Best of the Web: Christmas and festive season in travel

This week’s theme is Christmas and the holidays in travel. It is, as Americans like to call it, the holiday season. I prefer “festive season”, since the word “holiday” to me is synonymous with vacation rather than religious holidays. But maybe that’s just because I’m a “furriner”. The holidays in question for me are Christmas, […]

5 tips for the Sahara Festival in Douz, Tunisia

Advice for travellers planning to visit Douz in the Tunisian Sahara for the annual Sahara Festival. I recently heard from Greetje from Holland who is researching a trip to the Sahara Festival in Douz in Tunisia. She had seen my Photo Friday entry from the festival and wanted to know if I had any advice. […]

Photo Friday: Sahara Festival in Douz, Tunisia

Douz, Tunisia; Christmas 2006 In 2006 we were tossing up our options for how to spend Christmas and use up our annual holiday leave. We’d already done the whole white Christmas in the Austrian Alps two years previously and this year we did not feel up for the whole hoopla. So we decided to try […]