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This snapshot shows our son suffering the indignity of being transported in a camel's sidesaddle because he wasn't big enough to ride the camel like the rest of us.

Choosing a destination in a time of terrorism

The attack on a Berlin Christmas market last week got me thinking about how terrorism affects travel and tourism. Often, after an act of terrorism, the tourism industry in that location collapses. In the days and weeks following the attack, trips get cancelled. Sometimes individuals cancel out of fear. Sometimes airlines cancel, out of security…

A message to moderate Muslims about terrorism

When there’s some big event in the news, like the recent brutal attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, I usually don’t post about it. It just always seems to me that enough people are commenting—people like me who don’t have any specialist knowledge; as well as all sorts of experts, who do. This time,…