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.

A Lighter Footprint

United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.

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.