We Meet At The Olive Tree

By |October 1st, 2014|

Bombarded daily by images of a violent interpretation of Islam, Islamophobia is digging deeper into many Western nations.

Fear creates a chasm of distrust that keeps us far from one another. Even before we look across to the other side, we associate the other with the images we’ve seen on the news. We assume ill […]

Jordan Olive Harvest Experience in Ajloun – Tour 2014

By |October 1st, 2014|

Once again, it’s that time of year; the annual community olive harvest in rural Jordan.  We are heading to Northern Jordan for a full day of harvesting olives with a Jordanian family on their farm.  Learn about the importance of olives to local Jordanians, crush your own olives, and take a jar home with you.

The olive […]

The Blue Doors of Sidi Bou Said

By |September 24th, 2014|

No visit to Tunisia is complete without a stop in Sidi Bou Said -the picturesque hilltop village overlooking the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Tunis. The village has a calm, relaxed atmosphere and outstanding views of the sea. Many travelers describe the village as charming, and I can’t think of a better way to […]

A Walk Around History: El Jem, Tunisia

By |September 12th, 2014|

The Roman Coliseum in El Jem is a site that consistently impresses me. It was the third largest coliseum in the Roman world, and today Unesco considers it among the best preserved coliseums in the world. I recently went there with a small tour group, and walked around the entire Coliseum site. I’ve explored […]

Learn to Cook Mansaf from a Masterchef

By |September 1st, 2014|

Mansaf is unforgettable. As the country’s national dish, it is an essential experience on your Jordan tour. A heaping pile of lamb cooked in a tangy yoghurt sauce and served on a bed of rice, mansaf is truly unique. Whether you’re prepping your tastebuds before your travels, or you’ve tasted this amazing meal and […]

Aerial Travel Photography from Tunisia

By |August 21st, 2014|

Drones are a new fun trend in travel. Travelers are using the remote control aerial devices to capture travel footage with a different flavor and perspective than our typical on the ground angles.

Here’s a Tunisia drone video featuring various cities in Tunisia; including the cities of Tunis, Bizerte, Monastir, and Sidi Bou Said.

TravelByDrone, has even […]

Petra, Jordan – Time Scanners PBS Programs

By |August 14th, 2014|

Several friends from the U.S. emailed me and shared with me that Petra was being featured on PBS’ Time Scanners.  More specifically, a structural engineer and his team of 3D laser-scanning experts were shedding new light on the marvel of Petra’s Monastery and how it may have been constructed. You can check out the preview above or […]

Becoming a Global Citizen

By |August 7th, 2014|

“We now have to be responsible for both fellow citizens of our country and fellow citizens of the world. The question is, ‘Can we figure that out?’” Kwame Anthony Appiah.

Anthony Appiah is a British-born Ghanaian philosopher and cultural theorist. He has been extremely helpful in informing us how to move ahead in a multi-cultural world, realizing we […]

‘Lost Walls – A Calligraffiti Journey through Tunisia’

By |August 7th, 2014|

I’ve been tracking Tunisian calligraffiti artist el Seed ever since he “tagged” the Jara Mosque in Gabes, Tunisia (Video).  Yes, calligraffiti not calligraphy :).

His passion for post revolution Tunisia and bringing people together through culture and art is what first caught my radar.

el Seed has a new book called ‘Lost Walls’ highlighting his work in Tunisia.

“What I […]

Family-Focused Experiential Travel

By |August 3rd, 2014|

“What do you get when you combine two of today’s hottest travel trends?”

This week on their blog, Virtuoso, highlights the upward trend of not only family travel, but the desire for families to travel in such a way the experience enriches a person’s life and improves the way they connect with both loved ones and with the […]