My Travel article on Lebanon as published in ARE Magazine, Winter Edition 2018, read it here.
Explore the diverse and complex roles that religions play in both promoting and mitigating violence through Harvard University's Online Course on "Religion, Conflict and Peace". For as long as history has been recorded, there has not been a society, a culture without some type of religion. Many people mistaken Religion with a Culture and Vice Versa. [...]
Lebanon is a mecca for foodies. The Lebanese Cuisine is, in itself, worth a flight over for days of gluttonous consumption. In case you cannot travel there this week, here is a list of traditional dishes to try at your local Lebanese Restaurant. A variety of Vegetables make up half of Lebanese (Arabic & Mediterranean) [...]
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, [...]
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. Thinking [...]
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 [...]
Where to Travel in Jordan My Travel article on Where to Travel in Jordan as published in ARE Magazine, Winter Edition 2016/2017 – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
2016 has been an intrepid year in Travel Adventures. Flight prices were incredibly inexpensive and credit card points made it much more accessible to book travel. I hope this post inspires you to book a few trips in 2017! Travel as I've mentioned time and time again, does not need to be expensive. It can be [...]
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 [...]