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14 07, 2019

Best Yoga Classes in Lebanon

By | July 14th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , , |

Yoga has become very popular throughout the past few years in Lebanon. Many younger (and older) Lebanese people are setting aside their religious and ethnic differences in a country/region that is still often torn by these trivial matters for a step towards oneness. The best yoga teachers do a phenomenal job in bringing a diverse range [...]

12 07, 2019

Practical Tips on Traveling to Lebanon

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: |

View of Jounieh and Beirut from atop the Lady of the Sky in Harissa I just returned from my 2nd trip to Lebanon after going for the first time 2 years ago. I actually felt emotional the day I was departing. After 2.5 weeks in Lebanon, I landed in the beautiful, orderly city [...]

4 07, 2019

Is it Safe to Travel to Lebanon in 2019?

By | July 4th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , |

Is it Safe to Travel to Lebanon? "What!? Is it safe to travel to Lebanon?" is the most common question asked by people (mainly Americans) when they hear that I'm going. So let's address this first: Yes, it is safe. I will say it's even safer than being in the United States. Well what about for [...]

3 06, 2019

Escaping to Moab Valley via E-Bike Tour Adventures

By | June 3rd, 2019|Categories: US|Tags: , , |

Biking tours are one of my favorite ways to explore a new destination. It allows you the flexibility, the freedom and the opportunity to cover distances while out in the open. Most especially when this new unique destination is out in the vast wilderness. With covering longer distances obviously comes with challenges, especially if you're [...]

1 06, 2019

Addicted to the Bahamian Conch

By | June 1st, 2019|Categories: The Bahamas|

Visiting the Bahamas soon? To be officially initiated, you'll have to indulge in the quintessential Bahamian delicacy, the sexy Conch. The Queen Conch, pronounced "Conk" (not "Conch") is a large clam-like creature that is native to the Atlantic Ocean (from Brazil all the way north to the Bermudas). Though the Conch is becoming commercially extinct in [...]

20 05, 2019

Secluded, Raw Beauty: Rancho San Lucas Resort

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: Mexico|Tags: , , |

Cabo San Lucas has been a long-time favorite destination for many Americans and Canadians, especially those traveling from the west coast. I can certainly see why after having spent some time there in the past year. In a sense, it's like you haven't left southern California with its similar sunny, pacific, desert landscape but with [...]

5 05, 2019

5 Best Hostels for Female Travelers

By | May 5th, 2019|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , |

I have been traveling and backpacking the world as a solo female since 2008. Most of the time, I stay at guesthouses, Airbnbs & hostels. Here I list the best hostels for female travelers based off my experience which I would highly recommend. Not only are they safe, but they are ran by trustworthy people [...]

26 04, 2019

22 Things to do in Batroun, Lebanon

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , |

Lebanon left a nostalgic impression on me. Mainly because I spent 7 of my 10 days in Batroun, a laid back beach town an hour north of Beirut. There, I spent my days in a beach wrap, riding bikes, sipping freshly squeezed lemonade, learning about the local culture and consuming copious amounts of delicious, fresh [...]

24 04, 2019

Neococo Empowers & Employs Refugee Women

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Central America, India, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , |

Late last year, I had the fateful opportunity to meet the lovely Amrita Thadani over some Rosé on a Friday Jazz night at LACMA. Amrita is the founder of an ethical, fair trade and locally branded clothing company which employs refugee women and women of domestic violence. Neococo was founded in Fall 2017 as a [...]

20 04, 2019

12 Savvy Finance Tips So You Can Travel More

By | April 20th, 2019|Categories: US|Tags: , |

Building "financial wealth" may be one of the most pondered about topics in the world. For some, it's an everlasting mystery tied in with a life of struggle. For others, it's an addicting and fascinating game. In this post, I share ideas on how to save money and build wealth with 12 savvy finance tips so [...]