Of the Many Popular Tourist Destinations, Only a Tiny Handful Deserve to be Regarded as So Possibly Unsafe as to Warrant Your Avoiding Them

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 08/14/2016, 6:15 PM

One of the oddities in financial matters is that a large number of successful Wall Street types make their money by betting on those stocks whose prospects are bad.  After all, the stock market can go down as well as up, and by successfully "shorting" the disappointing stocks, you can frequently do as well as those people who always look for the stocks that go up in value.   A similar ...

Two Travel Destinations—Egypt and Myanmar—To Which I Will Not Be Going in the Weeks Ahead

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 05/21/2015, 4:30 PM

         To boycott a travel destination for political reasons is always a difficult decision to make, with arguments that can cited both pro and con.  But to boycott a country because you fear for your safety there, is an easier step to take. That latter reason is why I’m no longer considering a trip to Egypt, and I have somewhat different and more arguable reasons for passing up a tr...

Evidence is Accumulating that It is Not Presently Safe to Travel Independently—On Your Own or with a Single Companion—in Egypt

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 01/11/2014, 2:30 PM

     On a number of occasions this past year, I have been asked my opinion on whether it was now safe to visit Egypt.  And each time, I have answered:  no, based on numerous reports, it isn't.  And I added my heartfelt regret over that conclusion, because of my own several memorable and rewarding visits to Egypt in the past.      These cautions were immediately challenged by several u...

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