With ISIS, the Israel/Palestinian Conflict, and more headlining the news so often, here are a few things you should know about the region.
It’s late. I’m awake and wound up, my mind full of ideas and travel schemes (as usual!).
Naturally, all of this was triggered by the box of argeeleh that fell off my closet shelf as I dug around for a bicycle pump. It got me reminiscing on hours spent whiled away in noisy, smokey cafes along the streets of Jordan. Groups of us passing around the hookah hose, chatting as old friends, although we hardly knew one other.
I had the incredible experience of going to Palestine and Israel a few weeks ago. No, I’m not crazy. Yes, I’m aware there was a conflict there. No, I didn’t see a bomb. Yes, I met real people with real stories.
They live there, not on the news. Continue reading
I refuse to live insulated any longer. Insulated – to myself, to the world, to the ideas swirling around, evolving, shaping, and determining my life and yours.
Think of this space as your favorite patio or coffee shop. Have you pictured it?
This is a place where stories, pictures, ideas, and conversations take place. From them and from each other we can learn a lot and hopefully add some spice to our lives along the way!
After visiting more than 20 countries spanning 6 continents I have been fortunate to experience a lot of things and cross paths with many people. And I’m sure you have too.
So for the international, the intrepid, and the interested I’ve created this blog.