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.

Alaskan Wild Wonders by Celebrity Cruises

Experience the beauty of Alaska and save 60 percent off cruise fares on your second and fourth guests. Plus, drinks, WiFi and tips are all included.

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.