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 [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]
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 on cobble-stone streets, drinking lemonade, boating and sipping [...]
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 [...]