender’s Best Scarfes Bar in London Located in the Rosewood Hotel on High Holborn street, Scarfes Bar is a classy and sheik bar that is a must visit while in London.  The artist, Gerald Scarfe, has lent his name to the bar. When you arrive you will be greeted by friendly staff and a gorgeous […]

Edinburgh: Books, Bagpipes, and Muddy Boots

Traveler’s Spotlight      By Amy Arden     After my visit to Edinburgh I discovered that J.K. Rowling and I have something in common – we’ve both haunted its coffee shops with our laptops, pounding out our stories, hoping to nurture tiny creative sparks into something that could be called art. Edinburgh is known […]

(VIDEO) Fab Food: The Hamilton

Fab Food     If you live in D.C. or plan on visiting, make sure The Hamilton is on your list.  You will not be disappointed. Hours of Operations (Closed December 25) Monday – Thursday Lunch:  11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Late-Night: 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Friday Lunch: […]

11-M: A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE/ 11-M: UN DIA DE MEMORIA

Travel Security   Originally posted on History Hiker on March 11, 2014 By Samuel Garza & Jim Sutton This post is dedicated to the victims of the Madrid train bombing and also Francisco Javier Torrenteras of Spain’s Special Group, who gave his life in defense of his country. Ten years ago, several bombs were detonated […]

[Video] One Night in Perigueux

Where to Eat Restaurant o2 (Facebook Page) 2 r Lanmary/24000 Perigueux, France How to get to Perigueux From Paris: I took the train from Saint-Lazare station in Paris and arrived three hours later in Perigueux. From Bordeaux: Bordeaux is one 1/2 hour train ride from Perigueux. ©2016 World Travelers Today

5 Reasons to visit the Musée de l’Armée

Historical Highlight If you travel to Paris in search of knights in shining armor, a majestic cathedral, and world class tour guides, then you can get all three at the Musée de l’Armée. The museum was built in 1905 and it is located in the inspiring location of the Hôtel National des Invalides. The museum […]

Preventing Petty Crimes Against Tourist

Petty crimes against tourists are the most ubiquitous forms of illegal behavior around the world. No major urban area is safe from them. Even though they are costly and common, exceeding millions of dollars and euros and making up over half of all crimes committed, they are not always prosecuted. Don’t Be a Victim Despite […]

Colonial Williamsburg Where The Past Sheds Light On The Present

Fourth of July: think picnics, hot dogs, fireworks. Main Street parades and flags in the breeze. A tradition that rolls into the American calendar as easily as Black Friday shopping and summer road trips. Of course, this wasn’t always the case. Two centuries and some change separate us from an audacious piece of paper and […]

Christmas In Quebec City

Where to Stay Hotel Cap Diamant Hotel Cap Diamond is located on 39, Avenue Sainte-Genevieve, Quebec QC G1R 4B3. This intimate boutique style hotel is perfect for travelers seeking privacy and amazing customer service. I felt welcomed the minute I arrived and the other guest I spoke with felt exactly the same. The hotel is in […]

Five Emerging Trends In Travel Security

Thinking about the intersection between travel and security is nothing new. A 2011 column (http://www.tourismandmore.com/tidbits/tourism-in-a-world-of-technology/ ) on the topic asked: “How does it draw the line between technology and personal service? There is no doubt that technology plays an important role in tourism and travel. Most of us are now used to booking our airline reservations […]

Pittsburgh: When Home Isn’t Home

    Describing Pittsburgh, PA as magical would likely be a stretch of the imagination for most people. But I grew up in western Pennsylvania, often within sight of cows and cornfields, and whenever I left the farmland behind and entered the bustle and busyness of Pittsburgh, it did feel like stepping into a different […]