Kaak warka is one of Tunisia’s flavorful halu arbi, traditional bite-size pastries often served at special occasions. Simple in appearance yet packed with flavor, kaak warka has long been my favorite of the halu arbi. So on a recent visit to Zaghouan, the unofficial capital of kaak warka, I was eager […]
If you’re traveling to the Middle East or North Africa, your trip is bound to be memorable. It’s a region home to breathtaking sites: the pyramids, Petra, and amazing Roman ruins. Beautiful coastlines, sweeping desert landscapes, and rugged mountain scenes. Ancient history, fascinating traditions, bustling souqs, and delicious food. You will remember it, […]
Want to explore ancient Roman ruins, shop lively souks perfumed with spices, visit an iconic movie set, and ride a camel into the Sahara sunset — all within a day’s drive? Look no further than Tunisia. Its relatively small size, abundance of cultural and historical sites, natural beauty and friendly locals make it an ideal […]
Cheek to the dust.
Beside me, Suleiman leans in, too.
We turn our faces away to breathe, then blow again on the glowing tinder.
The call to prayer begins down below, from the one-room mosque by the tree in the valley.
Tendrils of smoke make me blink.
I’m here with my family, in Feynan, in the arid valleys of southern […]
The Magon Circuit is helping to put Tunisia’s wine region on the map for travelers seeking an itinerary that highlights history and culture. Here are 4 reasons to consider visiting a winery during your travels in Tunisia.
Learn About History in Tunisia’s Wine Region
Winemaking is an interesting part of Tunisia’s past. Nearly 2,500 years ago, the […]
If you’re the kind of traveler who likes to get off the beaten path to find hidden gems that are popular with locals but remain largely unknown to tourists, you should definitely make the hot springs of Korbous part of your Tunisia itinerary. Not far off the main highway that heads out of Tunis, but far […]
Encountering Local Jordanians
When I visited Jordan, I was certainly overwhelmed by all of the beautiful sites and delicious food, but my eyes were really opened to the amount of peace among the Jordanian people.
“From ancient olive trees to instinctive hospitality, Jordanians are using their natural resources to cultivate a sustainable tourist industry.”