Countries and Their Monsters

Monsters.  What can  you say?  They’re awesome.  Those interested in traveling to areas of historic significance may be frustrated that the kids couldn’t care less about a castle.  But tell them a werewolf was once thought to live in the nearby forest and their ears will perk right up.  Below is a list of several […]

Visiting the Pyramids at Giza

Many people from around the world go to Egypt each year to visit the Pyramids at Giza. Located west of the city area of Cairo sits the Giza Plateau, in a valley near the famous Pyramids. These pyramids display the ancient civilization of Egypt at its best, along with the famous Sphinx.

Visiting the Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt is a stone statue of a reclining lion with a man’s head. It stands on the Giza Plateau in Giza, which is located along the West bank of the Nile river, near modern-day Cairo, Egypt. The Great Sphinx is the oldest existing monolith in the world today, and is […]

Visiting Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel is one of the most important and magnificent treasures of the Egyptian monuments and a must-see for visitors to Egypt. The remote southern location of this New Kingdom temple site, in the isolated Nubian Desert, adds to the mystique of this startling monument which was erected in the 13th century B.C. To reach […]

Visiting the Pyramids in Egypt

Visiting the pyramids in Egypt? A lot of visitors to Egypt are surprised that the famous pyramids of Giza are so close to the capital city of Cairo – in fact, they’re really just like a suburb! If you’re lucky enough to be traveling to Egypt, some handy tips for making the most of your […]

Sonesta Sails the Nile

Taking a Nile cruise is a great way to see the wonders of Egypt without packing and unpacking and enduring hot, dusty bus trips. Many companies sail between Aswan and Luxor, but arguably the best of these is Sonesta. The same people that own hotels around the world operate five luxury ships of varying size […]