Published Work

Lost Tribe Magazine

July 18, 2016

Zimbabwe: Falling For It

An excerpt from my Journal, AFRICAN SAFARI 2007: Day 7 – November 13, 2007 – VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE The Victoria Falls Hotel is a grand old building, reminiscent of the days of true safaris and European colonization – it was the perfect backdrop to a scene from “Out of Africa”, I thought.

Passion Passport

May 30, 2016

Silence and Flattery: A Most Unusual Border Crossing – Passion Passport

We approached the busy border town of Jolfa, my mind overwrought with contrasting emotions. On one hand, I was already missing Iran, recalling fondly the architectural treasures I’d seen over the past nine days with my government-required guide and driver, Ahmad.

Lost Tribe Magazine

April 22, 2016

Monasteries of Armenia & Nagorno-Karabakh

Beautiful image gallery featuring the most beautiful monasteries in the region. Visit the post for more.

Lost Tribe Magazine

April 11, 2016

The Question Every World Traveler Dreads

I’ve been to many amazing places. Each destination has a story and stirs deep emotions within my insatiable traveling soul. So when someone asks, “Where’s the most amazing place you’ve ever been?” – I dance and I dodge. “Come on, there HAS to be one!”

Experience More: Encounter

April 2016 Issue: [Samer is quoted in this article, by Erik Trinidad]

The Wonders of Wandering the World Alone

Although 1,000 feet isn’t nearly as high as some of the world’s largest mountains, trekking up Big Daddy is considered a feat nonetheless. Not everyone has the patience or agility to be on a natural StairMaster for hours over loose sand that sets you back at every step.

Jetstar Asia Magazine

March 2016 Issue

Instagramable:  Yangon’s Top 10 Instagram Hotspots
Strand Hotel image photographed by Samer Kawar  
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