April 24, 2014

Dubai for a Dime

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, is a city known around the world for its lavishness. However, serious savings are possible in this opulent city. You just need to know the experts. Here‚Äôs what our sources had to say about seeing this Middle Eastern city on a shoestring. Accommodation: The folks [...]

Photo Feature: The Old City

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; The old city portion of Jerusalem is one of many interesting places to visit on a national tour of Israel. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Photo Feature: Market in Israel

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Market experiences are among the many fun things to do in Israel, including spending time in Tel Aviv, exploring the cultural scene in Haifa and hanging out along Lake Tiberius. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Photo from the Road: Greenery and a Carved Roman Ruin

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This architectural image represents many such photo opportunities in Amman, Jordan. The city is home to several sets of Roman ruins, as well a handful of notable restaurants, such as the Blue Fig.

Photo from the Road: Jordanian Soldier

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This Jordanian soldier stands guard among the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash. The entire city plays host to a cultural festival every year, and is a popular destination for vacationers touring Jordan.

Photo from the Road: Petra Man with Donkey

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This man in Petra, Jordan takes a break with his donkey after taking tourists for a ride along the Siq. Petra is known around the world as the ancient rose red city in the rocks.

Photo from the Road: Jaffa Clock Tower

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This antique clock tower was photographed in the seaside town of Jaffa, Israel, which has been in existence since around the time of Noah. The town is a pleasant stroll from the city of Tel Aviv, and home to several great seafood restaurants and artistsí shops.

Photo from the Road: Golden Dome with Blue Tile

Golden Dome with Blue Tile

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This unexpected view of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem brings a sense of the modern to an ancient structure recognized around the world. From the plaza around the building, one can reflect upon the history that has occurred at this location over thousands of [...]

Jerash: Cultural Festivities, Roman Architecture and Phenomenal Photo Ops

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Arguably one of the most well-preserved and extensive set of Roman ruins outside of Italy, Jerash is one of the crowning jewels in Jordanís tourism crown.

Camping in Jordanís Wadi Rum: Petroglyphs, Lawrence of Arabia, Stargazing and More

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Our first night in Jordanís magical Wadi Rum began with a sky-high bon fire, exotic Arabic music and a food table piled high with hummus, olives, lamb and rice.

Israel Offers History, Waterfront Fun, Nature Experiences and Pilgrimage Opportunities

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Itís no secret to those who know me that Iím a huge fan of Middle East travel. While itís true Iíve spent more time in other countries throughout the region, David and I did have a chance to visit Israel several years ago.

Via Dolorosa, the Israel Museum and Other Things to Do in Jerusalem

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Jerusalem is on the life list for many travelers, and has been on the international events radar for thousands of years. If youíre finally planning a trip, there are a number of things to do in Jerusalem that you definitely donít want to miss.

Photo from the Road: Friendly Jordanian Donkey

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Shot in Petra, this image of a friendly and curious donkey has always stuck with me as one of my favorites.

Photo from the Road: Camel up Close

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I admit it. Iím a sucker for camels. Up close and personal, or with a great zoom lense, Iím always up to try to capture their animated faces for posterity.