A lot of sports look easy until you try them, and nothing looks easier than windsurfing. You just stand up on a nice, wide surfboard, grab the bar that controls the sail and rocket across the white caps, right?
My first notions about Turkey were that it is a faraway land with an exotic culture, food, music and people. But after my second vacation there, I learned it is also a place of friendly people and glorious weather.
The 1,785-mile course of the Danube river between the Black Forest and the Black Sea flows through some fantastic scenery. But for a mixture of natural and man-made beauty, it is hard to beat the stretch in Bavaria between the Danube Gorge and the city of Regensburg.
One of the things Bahrain doesn’t lack is modern malls featuring many of the same popular retailers found in the U.S. or Europe. But when in Bahrain, consider a trip to the Manama Souq for a more traditional bazaar-like shopping experience.