Archive for the ‘Middle East’ Category

Israel Travel Guide—Tips for Traveling to Israel

Israel Travel Guide—Tips for Traveling to Israel
By Maggie Parker Special to The Lost Girls Country Overview Israel has it all: big cities, small towns, culture, religion, history, beaches, hiking, and nightlife. There is not much you can’t do in this country—you can even ski! Many think the only reason to go to Israel would be for a religious...
March 21st, 2011 | Israel | Read More

Jordan: A Welcome Map to the Middle East

By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent When I left my job and life in NYC last fall, life transitioned from everything familiar to the instant unknown. Even though I had travel plans, plane tickets, a scheduled calendar, and family and friends to see, I wasn’t sure what would come of my time away. Traveling...
March 1st, 2011 | Jordan | Read More

Lost in Israel: Tel Aviv to Tiberias

By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent Stepping away from a cubicle job in NYC and taking a year off to write and travel, I have been fortunate enough to visit favorite destinations while also exploring new countries and cultures. My trips were scheduled to start back up in early spring but a last...
February 21st, 2011 | City Travel, Extras, Food & Wine, Israel, Tours & Attractions | Read More

8 Tips to Know with Birthright Israel

To prepare for a journey with Taglit-Birthright Israel, a program that provides educational, first-time trips to Israel for Jewish young adults, Maggie Parker suggests these eight tips to better enjoy this experience. There are guns everywhere, and the program leaders and staff will try to get you to...
February 17th, 2011 | Extras, Ideas, Israel, Middle East, Spiritual Travel, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Israel

Lost in Israel
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent
February 17th, 2011 | Extras, Israel | Read More

Lost in Jordan: The Dead Sea

By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent The Dead Sea, located in the Jordan Rift Valley, is a hypersaline body of water that defies “sink or swim”. At 423 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest dry land surface on Earth. As an avid swimmer and water enthusiast, I was eager to visit....
February 15th, 2011 | Extras, Hotels & Resorts, Jordan, Spa & Beauty, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Jordan: Madaba and Mount Nebo

Lost in Jordan: Madaba and Mount Nebo
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent Madaba and Mount Nebo are close in proximity to each other and are both sites of religious importance. According to the Bible, Mount Nebo is where Moses first viewed the Promised Land, an area God gave to the Israelites. I was moved by its Biblical significance,...
February 4th, 2011 | Jordan, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Turkish Desserts: 4 Delights for Your Sweet Tooth

Turkish Desserts: 4 Delights for Your Sweet Tooth
As a girl with restless taste buds, I am always searching for new and exotic foods to try. So when I booked my flight to Turkey, I waited anxiously for the moment when I could step off the plane and into a restaurant where I could indulge in some traditional Turkish delicacies. Happily, when that day...
January 20th, 2011 | Asia, Europe, Featured, Food News, Middle East | Read More

Lost in Jordan: Petra, The “Lost City”

Lost in Jordan: Petra, The “Lost City”
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent Petra is Jordan’s most famous historical site. It is an ancient city carved from rock, a breathtaking natural and man-made wonder. As you walk through this fascinating ancient city, you can imagine the original inhabitants living amidst its architectural...
January 18th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Getting There, Hotels & Resorts, Jordan, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Jordan: Aqaba Offers a Great Coastal Getaway

Lost in Jordan: Aqaba Offers a Great Coastal Getaway
By Brittany Gowan LG Foreign Correspondent Aqaba, a coastal town on the northeast tip of the Red Sea, is one of Jordan’s southern most points and the country’s only port city. Jagged mountains surround the low-lying water, which gradually fades from turquoise to a bold dark blue. Jordan, Israel,...
January 4th, 2011 | Getting There, Hotels & Resorts, Jordan, Tours & Attractions | Read More