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Middle Eastern Travel: 10 Surprising Discoveries On A Journey Through Jordan

To date, Jordan has been one of the most surprising destinations I’ve visited. I’ll admit before going my opinion of the country was clouded somewhat by typical Middle Eastern stereotypes; however, these were quickly shattered as I met the locals […]

#FoodPorn: Crunchy Bamba In Israel

#FoodPorn: Crunchy Bamba In Israel

In Israel, Bamba refers to one of the country’s most popular snacks. Sold since 1964, it’s a soft yet crunchy treat made of puffed corn flavored like peanuts, almost like a nutty Cheez Doodle. Additionally, it’s 100% Kosher. No trip […]

Middle East Travel: Diverse Offerings And Unique Experiences In Jordan

“You might like our ‘Lychee Mac.’ It’s made with whiskey, fresh lime juice, ginger ale and real lychee.” I’m currently sitting at a swanky rooftop lounge in Amman, Jordan, ordering cocktails and listening to Maroon 5 blast from the speakers. […]

Bedouin Hospitality: Immersing Myself In Jordan’s Bedouin Culture

Indigenous culture is often a curiosity for outsiders, one we often want to know more about but which we have a hard time relating to once we do in. In my opinion, this is often because people are educating themselves […]


Flavors Of The Middle East: Organic Wine Pairing In Jordan

“Jordan is actually a very old wine country. They discovered vines from Petra from 2,000 years ago.” I’m at Zumot Winery, owned by Mr. Omar Zumot, near downtown Amman sampling the organic Saint George Wine of Jordan. The space is […]