FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
September 2011
2011 / September 2011
Sep 1, 2011

Varanasi: Overflowing With Faith

Nilanjan Bhattacharya/Dreamstime.com Climbing into the boat as the sun was setting, looking forward to witnessing Hindus bathe away their sins in a ritual as old as time, I noticed my group had acquired a new member: A man was squatting on the deck massaging the feet of one of my companions. “Who’s this?” I asked. “Did we hire a masseuse?” Not quite. I learned he was a sinner attempting to better his karma by doing good deeds. I could have a foot rub, too — at no charge, but a tip would be welcome. Only in India would this make some semblance of sense.

 Reconnect with the world in The Islands of Tahiti

Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.

2011 / September 2011
Sep 1, 2011

Ghent: Epicurean Spin

Photo: Ron Bernthal With its scenic canals, excellent local cheese and beer, and thousands of bicyclists clattering over cobblestone streets, Ghent mimics Amsterdam in many ways. Even the language — Dutch — is the same.