Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers, This October I will be taking a small group of ladies on a once in a life time trip to Morocco. It’s a 9 amazing days of exploring the very best Morocco and the Moroccan people have to offer. We will be traveling the country with some wonderful local ladies. […]
Getting Started on Planning Your Trip to the Middle East and North Africa The Middle East and North Africa, also called the MENA region, is a region of the world filled with a long, rich history, complex and interesting cultures, wonderful cuisine (for you foodie’s out there), stunning natural wonders and friendly locals. Many sites […]
Jerash, situated an hour car ride from Jordan’s capital of Amman, dates back to the Greek period. Known as Gerasa in ancient times, it was termed the Antioch on the Golden River and was the capital and largest city of the Jersah Governorate. Found by either Alexander the Great or his general Perdiccas around 331 […]
1. Dress more formally than you would at home In Morocco, as in most North African countries, the locals are accustomed to a more conservative style of dress. For women, I recommend dressing with your shoulders and knees covered, high neckline, and no transparent or tight clothing. You’ll be showing more respect. And in turn […]
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Located in Central Anatolia, in the heart of Turkey, Cappadocia feels more like it belongs on the Moon than planet Earth. Cappadocia’s strange rock chimneys, protrusions and colorful valleys were formed from millions of years of erosion on soft volcanic ash. Where this soft volcanic ash, called tuff, mixed with harder basalt, the weathering process […]