Travel

17
Apr

I Imagine A World – A Poem

While volunteering with Syrian refugees in Greece and Turkey, I was deeply moved by just how unjust and unfair our world can be sometimes. People who once had a great life now left with absolutely nothing.  Although I saw so much hardship, the most prevalent thing that existed in every refugee’s heart was hope. The hope to live on another

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16
Apr

A Journey Back into Roman Times – Visiting Baalbek in Lebanon

Baalbek, where history comes to life and ancient and modern times meet in one place, the legacy of civilizations past still thriving in full glory… Before going to Lebanon, I had never heard of Baalbek and knew nothing about the ruins there. Yet after seeing it first hand, I realized it was one of the most amazing archaeological sites I

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19
Mar

Thailand From Under the Sea

This article was originally published on Travelin Kait in 2015 A moment of suspension in the air, flying for a second, then a huge splash and a rainbow of colors explode before me. Thousands of bright yellow fish squabble – darting from one place to another, all at the same time, all uniquely shaped, uniquely made. Deep down at the

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19
Mar

An Ode to Rome

This article was originally published on Travelin’ Kait in 2014. This is for you Rome, a city that has captured my heart and became a part of who I am and who I will be… I may never be remembered meeting you, but you will always remain. Just like me, thousands of people have met you, then passed away into

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19
Mar

From The Border of Syria to the Border of Algeria – Exploring Lebanon, Egypt, and Tunisia

This article was originally published on Travelin’ Kait. Growing up I always dreamed of visiting the ancient sights of Egypt, venturing into the sands of the Sahara, and seeing the many Roman ruins dotting the Levant. Like Lawrence of Arabia or Getrude Bell, I imagined myself on expeditions down the Nile or traveling on horseback through the vast plains of

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18
Mar

A Day In the Red Desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum (Arabic: وادي رم ‎) is a desert area in Jordan with stunning bright red sand and dazzling mountains. It is here that many Bedouins live just as they used to hundreds of years ago, and give tourists the chance to come and sleep in a tent and live a bedouin life for the day. Our experience with Bedouin Lifestyle was

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18
Mar

The Butterfly of Nebo – A Memory of Mt. Nebo, Jordan

In northern Jordan you can find Mt.Nebo, looking out over the Jordan Valley and the Judean Desert. It was said that the Israelites first saw the “promise land” here and it was where Moses died and was buried. Although no one knows exactly where he was buried or if the Israelites were ever really here, it is an incredible place

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18
Mar

Beyond Giza – 4 Incredible Destinations in Egypt That Will Inspire You

From the lush Nile Valley to the dry desert dunes, Egypt is a land of beauty and contrasts. Here you can experience the  history and culture of the Ancient Egyptians that lived so long ago, a civilization considered on of the most advanced and developed in the world. But what is there to see beyond just the Pyramids? Here are

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17
Mar

Spices, Carpets, and Magic – The Colors of Jerusalem

Jerusalem – the city of a thousand colors. The city where people from all over the planet come to see its many marvels and ponder its many secrets. Through the narrow streets of the souqs, you can find all sorts of trinkets, antiquities, and artifacts waiting to be discovered. The spices, the scarves, the pottery, the gold, all waiting to be

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17
Mar

Visiting the Heart of History – Exploring and Learning About the Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount in Jerusalem

A tiled pattern of a thousand colors and a glimmering gold dome soaring above the sky, a dazzling view of an eternal city that has changed and shaped history… The Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount area have been at the heart of political and global conversations for a long time, a special place for all three Abrahamic

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