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!
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 [...]
The variations of culture and religion are evident, but at the same time there is a cohesive lifestyle that unites different backgrounds and allows everyone to live together amongst blends of incense, spices and plenty of souvenirs...
An exciting, exhilarating mix of cultures, of religions, of peace, of war, and of friendships. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, what everlasting memories you’ve created. What a magical place to spend Christmas Eve!
“We’re going to Israel!” Maybe crazy. Maybe not. You never know how something will end up until you try. And this trip was begging us for a chance. It was time to commence Sibling Trip 4.0: A Taste of the Middle East.
Come with as I lead you through the mountainous desert landscape and up to a remarkable view of Petra's Iconic Treasury, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
...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.
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; [...]
As the afternoon wound down, we made our way back to the city of Luxor and found ourselves seated in a small cafe promising to offer us ‘Local prices. No big prices for tourists” Sold. Three orders of Koshari, please. We were looking forward to a full bowl of noodles, fried onions, garbanzo beans, rice, [...]
...As I stepped inside the buried tombs of Great Egyptian Kings and Queens, my eyes and heart grew colossally. The colors were fascinatingly bright, as if they had been painted just days prior...