Middle East

A TALE OF TWO TEL AVIVS: DESTINATIONS IN ISRAEL

There is that third Israel – neither the ancient nor the contemporary, neither that which is draped in state-of-the-art technology nor the one…

RUMOR HAS IT – THE RITZ ROCKS IN HERZLIYA

Though I had hardly taken notice of the seemingly benign little fellow with whom Tony had been sitting, I suddenly couldn’t shake the suspicion…

Decadent Dubai

Dubai is one of those places in the world that takes luxury to the next level. Just when you thought the zenith of luxury equated to 5 stars, they redefine the standards with a new 7 star mega resort in the works.

Bathing in Turkish Culture, Cuisine & Wellness

As we crossed over the Bosphorus, the strait in Turkey that separates Europe and Asia, we caught the golden sun reflecting on the water. The bridge that we were on looked like The Golden Gate Bridge. Yet, my nearly 14-hour flight on Turkish Air from LA to Istanbul was proof enough that we were a long way from LA, let alone San Francisco.

HIP & TRENDY ISRAEL

For thousands of years the holy sites of Jerusalem have drawn millions of pilgrims and visitors from around the globe. Now, a wave of stylish restaurants, wine bars, on-trend boutiques, art galleries and lively nightlife is attracting the fashionable and fabulous to this wondrous and exotic city, adding chic new appeal to an age-old destination.