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Sharing tea with Bedouins at Wai Rum, Jordan

The boy couldn’t have been more than seven or eight years old but he seemed perfectly at ease with the Bedouin men sipping tea in the cafe at Petra, Jordan. He...

A road to nowhere heads into the depths of Mujib Canyon, Jordan. Read further for my tips on how to book a tour to Petra and Wadi Rum in order to avoid the experience I had.

I sought the advice of friends on how to book a tour to Petra and Wadi Rum prior to traveling to Jordan. Everyone assured me that any hotel could make the...

Al Omari Grand Mosque and municipal buildings in downtown Beirut, Lebanon

The sun assaulted me at Baalbeck ruins in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Brilliant blue skies were perfect for viewing this world’s largest Roman temple, but in the 90-plus degree temperatures I soon...

When Machane Yehuda Market closes and the metal doors are rolled down over the shops, the shuk morsha into an Israeli art gallery

I slipped off my shoes and stepped over the threshold of the Barbur Gallery. Tucked into the backstreets of a residential neighborhood, with a community garden at its side, it hardly...

The outdoor fresh water pool at Ein Gedi Spa, an oasis near the Dead Sea in Israel

The timing couldn’t have been worse. A day before I arrived in Jerusalem to attend the Travel Blog Exchange Conference (TBEX), my right knee went out. I have no idea what...

I enjoy a mainstay of Israeli food - a breakfast of Shakshuka, which consists of eggs poached in a slight spicy sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions

Hummus. Falafel. They’re two of my favorite foods, and Jerusalem is one of the best places in the world to sample them. For two days after arriving, I gorged on them...