Passing by the Dead Sea and its salty flats near Ein Gedi, Israel - by Anika Mikkelson - Miss Maps -

Red Sea to the Dead Sea: Our Last Days in Israel

When a border crossing forces you one kilometer north of the Red Sea, you’d better take advantage.
When a bus ride takes you along the coast of the Dead Sea, you’d better take advantage.
When both happen on the same journey, you’d better put on your swimsuit and shades, and get ready for some busy beach days!

Petra Jordan the Video: TWICE in a Lifetime!

The Ancient City of Petra is listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity I was lucky enough to have twice, and would visit again in a heartbeat. During my last visit, I wrote about the mysteries beyond Petra’s well-known treasury which I still find to […]

Turkish Delights

…Istanbul proved to be the perfect blend of each of our homes and allowed us all to explore another culture, and to appreciate the most ridiculous of circumstances that brought us together at a final moment’s notice. Turkish rugs, Turkish delights, Turkish beers, Turkish coffees, and last-minute Turkish reunions at their very best.

The Greats of Giza: Pyramids, The Nile River, and Beyond

Sleeping while sitting up, guarding your belongings, and traveling at speeds of 200 kilometers per hour is not the easiest task. But if you allow yourself to relax into the train’s tempo, you’ll find the adjustment quite simple. The constant sways put you at ease as the train twists and turns down its predetermined path; […]