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 [...]
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 [...]
World of Children was founded in 1998 by Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, retired senior executives from Procter & Gamble and Victoria’s Secret respectively. Their non-profit organization that has granted more than $9 million in cash grants and programs. More than 100 Honorees have been supported since which is the driving force behind selfless programs that [...]
Must Travel To Destination in 2017 My Travel article on Jordan as published in ARE Magazine, Winter Edition 2016/2017 – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
"Destination Morocco: Marrakesh" is a video I compiled of my time in the Old City Marrakesh exploring Jemma El Fna Square, eating my way around and shopping in the Souqs. The second half is a snippet of our drive down south to Zagora Desert to camp with the Berber Tribe people where we rode camels during [...]
A trip to Morocco would not be complete without a stop to the mountainous blue city of Chefchaouen. While not bombarded by loads of tourism yet, hippies and seasoned European travelers have been visiting since the early 1960's as a mystical untouched getaway, as well as in search of readily-available hashish. This seemingly utopian town is a must-see [...]
View of the Red Sea from the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba In case Jordan is not on your Top 5 Destination List for 2017, I strongly urge you to add it on for a magical, adventurous experience in the Middle-East. Known most famously for one of the world's favorite wonders, Petra, and the vast desert [...]
My Travel article as published in ARE Magazine, Summer Edition 2016 – Israel, The Holy Land.
One of the most fascinating things about traveling is tasting culinary traditions from different cultures and places. What we think of Middle-Eastern food in the West is a generalization of a wide range of countries with a few dishes which have become Westernized. Kababs, Hummus, Tabouli, Pita bread - is that all there is to [...]
If you are about to embark on your journey to Jordan, have always dreamt of traveling to Jordan, or have come back from the beautiful experience, I have compiled 6 books that provide some insight and history into the magical Kingdom of Jordan. While one can easily embrace their imagination lost in the pages of these [...]