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A look inside the wonderful culinary traditions of Lebanon. Once known as the Switzerland of the Middle East, Lebanon, particularly Beirut, is an interesting place to visit. From it’s ancient cities of Tyre and Bylos, to it’s rich culinary scene, to it’s winter skiing, there is something for every travel in this small country. In […]

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Our free August Travel Newsletter is out to subscribers. In this August travel newsletter, we’re covering tips for traveling in Morocco, another installment of Joanie Maro’s popular column On the Road with Joanie Maro with Joanie sharing some of her favorite photos and moments from Egypt, a great little video called Taste Lebanon, an article […]

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Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers,  I hope you had a spooktastic Halloween, wherever in the world it found you. The end of October in many countries and cultures is seen as a time when the veil between the spirits and the living is the thinnest. It often comes with an intense (often termed super) Full […]

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Fellow Travelers, I’m excited to announce that this spring I will be teaching a travel class at the University of Washington’s Experimental College in Seattle, WA! The class will be on Traveling in the Middle East and is open to everyone. Join me as I drop some knowledge — giving resources, tips, tricks, and a […]

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The dabke is a passionate, lively Lebanese folk dance. As the national dance of Lebanon, it is common at weddings, parties, and local Beirut night clubs.  To experience the power of this dance, watch a group of men dance the dabke.  It evokes masculine energy. Dabke in Arabic means  literally “stamping of the feet,” and […]

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