Luxury, Mud and Salt: A Visit to the Dead Sea

DeadSea

Salt is all the rage these days- from salted chocolate to special salt scrubs to even flavored salt it seems no matter where in the world we go, we see some sort of salted souvenir.  Honestly, until we started traveling I didn’t even realize there were different types of salt, nor the benefits of salt. [...]

Foodie Friday: Humus

Homus, hummus, humus, humos, hamos, houmous, seriously Wikipedia has eight spellings for it, but in truth it’s all the same. Pureed chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and some spices, humus is found on almost every middle eastern menu. Not quite as popular as in “Revenge of the Zohan,” humus can be categorized as almost [...]

Petra: Lost but not forgotten

Although we had been tipped off not to arrive until the afternoon when the tour groups depart, we were shocked at the sheer number of visitors.  With no exaggeration there were thousands of people exploring Petra when we arrived mid-day, and the noise bouncing off the canyon walls in front of the treasury sounded more [...]

Leaving Africa

Ever since arriving in Ethiopia we’ve been excited to get out of Africa, not that its been bad at all mind you, its just that Africa is difficult. Emotionally, physically and mentally Africa can take it all out of you without you even realizing it. It’s been a pleasure sharing the adventure with others along [...]