Middle East

January 23, 2017
3 Surprising things about Visiting Dubai premium
The first time I remember learning about Dubai came from Matt Lauer in his yearly segment, “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” The Today Show anchor hopped around the globe to dream locations every day for a week. I can’t remember all of the Dubai details, but I do remember the World and Palm […]
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December 26, 2016
So, this is what I really did during my trip to Cairo premium
I don’t normally announce my travel plans prior to a trip. I’m a person who doesn’t hold her breath until things actually happen. Not only does it save myself disappointment, but also keeps me from having to explain why something didn’t work out as expected. So, when I popped up on Facebook Live on November […]
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Taste in Travel: Understanding Cultures through Food premium
The number of times I’ve been asked how I became a culinary {and travel} writer is too many to count. Frankly, I’m not exactly sure how to answer. Eating is an essential part of life, and I appreciate good food, whether it’s chicken and rice served from a Singaporean hawker stand or a perfect French […]
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June 13, 2013
Getting Down & Dirty in Jordan’s Wadi Rum premium
It’s safe to say that adventure travel is not my niche. I don’t own hiking boots, Velcro water sandals, khaki pants that convert to shorts, anything that resembles an Indiana Jones hat, and much to Traveling Ted’s dismay, I’ve not a fanny pack to my name. But the absence of all these REI staples doesn’t mean […]
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May 15, 2013
7 Flights & a Camel {how I got to Maui from Jordan} premium
If there was a prize given by Hawaii to the person who went through the greatest lengths to get to their state {not counting the Polynesians who actually rowed there}, I believe I’d be the hands-down winner.
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May 5, 2013
Reflections of My Jordan Journey premium
I’ve since left the salty air of the Dead Sea and the seemingly never-ending blue skies and mountainous, desert landscape of the Middle East, and I can’t help but reflect on the last ten days of my Jordan journey.
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