Feel free this fall and win­ter

Lebanon Traveler - - NEWS -

Hav­ing said farewell to sum­mer 2017, we've now wel­comed the glo­ri­ous sea­son of fall and all its won­ders. Char­ac­ter­ized by much cooler tem­per­a­tures, it is a truly beau­ti­ful time of the year, bring­ing with it in­cred­i­ble trans­for­ma­tions to the nat­u­ral land­scape. Fall is the per­fect sea­son to get out­doors and em­brace Le­banon’s wilder side, with trees swathed in shades of orange, yel­low, red and ochre, and rivers and lakes brim­ming with wildlife. As win­ter sets in, del­i­cate patches of glis­ten­ing snow will cap our moun­tain­tops, pro­vid­ing us with an ex­cit­ing range of ac­tiv­i­ties. This is a re­mark­able coun­try, as the com­ing months will once again prove.

When we put to­gether this is­sue of Le­banon Trav­eler, we wanted to em­pha­size the im­por­tance of be­ing ac­tive and get­ting the most out of fall and win­ter. With that in mind, we came up with a mish­mash of 20 sugges­tions for your bucket list. We hope to en­cour­age you to do some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent over the com­ing weeks, whether it's bik­ing around Taanayel or vis­it­ing the re­mains of the Dahr el Baidar train sta­tion.

This is one of the best times of the year to hike, so with the help of our amaz­ing ex­perts and hik­ing en­thu­si­asts, we've gath­ered a se­lec­tion of trails for you to try out, what­ever your abil­ity. In a sep­a­rate ar­ti­cle, we've high­lighted five wa­ter­falls around the coun­try that come to life in the win­ter months. Don’t be sur­prised by the pic­tures; they re­ally are all in Le­banon!

And in case those rainy days ahead fail to mo­ti­vate you to get out­doors, we've also taken a quick look at eight fas­ci­nat­ing mu­se­ums in and around Beirut for you to dis­cover. Boast­ing a wealth of cul­tural, ar­chae­o­log­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal gems, they are in­cred­i­ble places that we are truly for­tu­nate to have on our doorstep.

We would like to thank our won­der­ful con­trib­u­tors who have en­riched this fi­nal is­sue of 2017 with their beau­ti­ful words and pho­to­graphs. We look for­ward to a bright New Year, and to many more Le­banese ad­ven­tures with you all.

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Photo: Joe Sokhn

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