Thursday, September 15th, 2011
I am a die-hard fan of playing in the sand and my recent trip to the famous Namib Desert provided me another opportunity to get a little gritty!
Here’re my favorite dune sports: ATV riding, dune driving, sand boarding, and my latest fav – sand sledding!
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
I first started to appreciate Islamic culture while visiting Spain’s famous Alhambra – full or Moorish influence. But there’s no better representation of beautiful Arab architecture then some of Islam’s most sacred places of worship: Mosques.
Here’re 3 of my favorites…
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
This was my 2nd trip to Egypt. My first visit, I took the traditional tourist route, so this 2nd trip was more about fun and sun — experiencing “Urban Cairo” and diving the Red Sea!
Here are my 7 insider tips and videos of Cairo’s great pleasures!
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
I just spent a week scuba diving the waters of the Red Sea. And lucky me! I had two great encounters with sharks – one with a hammerhead and one with 2 legs.
Read all about my shark sightings and watch the cool sea turtle video!
Saturday, August 13th, 2011
Cairo is thought to be one of the worst cities in the world for the harassment of women. I came across this aggression repeatedly during my one week visit.
Read about HarassMap and what women in Cairo are doing to protect themselves.
Monday, August 8th, 2011
I’ll admit it, I got pretty scared a number of times during my recent sojourn in the Middle East. But I also experienced some amazing hospitality. This is the duality that marks much of the Arab Region. Read about the source of my nervousness while visiting Jordan & Lebanon.
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Lebanon has a complex, multicultural population: roughly 60% Muslim and 40% Christian, and made up of various different sects. Also of the 15 million Lebanese in the world, only 25% of them live in Lebanon.
Find out more about fascinating Lebanon through my 7 insider tips!
Monday, August 1st, 2011
I was only in Israel for 10 days – and I spent 5 of them volunteering at the fabulous nonprofit El HaLev. With such a short time, I was only able to take in a few cities: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, & Nazareth.
Here’re my 7 insights on Israel + video!
Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Well, ballooning over Luxor’s famed Valley of the Kings sounded like a great idea…
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
Bedouin at Mt. Sinai
On my first post about Cairo, I noted the crazy surplus of cars on the Egyptian roadways….Now I know why.
Apparently, the Egyptian government spends almost $11 billion each year to subsidize gasoline and cooking fuel, making gasoline only about … read more!