Jordan – a Haven in the Middle East


I met Mr. Yousef Hasanat, founder of Desert Paramours Tours through a mutual friend. He arranged for my visit from Israel to Jordan on a short notice, and he welcomed me to his country over tea. We met in the lobby of Hotel Amra Palace in Petra. It was always my dream to see this magical city, … Continue reading Jordan – a Haven in the Middle East

Weekend in Westchester, New York


If you have made it up to Hudson Valley on your weekend getaway from New York City, also check out Westchester County. Taste some of the best maple in the world at Crown Maple at Madava Farms. Their certified-organic maple products are so pure, you can taste the woods. Take a tour of the technologically advanced … Continue reading Weekend in Westchester, New York

Do You Picture Sydney as a Culinary Destination?


What comes to mind when you think of Australian cuisine? Steaks, meat pies, kangaroos and backyard barbies? Sure, Australians love grilled meats, but there’s a new trend emerging in the Australian dining scene that may surprise you. According to The Australian, the local population is diverting their income from expensive housing to somewhat affordable dining. … Continue reading Do You Picture Sydney as a Culinary Destination?

What Do To If You Have Only 48 Hours In Sydney


Whether you have a long layover in Sydney, or are planning a weekend getaway, this urban capital of New South Wales is full of exciting choices for food, drinks, sightseeing and adventures. Here are some highly recommended things to do in Sydney based on my recent visit.  Travel like a celebrity. From the airport, ride … Continue reading What Do To If You Have Only 48 Hours In Sydney

7 Reasons to Sail on Anthem of The Seas This Winter


Anthem of the Seas is the third largest cruise ship in the world and after months of sailing in the Pacific and Mediterranean, the ship has finally arrived in the Atlantic. As I approach the docks, my complete attention draws towards a majestic 18-story building. It is longer than seven Boeing jetliners and there’s a … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Sail on Anthem of The Seas This Winter

Weekend in Hudson Valley, New York


When I think of New York, images of the city’s bustling streets, neon lights, Broadway musicals, top chef restaurants and shopping at 5th Avenue fill up my head. The fact is the state of New York has a lot more to offer than Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. For the first time, I took a train … Continue reading Weekend in Hudson Valley, New York

Highlights of the New York Times Travel Show


The New York Times Travel Show is the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America, featuring the Travel Industry Conference, Consumer Seminars, and an interactive Exhibition including more than 500 exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States. In addition to discounts and special offers for travel, the show provides educational seminars and live … Continue reading Highlights of the New York Times Travel Show

Top 5 Meals of 2015


It has become an annual tradition. Each year, I write a blog about the 5 best meals I ate. This is very hard to do since my job involves eating and traveling “for a living.” This year, I traveled to 14 countries and 5 states in the US. Needless to say, I ate a lot … Continue reading Top 5 Meals of 2015