Lebanon

14 10, 2019

Books about Lebanon: Travel, Food & Politics

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

Lebanon has risen to the top of my favorite countries in the world. Its complicated history, hospitable people, their openness to creativity and the arts, their progressiveness mixed with traditional values, the fluidity between European, Asian and Arabic culture, among many other reasons is why I continually dream of going back for longer periods of [...]

5 09, 2019

Tawlet: The Kitchen has No Religion

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , , |

Lebanon has so many diverse elements which make this country so special. Some elements, just to name a few, come in the form of food, with the emphasis on sustainability, entrepreneurship, art and giving back. And no organization and business in Lebanon embody these forms collectively as much as the initiative behind Souk El Tayeb [...]

28 08, 2019

Exploring Jeita Grotto, Harissa to Byblos in a Day

By | August 28th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: |

Lebanon is home to many natural wonders, religious monuments, and the world’s most beautiful historical sites. Escape the busy streets of Beirut and take a day trip to three of Lebanon's proudest sites: Jeita Grotto, Harissa, and Byblos. This popular three-way route is popular for many travelers which can easily be done (at leisure) within a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

27 03, 2019

Should Travel Bloggers “Get Political”?

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Lebanon, Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia, US, Vietnam|Tags: , , |

Should Travel Bloggers "get political" on their Travel and Social Media posts? Should writers, influencers, celebrities, doctors or teachers? Frankly, I think this is a silly, even stupid question. To be candid, I'm not one that necessarily believes that there are no 'stupid questions' in life. But I'm here to answer why I think that [...]

8 03, 2019

Lebanon’s Surf, Sun & Craft Brew at Colonel Reef

By | March 8th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , |

Visiting Lebanon soon? Make sure you budget a few days time to relax in my favorite town of Batroûn. It's the ultimate beach destination for relaxation, sun, surf, yoga, good food, hiking and even ski activities during the winter time in it's mountainside. Batroûn, just an hour north of Beirut, is a charming beach town all [...]

12 11, 2018

Paint and Wine Night in Lebanon

By | November 12th, 2018|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: |

One of the most memorable experiences I partook in during my travels is Paint and Wine Night in Lebanon. The Middle-East is still obviously a very misunderstood region and yet I continually am drawn to traveling all around there and sharing my experiences. On my first evening in Lebanon, we sipped wine from local wineries, painted [...]