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Lebanon: Byblos, home of the first alphabet
World travelers heading to Lebanon, should not miss out on visiting the town of Byblos.If you love ruins, then Byblos is the place to be. That's because you will find here one impressive ruin after another and...
Jeita Grotto, Lebanon
While in Lebanon, world travelers should be sure to visit the caverns of the Jeita Grotto. These are considered the world's most beautiful caverns and being located just 20 km north of Beirut, they are within an...
Lebanon: Beirut and the National Museum
World travelers visiting Lebanon and Beirut should be sure to include the National Museum on their itinerary.This museum, which was opened in 1942, is home to an outstanding collection of archaeological pieces.On the ground floor alone there are...
Lebanon: Baalbeck, City of the Gods
World travelers heading to Lebanon should be sure to visit Baalbeck.It's not for nothing this city has been called "The City of the Gods." One of the world's most incredible archaeological sites...
A Family Vacation---To Lebanon---Circa 1999
A Family Vacation in LebanonIn 1999 my mom, stepfather of Lebanese decent his two daughters and their respective spouses went on vacation to Lebanon. At the time pre-911, I didn’t think much of it. Mom...
Around the World in Eighty Days: Beirut in Concert
Nothing compares to a New Mexican sunset. The colors, displayed in combinations only found in dreams, are rare throughout the rest of the country. So it was highly unusual that tonight, as the setting sun dropped down from its perch...
Evolving style of Beirut shines; New show added
If you blinked you missed the opportunity to grab tickets for the just announced Beirut show, happening Sunday, October 2 at The Independent in San Francisco. The newly added show sold out within hours of being announced.Fret not...
Best New Release of the Week: The Rip Tide by Beirut
Like his contemporary, Sufjan Stevens, Zach Condon prefers large, grandiose musical arrangements. From The Rip Tide’s opener, “A Candle’s Fire,” it is clear that this album will be no departure for the band, despite...
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