14 01, 2018

Lebanon: Beautiful Mix of West & East

By | January 14th, 2018|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , |

My Travel article on Lebanon as published in ARE Magazine, Winter Edition 2018, read it here.

8 01, 2018

Online Course: Religion, Conflict & Peace

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|Tags: , , , , , , |

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. [...]

26 12, 2017

Top 10 Foods to Try in Lebanese Cuisine

By | December 26th, 2017|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , , |

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) [...]

3 08, 2017

Biking Tour of Batroun

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

23 07, 2017

Darma Ji Guesthouse & Yoga by the Sea

By | July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

1 06, 2017

2017 World of Children Awards

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: India, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

31 01, 2017

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Jordan|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  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.

2 01, 2017

Destination Morocco: Marrakesh

By | January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Morocco|Tags: , , , |

"Destination Morocco: Marrakesh" is a video I compiled of my time in the Old City Marrakesh exploring Jemma El Fna Square, eating my way around and shopping in the Souqs. The second half is a snippet of our drive down south to Zagora Desert to camp with the Berber Tribe people where we rode camels during [...]

17 12, 2016

Morocco’s Blue City: Chefchaouen

By | December 17th, 2016|Categories: Morocco|Tags: , , |

A trip to Morocco would not be complete without a stop to the mountainous blue city of Chefchaouen. While not bombarded by loads of tourism yet, hippies and seasoned European travelers have been visiting since the early 1960's as a mystical untouched getaway, as well as in search of readily-available hashish. This seemingly utopian town is a must-see [...]

2 12, 2016

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Jordan|Tags: , |

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 [...]