Combining Nature and Culture in Tunisia’s South

By |November 29th, 2014|

At 9:00 a.m., my new friend Abdu Rahman saddled up the village donkey with all the essentials for our 10 km hike from Chenini to Douiret. This was the first time I was staying long enough in the Berber village to really experience life there.

I was with a group of 9 travelers on a cultural […]

4 Reasons Why Tunisia Is Lonely Planet’s 2015 Top Value Destination

By |November 5th, 2014|

Lonely Planet has produced quality travel advice on Tunisia since 2001, consistently revising their travel books and web information. When I read their travel material, I really get a sense that the authors feel they’ve found a gem in Tunisia (as I have!) -the sites, the people, and the culture. I was pleased to find […]

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 intent; […]

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 harvest […]

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 describe […]

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 the […]

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 want […]

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 created […]

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 from […]

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 are […]

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