• Film Tourism, The Indiana Jones Effect Last month a consulting firm that works with movie producers to scope out possible locations approached me to work with them as a consultant. Unbeknownst to me, my resume had been my Instagram feed and articles from my travels. Is this a new sweet spot for promoting tourism? (This dovetails nicely with my primary work […]
  • Discovering Palestinian Design in Amman, Jordan On my last trip to Jordan, I was fortunate to view an extraordinary collection in a private home in Amman.  This exquisite collection  documents a Palestine that many never knew. Travel to Jordan is always magnificent. It is a traveler’s paradise of a warm and welcoming people, World Heritage sites, history, natural history and the […]
  • Exploring Petra There is so much to see in Petra beyond the iconic Treasury. Like the majestic Temenos Gate, Roman 2nd century AD. On my recent Azamara Club Cruises cruise from Rome to Dubai, I asked many fellow passengers why they chose this itinerary? The almost universal answer was to see Petra. One of the new “Seven Wonders […]
  • Jerusalem and the West Bank What happens when you tour Jerusalem and the West Bank with an Israeli and a Palestinian guide?  Dual narratives? Yes. Disagreements? Yes. Acrimony? None.  Travel and politics, done well. Samir and Yuval, our Palestinian and Israeli guides, at the site of Herodium, looking out over the West Bank. Standing atop the ancient site of Herodium, at […]
  • Colors of Marrakech, Morocco Inspiring Travelers for Generations…..
  • An Ancient Roman Masterpiece: Jerash, Jordan Walk with me, back in time,  through the ancient streets of Jerash, Jordan.  One of the best preserved Roman Decapolis cities in the world.  Photos taken from my visit in October 2015. Check for the ancient Roman chariot marks in the paving stones.
  • Egypt’s Journeymaker: Salima Ikram I have been very privileged in the trips I have been able to take, but more so in the people I have met.  I would like to introduce you to one more very significant #Journeymaker in my life. Thanks to American Express for asking and for helping me share those Journeymakers who inspire travel.  Salima Ikram […]
  • Seven Trips To Expand Your Comfort Zone Having spent 17 years circling the globe for my job at the Smithsonian Institution, I am often asked, “Where is your favorite destination and where should I go next?” Seems like an easy question, but it isn’t. My own list of favorites has shifted dramatically as my personal travel comfort zone expanded. For your consideration, […]
  • Egypt: The Old, The New and the Undiscovered On my last visit to Egypt floating in a hot air balloon over the West Bank of Luxor, over Medinat Habu and other stunning temples were outlines of other structures. I saw at least 50 during my time in the balloon. Subtle shadows of mounds of sand visible to the naked eye. I asked the […]
  • What About Travel To Jordan? Looking for somewhere to travel and experience world class sites of antiquity this fall? Since Arab Spring — agreed, a misnomer as it now continues into the second year — much of northern Africa and the Middle East continue to experience unrest and uncertainties that are unsettling for potential tourists. I would still travel to […]

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