Every summer has its own story
Summer in Lebanon is full of little pleasures and whether bronzing on the white sandy shores of the countr y, heading into the cooling mountain air or enjoying the urban outdoors is your thing, we’ve packed the latest issue full of destinations for ever y taste. We round up the must-visit beach clubs and speak to beach-exper t Ralph Nader to explore how much the industr y has changed since his grandfather opened Saint George, the first beach club in Lebanon, way back in 1936. One reader, Jane Gleason takes us of f the beaten track to see the other side of Jezzine and an eccentr ic’s palace. We take a look at the r ising trend of agr icultural tour ism and explore the newly-developed food her itage trail, Darb el Karam, taking visitors into the farms and homes of rural residents. We meet ar tists with a passion for the Lebanese landscapes, from renowned photographer Clement Tannour i’s aer ial perspective and painter Chaouki Chamoun’s beloved Mount Sannine, to the potter y of Bkerzay. In the city, mapping company Zawarib takes us on an urban trail of Hamra and we sip cof fee under the sun drenched skies in the city’s best outdoor cafes. Explore the countr y’s diverse exper iences and destinations and find your summer holiday closer to home.