middle east

Israel: The Vegetarian Holy Land

Israel is a well-known country. For its size, it takes up a lot of news space. Whatever your political opnions may be, most agree that the people are beautiful, that there are a freaky number of Israeli Nobel Prize laureates, and blah blah.. what nobody talks about is the FOOD. Being that food is one […]


The Best Time To Visit Petra Is…

My watch started beeping at 5 am. FIVE. If it’s not for work, nobody wakes up at five, unless they are boring, old, or both. Or… if they really want to visit Petra but have to get to Wadi Rum by the afternoon. I like to think of myself as neither boring nor old, so […]


Is Egypt Safe For Women Travelers?

When I told people I was traveling to Egypt, their first reaction was often surprise. When they found out I was traveling alone, their reaction turned to worry. A 5’1” girl traveling alone? In Egypt? I don’t often travel alone, and as my dad put it, Egypt was not a good place to break them […]


This Quote Makes Me Happy

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl This quote, one of my faves, is the subject of this week’s Humpworthy Hump Day. I try to apply […]

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A Jumpy Pic On Every Continent

Jumping over the sand dunes of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia

That’s my mission. I learned the great art of jumpy pictures from one of my best friends, Elisabeth, and have since used it to spice up my travel photos (and life in general). I hope you’ll follow and support me on my mission to take a perfect jumpy pic on every continent. So far, I […]