Middle East

Transit Hotel in Dubai Airport

Transit hotel in Dubai Airport: Brilliant for a layover!

By Janice and George | November 10, 2018

Flying long haul on Emirates Airlines? Got a long layover in Dubai? Get some zzzz’s at the convenient transit hotel in Dubai Airport.

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Review of Emirates Airlines Economy Class

What’s it like to fly Emirates in Economy Class?

By Janice and George | October 4, 2017

What’s it like to fly Emirates in economy class between Seattle and Dubai? We dish on the best seats, legroom, food, amenity kits and more…

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egyptian feluccas

Egyptian feluccas – a romantic way to sail the Nile?

By Janice and George | May 12, 2016

Traditional wooden sailboats dating back to the days of the pharaohs, Egyptian feluccas aren’t comfy for multi-day cruises along the Nile. But they’re a must for a half-day sail in Aswan!

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temples of ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian temples and tombs honor the gods

By Janice and George | December 11, 2014

Cruise the Nile, and you see incredulous ancient Egyptian temples (sacred sites of worship, learning, healing and love) honoring the gods.

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Ancient Petra: The rose-red city of wonder

By Janice and George | August 5, 2014

Gazing up at the jaw-dropping monuments in ancient Petra – your feet sinking into soft red sand – you’ll be amazed by the genius of its Nabatean builders. They chiseled a whole city of tombs and houses out of pink rock.

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hathor temple

Snapshot Story #2: Cleopatra’s temple of love

By Janice and George | February 16, 2014

Cleopatra loved to bathe in a stone swimming pool outside the Temple of Hathor in Denderah, Egypt, dedicated to the goddess of love and joy.

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Jordan - Wadi Rum

Jordan: Hot hotels, Dead Sea mud and Petra

By Janice and George | September 23, 2012

Jordan’s attractions include Wadi Rum (Lawrence of Arabia’s desert), Dead Sea (fancy slathering black mud over your body?) and the ancient city of Petra.

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