For the past 7 years, I have donated my birthday to Room to Read, an NGO I trust 100% and am so passionate about. Their mission & goal is for every child in the world to have access to education and literacy no matter where they were born. Today, there are approximately 800,000 people who [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
My Travel article on Catalina Island: Island of Romance as published in ARE Magazine, Summer Edition 2017, read it here.