Ancient Phoenicians invented the oldest verified alphabet, which influenced Arabic, Greek, Latin, and Cyrilic. You can see why writers want to visit Phoenicia. And, of course, you’ll want to write home about it. Use our fabulous floaty pen and choose from time travel-themed greeting cards from Amy Martin and Pop-Up Charlie. If you get stuck in the Mediterranean Sea, pop open your Writer Emergency Pack for ideas on how to twist your own fate. Or ask a nearby Phoenician to help—they’re excellent mariners. But for the sake of smooth sailing, don’t tell them how things go with the Assyrians around about 858 BCE.