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

Tweet 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 […]

This is Syria?

Tweet 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 […]

Mokkatam Village a/k/a Garbage City in Cairo

Tweet 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 […]

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How To Lose Weight While Traveling

Tweet We travel to experience newness, and we vacation to relax. Unfortunately, escaping to different environs for many people also means eating everything that exists and moving at a pace reminiscent of a sloth. Possibly, just possibly, this is a tiny part of the reason why so many people gain weight while on vacation. Possibly. […]

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Through the Grey Eyes of Rain – Prague Undiscovered

Tweet On a weekend respite from school in Dresden, Germany, a train chugs me toward Prague. The year is 1997 and the season is summer, a time when almost unceasing rain in parts of Eastern Europe is beginning to cause well-placed concern. Shortly, Poland will suffer a massive flood which will kill 55 people and […]

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Your Part of the World – What’s Different When You Travel Domestically?

Tweet Travel equals exploring the unknown and the exciting. Visting regions that differ from our own means witnessing new ways of life, navigating unknown languages, acclimating to different diets and coping without the comforts of home. Flying off and landing on foreign ground – this is travel. Most of the time, anyway. What about traveling […]

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Springtime in the City – New York’s Central Park

Tweet The East Coast was pummeled with a perfect spring Saturday this weekend, prompting me to head in to New York for a while. A walking tour focusing on Central Park’s 19th Century history was the lone item on my agenda. So, of course, I took a train that pulled in to the city with […]

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The Joy Found in Travel Routines

Tweet Escaping from daily life’s reality and routine into a cornucopia of newness and wonder is one of the many universal appeals of travel. Almost everyone on earth likes the excitement of new experiences. All of our hearts temporarily halt when we gaze with our own eyes at cathedrals, oceans and castles we’ve previously only […]

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Let Me Out of Here! – Six Tips for Coping When You’re Stuck Somewhere You Don’t Like

Tweet You’re traveling merrily along toward a new and exciting destination, smiling brightly and humming tunes while waving at strangers, pausing to kiss cute babies and literally stopping to smell the roses. Then, suddenly, darkness descends. Crashes of thunder rip through your ears. In the next moment you find yourself bleeding and whimpering in the […]

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Your Part of the World – Is Anyone Celebrating Easter?

Tweet When I was a little girl, I would arise very early each Easter Sunday for the purpose of crouching and crawling my way through the house in search of multi-colored hardboiled eggs smashed between sofa cushions, thrust into the fireplace, and rolled under beds. It was not just a privilege but a duty to […]

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The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado – Haunted or No?

Tweet I traveled last week to Colorado, so I find it fitting to recount one of my previous trips to this Southwestern state, when I spent the night at a landmark in the Rocky Mountains called The Stanley Hotel. The Shining plays non-stop on Channel 42 in this hotel as guests set up video cameras […]

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Five Great Reasons Why You Should Travel Solo

Tweet Why in the world would anyone travel anywhere all by themselves? Everything on earth takes on a more colorful glow when we share it with someone else, doesn’t it? I don’t think so. Not when it comes to travel, anyway. Navigating your way around the globe when traveling solo affords you an utterly different […]

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City of Madness – Crossing the Street in Cairo

Tweet Nighttime has arrived in this city and I am standing on the sidewalk, alone. Locals burst past from all directions, their faces blasé with the familiarity of their surroundings as the busyness of their lives pushes them toward their evening destinations. These people are the vibe of the streets. On this, my first night […]

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Your Part of the World – Love It or Leave It…or Both?

Tweet A long time ago I chose my current location with purpose, yearning for somewhere prettier than where I lived, a new home that was better, more exciting. More me. Moving across the country I found it here, just as I knew I would, amidst the dichotomy of bucolic hills of green mixed up with […]

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Top Ten Foreign Travel Films

Tweet The weekend has arrived. Full of fun…full of despair…full of whatever you decide. No matter what’s going on in your life this weekend, surely at some point you’ll be in movie-watching mode. Here I share with you my top ten favorite foreign travel films of all time. Maybe you’ll find one that will become […]

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