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Below are links to many of my articles.

8 YA Books to Blow Your Mind, Bookwitty, May 2017

A Love Affair With Dates, The Fruit At The Cultural Heart Of Oman, NPR The Salt, May 2017

A Glimpse of the Middle East through Fiction Part II: Israel and Palestine, Bookwitty, May 2017

A Glimpse of the Middle East through Fiction: Part I, Bookwitty, May 2017

Going Local: Travel Tools and a Travel Philosophy from Nicholas Kontis, Transitions Abroad, April 2017

Maamoul: An Ancient Cookie That Ushers In Easter And Eid In The Middle East, NPR The Salt, April 2017

8 Books to Read About The Politics of Food, Bookwitty, April 2017

Brushstrokes that blur borders: The British artist nurturing dreams in Beirut, Middle East Eye, April 2017

Chef Vikram Vij’s Addition to the Food Memoir Fever, Bookwitty, March 2017

Cooking Lessons in Italy: Mamma Knows Best, Transitions Abroad, March 2017

Dangerous Refugee or Refugees in Danger? Five Refugee Stories, Bookwitty, March 2017

Girl Power! Books to Inspire Girls and Young Women, Bookwitty, March 2017

A Reading List In Celebration Of International Women’s Day, RUBY, March 2017

Soup, Syrians and Solidarity: How to Host a Fundraising Dinner, Spoonful, March 2017

Ecuador’s Fanesca Is A Lenten Soup Flavored With Centuries Of Tradition, NPR The Salt, March 2017

Egypt’s Beloved Koshary Is A Modern Mystery In An Ancient Cuisine, NPR The Salt, February 2017

Wander-full, my travel series on Storia.me, February 2017

Assassins and Templars: The adventures of Assassin’s Creed leap from video game to silver screen—and to page., Google Play Editorial, December 2016

Meghli, Lebanon’s Own Rice Pudding, Welcomes Babies — Including Jesus, NPR The Salt, December 2016

Lebanese chef’s recipe for refugee solidarity: ‘Soup for Syria’, Middle East Eye, December 2016

How to Spend a Day in Taormina Off the Main Drag: For Cruisers, Shermans Travel, November 2016

Books on the Pearl Harbor attack and its aftermath for kids and teens, Los Angeles Times, November 2016

Support Women and the World by Volunteering, Transitions Abroad, November 2016

Bread Babies And Purple Drink: Ecuador’s Spin On Day Of The Dead, NPR The Salt, November 2016

7 Ways to Help Syrian Refugees and the Reason Why You Should, Medium, October 2016

Budget to Splurge: 3 Ways to Stay in Petra, Shermans Travel, October 2016

Is It Safe to Travel to the Middle East?, Sherman’s Travel, October 2016

Lebanon Lost and Found, Lebanon Traveler, October 2016

The Quest for the Perfect Cannolo, Vice Munchies, September 2016

Volunteering Overseas: The Truth About How Long You Should Commit, Transitions Abroad, August 2016

The Seattle Waterfront: What to Do in One Day, Shermans Travel, August 2016

Budget to Splurge: 3 Ways to Stay in Seattle, Shermans Travel, July 2016

Making Wine, Not War, in Lebanon, Vice Munchies, July 2016

How to Volunteer Overseas to Protect Wildlife Effectively, Transitions Abroad, June 2016

Budget to Splurge: 3 Ways to Stay in Cairo, Shermans Travel, June 2016

Meet Beirut’s Ice Cream King, Whose Shop Survived a Civil War, Vice Munchies, May 2016

Budget to Splurge: 3 Ways to Stay in Amman, Shermans Travel, May 2016

Budget to Splurge: 3 Ways to Stay in Beirut, Shermans Travel, May 2016

Top Considerations for Volunteering Overseas… with Your Kids, Transitions Abroad, May 2016

4 Heroes Creating Positive Change in Lebanon, Matador Network, May 2016

How to Get Jobs with the United Nations: The Unauthorized Guide, Transitions Abroad, March 2016

Tutto Italiano, Taste & Flavors, Spring 2016

Foodie Day in Florence, Taste & Flavors, Spring 2016

Mosaic: A Modern Interpretation, Lebanon Traveler, Spring 2016

The Art of Cutlery, Lebanon Traveler, Spring 2016

For an Expat, There’s More to Volunteering Than the Obvious, Wall Street Journal Expat Blog, March 2016

9 Sensational Ways to Live Overseas, Transitions Abroad, January 2016

Who’s Visiting You This Holiday?, Wall Street Journal Expat Blog, December 2015

Volunteer Travel: Standing In Solidarity With Women Around The Globe, RUBY, December 2015

Using Turkeys For a Special Tribute on Thanksgiving, BlogHer.com, November 2015

Priyatnogo appetita!, (Taste of Russia), Taste + Flavors, November 2015

Capturing the Coffee Shop Market in the Middle East, Hospitality News Middle East, October-November 2015

Connecting to Culture through Community Events: Sicilian Sagre, Transitions Abroad, September 2015

In Their Own Words: Developing Global Citizens through Teen (and Pre-Teen) Volunteering, Transitions Abroad, June 2015

Moved by the Mountain, Lebanon Traveler, June 2015

Paella & Pintxos, Olé (Taste of Spain), Taste & Flavors, June 2015

Faith in action: How to plan meaningful service trips, Living Lutheran, May 2015

Teen Language Learning: The Whys and Hows, Transitions Abroad, May 2015

Simple Steps to Vacations with Purpose: Alternatives to Voluntourism, Transitions Abroad, April 2015

Hotel Sustainability: Middle East Challenges, Hospitality News Middle East, April 2015

Buon Appetito! (Taste of Rome), Taste & Flavors, February 2015

Lebanese Cuisine: the twists and turns, Hospitality News Middle East, February 2015

Despegando: La Abundancia de Roatán (Roatan’s Bounty), Delta Sky, October 2014

How to Find a Worthwhile Voluntourism Experience, Transitions Abroad, June 2014

Localized Accommodation in Italy: More Privacy than a B&B, More Authenticity than a Hotel, Transitions Abroad, May 2014

What’s Going on in Beirut and What You Should See If You Go, AOL Travel, February 2014

How to Plan an Unforgettable Volunteer Vacation in Latin America, Transitions Abroad, February 2014

New Year’s Eve in Ecuador: Embracing Local Culture, Moon.com, December 2013

Coming Full-Circle: How Volunteer Vacations Impacted My Life, Moon.com, November 2013

The Glory, the Groundwork, and the Grind of Travel Writing, Moon.com, March 2013

Old World Revival in Quito, Budget Travel, February 2010

In Search of Jewish Rome, National Geographic Traveler, July/August 2009

What $100 Buys in Tegucigalpa, Budget Travel, September 2008

Señora Minister: Women on the rise in Ecuador´s government, Ms., Fall 2007

The Best of South America’s Haciendas, Travel + Leisure, September 2007

If These Walls Could Talk: Quito, Ecuador, Travel Thru History, Fall 2007

Ecuador Invites World to Save Its Forests, Christian Science Monitor, June 5, 2007

Ecuador Backs Leftist Changes, Christian Science Monitor, April 17, 2007

Where to Go Next: Quito, Travel + Leisure, January 2007

Andean Retreat: Hosteria Hacienda Pinsaquí, GoWorldTravel, 2007

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