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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
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...

The Western Wall (sometimes referred to as the Wailing Wall) is one of the most revered sites in the Holy City of Jerusalem

From atop the Mount of Olives I surveyed the Holy city of Jerusalem in all its glory. Directly below me, white marble caskets in the Jewish cemetery tumbled down the hillside...

Entrance to the traditional Souk (market) in the Mutrah neighborhood of Muscat, Oman

Last fall, I met an Omani man at my guest house in Delhi, India. When he learned I was a travel writer, he began to gush about Oman. “You must go!...

The second most famous development in Dubai is the Burj Al Arab, built in the shape of a sail

Visiting Dubai had never been high on my travel wish list. I didn’t even expect to like it. Not a fan of big cities to begin with, I figured it would...

Main road leads to the harbor on Bodufolhudhoo Island in the Maldives

Every morning, I passed Aisha on the sleepy sand streets of Bodufolhudhoo Island. Her black head scarf and ankle-length cloak revealed only her face and hands. I longed to speak to...

Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, is the site of the Bodhi Tree beneath which Buddha attained enlightenment

It started with a single shiver. In the 90 degree temperatures of Bodh Gaya, India, I suddenly felt chilled. I pulled my sweatshirt jacket close and snuggled into it. A few...