Andrew Harper shares ten days of truffles, porcini and Barolo in this gastronomic driving tour through Piedmont, Italy.
Read about Andrew Harper's memorable travel experiences from a year in travel.
Our Quality Control Manager, Loretta, recently visited picturesque Calagary, Vancouver & Lake Louise. She spent her six days driving through quaint Canadian towns and snowcapped mountains surrounded by glass-like rivers, stopping along the way for stays at Keningston Riverside Inn, Post Hotel and Wedgewood Inn.
It is a two-and-a-half-hour drive northwest to Tel Aviv (an hour by helicopter), which was founded in 1909 on land purchased by the Jewish National Fund just north of the old Arab city of Jaffa. Today, the two are combined in the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo, with Jaffa having become a district of galleries and restaurants.
To the east of Jerusalem, the land falls away abruptly into the Judean Desert, a grand "Lawrence of Arabia" landscape bounded by the distant mountains of Jordan. We headed south, following the shore of the Dead Sea and passing the caves at Qumran where the eponymous scrolls were discovered in 1946.
With the Palestinians, on my recent trip, Israel did not feel like a country in crisis. As one Israeli explained, "Here, the abnormal is quite normal, so people just try to get on with daily life."
On a recent trip to South Africa, I decided to reacquaint myself with this classic drive, after a relaxing few days in Cape Town and the neighboring Winelands.
For centuries, Sri Lanka was known as a uniquely fortunate place. Arab traders from the Persian Gulf called it "Sarandib," from which the English word "serendipity," meaning a pleasant surprise or a happy accident, was derived.
10 Days in Oregon: A recommended itinerary from the Andrew Harper Travel Office.