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22 10, 2017

Best Hostels & Airbnb’s Around the World

By | October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cuba, England, India, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, New York, Rajasthan, Senegal, Turkey|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the most intimidating and misleading ideas of Traveling is how expensive it can be. Another concern is safety. So in respect to both, I've compiled a list of my top 13 favorite inexpensive accommodations around the world that is also safe for solo travelers. This list includes Hostels, Guesthouses, Airbnbs and Bed & Breakfasts in Lebanon, [...]

4 10, 2017

Grandmother Pupi’s Home in Viñales, Cuba

By | October 4th, 2017|Categories: Cuba|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you are going to a new place to learn about their Culture, I challenge you to Suspend All Your Previous Judgements. Fully Immerse Yourself with the Locals. Eat their Food, Drink their Drinks and try to Experience Life as they do. Stay at Casa Particular's in Cuba The best places to stay when visiting Cuba is in [...]

16 09, 2017

Killer Shrimp with a Killer View

By | September 16th, 2017|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , |

One of Marina Del Rey's most popular restaurants, Killer Shrimp, serves a Spicy Seafood Broth and Cucumber Lime Mint Gin Martini that is simply perfecto after a Paddle-board Session! Recently, I've found myself spending more time in this cozy, friendly area which contains chiller vibes and less of a crowd (than neighboring Santa Monica). The [...]

12 09, 2017

Fresh Poke: South Maui Fish Company

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Hawaii|Tags: , , |

On your next trip to Maui, your first grub stop must be to South Maui Fish Company for the freshest Poke Bowl! With the establishment being ranked #1 out of 675 restaurants in Maui on TripAdvisor, I had to taste the hype! Once I hopped in my rented mini-SUV from the Kahului airport, I drove 20 [...]

4 09, 2017

Tips for Traveling to Cuba as an American

By | September 4th, 2017|Categories: Cuba|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Traveling to Cuba as an American may seem very complicated and intimidating. It is actually a lot easier than I expected having done some research ahead of time and talking to friends that have traveled there in the past year. After traveling there for 9 days, I have compiled some practical tips for traveling to [...]

8 08, 2017

Changing Faces: San Gabriel Valley

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , , , |

My article "Changing Faces: How Immigration and Food Forever Changed the San Gabriel Valley", a proof that Immigrants Make America Great. Published in ARE Magazine, Summer Edition 2017, read it here.

3 08, 2017

Biking Tour of Batroûn

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , , |

Batroûn is a coastal city 50 kilometers north of Beirut and one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been recorded that the earliest human civilizations existed here over 5000 years ago and was also one of the most important Phoenician cities in the region. Today, there is only a population of about [...]

23 07, 2017

Darma Ji Guesthouse & Yoga by the Sea

By | July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , , , , |

Batroûn is a cozy, idyllic, hippie beach town in north Lebanon, about an hour drive from Beirut without traffic. It ended up being my favorite area in Lebanon where I spent 6 of my 10 days beach bumming in my bikini, doing Yoga, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, biking, walking/getting lost, drinking lemonade, boating and sipping local micro-beer. By [...]

15 07, 2017

Catalina lsland: Island of Romance

By | July 15th, 2017|Categories: Catalina Island|Tags: , , , , |

My Travel article on Catalina Island: Island of Romance as published in ARE Magazine, Summer Edition 2017, read it here.

4 07, 2017

Unsettled: Work & Travel Abroad

By | July 4th, 2017|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , |

Thinking of traveling abroad but not wanting to quit your job? Thanks to technology, many people sick of the 9-5 are able to work remotely from their laptop. Unsettled is an organized program for 25 young professionals from around the world to meet in 1 location for 1 month. They are provided accommodation in a [...]