Travel Warning: Lebanon

Had a chance to read the Lebanon story yet? If not, here’s a tease….

Intrigued? You should be. It was the trip of a lifetime. We spent two weeks in Lebanon and came back with way more content than we could ever fit in the mag. Here’s some of the photos that didn’t find their way to print.

Be sure to buy the January issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding for the rest of the story.

And if you want to see what shredding in Lebanon is all about for yourself. Check out the links below.

The Dept. of State Web Site:


US Department of State Warning as of Sept. 29, 2009
"The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon due to current safety and security concerns.  Americans living and working in Lebanon should understand that they accept risks in remaining and should carefully consider those risks.  This supersedes the Travel Warning issued on May 13, 2009 and updates information on security threats and special circumstances in Lebanon.

While Lebanon enjoys periods of relative calm, the potential for a spontaneous upsurge in violence is real.  Lebanese government authorities are not able to guarantee protection for citizens or visitors to the country should violence erupt suddenly.  Access to borders and ports can be interrupted with little or no warning.  Public demonstrations occur frequently.  Under such circumstances, the ability of U.S. government personnel to reach travelers or provide emergency services may at times be severely limited."

Lebanon Tourism Web Sites: General info on Lebanon


Lonely Planet on Lebanon: Practical travel info on Lebanon.


Wikitravel on Lebanon: Must-know info on Lebanon.


Resorts in Lebanon: A run down of the countries ski resorts