January 2017

Exploring the South of Tunisia

If you’re planning your holiday in Tunisia around the resorts of Sousse, Tunis, or Hammamet, you might not realize that just a few hours south lies another world to discover. The Sahara desert transforms the landscape and you’ll find the lifestyle and culture is vastly different from the resort areas. The beauty, adventure, history, and culture […]

December 2016

The Other is Right

Validating someone else’s experience is a foundational step toward truly connecting.

In cross cultural communication, this is often one of the biggest challenges to overcome. Other cultures have other narratives they live by. They tell history differently. Their heroes and villains aren’t the same as ours.

Being able to say, “You are right”, not necessarily in all […]

November 2016

How Long Should You Visit Petra?

Petra is one of the most impressive archaeological sites our world has to offer. It is no surprise it was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. A common misconception is that Petra only includes the iconic Treasury facade, carved into the sandstone that you see on posters; however, the […]

Get Off the Beaten Path in Korbous, Tunisia

If you’re the kind of traveler who likes to get off the beaten path to find hidden gems that are popular with locals but remain largely unknown to tourists, you should definitely make the hot springs of Korbous part of your Tunisia itinerary. Not far off the main highway that heads out of Tunis, but far […]

October 2016

Things to do around Jerash

The northern region of Jordan has a beautiful landscape, full of rolling hills and olive tree farms. Unfortunately, most people traveling in Jordan rarely go further north than the Roman ruins at Jerash, or at best only go so far as the crusades era Ajloun Castle. Here are things to do in […]

September 2016

Recipe for Makloubeh

During my trip to Jordan, I had the privilege of staying with a family in a village called Orjan in the Al Ayoun region of northern Jordan. Our host family was especially warm and kind to us, showing us their town and taking us us to their olive tree farm which had a beautiful […]

August 2016

Five Reasons to Book a Homestay in Orjan

During my recent trip to Jordan, I had the pleasure of participating in a homestay at the Orjan Village in Al Ayoun, Jordan. My group and I stayed with Abu Mahmoud and Um Mahmoud in their beautiful home. We were welcomed in warmly, and treated better than I treat myself at home. Though this […]