I spent both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve at 37,000 feet, wondering if I could catch a glimpse of a man with reindeer on a sled on the 24th or celebrate the stroke of midnight several times as we traversed the east to west time zones as 2012 came to a close.
An optional part of the tour -- but one well worth seeing -- is a feast of sight and sound in the Hippodrome in which 45 Roman "legionnaires" in full combat gear show off their battle tactics.
I'm not the only one enjoying a bird's eye view of Dubai's architectural audacity. Across town, the giant image of its absolute ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, smiles down upon his realm.
Karwan pointed at the prison and laughingly crowed: "Hotel five star! For terrorists! Ha ha ha! Eat, sleeping, hotel!"
We eyed them with empathetic fatigue -- they grunted under the weight of the boxes and sighed from exertion.
Within a week of arriving in Doha in the steamy August heat, I was rubbing noses with horses at the Emir's famous Al Shaqab Stud.
Al-Assad's happy, smiling face stared out from billboards everywhere. In Damascus, with its fierce devotion to the Blessed Mother, he was sometimes pictured alongside her.
To put it mildly, the ancient Jordanian city of Madaba has a bit of history: Moses may have first looked at The Promised Land from atop nearby Mount Nebo.
What Beirut seems to be known best for these days is what happens after dark. The clubs, bars and restaurants are international destinations in themselves.
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About a month ago, my husband Paul and I were en route to Tunisia, which was largely calm and peaceful, to see what the revolution was like on the ground. In my experience, there is media, and then there is reality.
With all of the political upheaval in the Middle East, it's not surprising that quite a few people questioned my decision to travel to Jordan this spring.
The media's portrayal can be particularly frustrating for a traveler who has always wanted to visit the exotic and luxurious places throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East.