The Amazing 2,000-Year-Old Boat on Kibbutz Nof Ginossar, Israel

I always said that some day the sea will give us a gift, says Yuvi Lufan. His prediction proved true. The gift which was given by the sea is now one of northern Israel greatest treasures, and my personal favorite. The sea of which Mr. Lufan speaks is the Sea of Galilee, and he says […]

This is Syria?

Knowing, as we do, that civil war is raging on in Syria, with its people enduring horrifying daily bloodbaths, it seems that the entire country must be in a state of catastrophic chaos. So when I got to look across the border into Syria the other day, it was shocking to see this: A little […]

Mokkatam Village a/k/a Garbage City in Cairo

I sat down to write a post about the amazing Cave Church I visited in Cairo, when I began instead reading up on the people who live in the village that is home to the church. Soon it became clear that an entire post should be dedicated to what little I know about these people […]

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A Taste of Home Abroad – Jelly Tea

Living our routine at home is so rote. Even when we strike out to get away for a short while from the norm while we’re not traveling, we frequently wind up gravitating toward it anyway, returning inevitably to our favorite spots, time and again with a force of habit stronger than gravity. We travel to […]

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Where I Want To Go This Week In Travel – August 29, 2010

This weekly series on Solo Female Traveler focuses on the power of place. Where I Want to Go This Week in Travel is all about the colorful, the compelling, the enchanting, the quirky. Each week I look for travel stories and articles in personal travel blogs that highlight a destination – one I already love […]

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Interview with an Expat – Carrie Kellenberger

Why do some people pack up their lives and move abroad? Behind each journey from resident to expat is a story, always unique and often fascinating. One standout of an expat is Carrie Kellenberger, who left her life in Canada to move to China and teach English for a year. Her year of living abroad […]

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Where I Want To Go This Week In Travel – August 22, 2010

This weekly series on Solo Female Traveler focuses on the power of place. Where I Want to Go This Week in Travel is all about the colorful, the compelling, the enchanting, the quirky. Each week I look for travel stories and articles in personal travel blogs that highlight a destination I personally love or have […]

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Sydney Up Close

When first we travel to a well-known destination, we arrive fully loaded with pre-existing notions of its sights, its people, its character. Before I stepped foot in Sydney, Australia I expected the city to be shiny and modern, stuffed with museums and restaurants and buzzing with people-filled sidewalks, much like many major cities back home […]

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Flying Foxes in the Royal Botanic Gardens

The first time I traveled to Sydney, Australia, I strolled through the Royal Botanic Gardens expecting nothing but flora. Instead, I got some pretty shocking fauna. Looking up into a towering tree, I saw dozens of large, round black things the size of bowling balls hanging down. A native fruit, perhaps? No. A nearby sign […]

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Where I Want To Go This Week In Travel – August 15, 2010

Welcome to Where I Want to Go This Week in Travel. This new weekly series on Solo Female Traveler will focus on place. From every travel blog on my radar, I’ll peruse the posts of the week and pull out the destination-based pieces that capture my attention. Here I will showcase what I think are […]

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An Egyptian Harem Conspiracy

My recent trip to Egypt was filled with the usual traveler’s travails of crossing the street in Cairo without getting run over and doggedly pursuing my – and everyone’s – life dream of visiting the pyramids of Giza without allowing hundreds of swarming touts to ruin it. Egyptian history is filled with stories of much […]

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Meeting Travel Bloggers

Who are the people behind the home page? As travel bloggers we often have a real curiosity about our blogging buddies. Trying to get to know people through tweets filled with shortened URLs and hash tags leaves but a few letters available to actually convey thoughts. Blog comments offer a lot more room for socialization; […]

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Has Travel Jaded You?

Travel opens our eyes to the ways of the world. Our cultural norms are shaken and stirred, never again to settle in the same spot, as we intermingle with people very different from us. Experiencing life around the globe pulls us out of our mindset and set us down in another, forever. Sometimes, though, after […]

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Packed with Summer Life on a Winter Day – Terrigal, New South Wales

I could take a bus, but that would be boring. Heavy grey-black clouds hover in the sky, promising to soak me. It doesn’t matter. This day, I have decided, I will, for the first time since I traveled to Australia, explore the town immediately next to mine. A beach pounding with surf is just a […]

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Tips on Traveling Alone

When backpacking, traveling in a group can be great fun. However, at times you may find it somewhat restrictive, and the idea of traveling along alone can start to seem more and more appealing. Many people find that the opportunities and adventure while traveling solo can be eye opening. In fact, in recent years it’s […]

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