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28 08, 2019

Exploring Jeita Grotto, Harissa to Byblos in a Day

By | August 28th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: |

Lebanon is home to many natural wonders, religious monuments, and the world’s most beautiful historical sites. Escape the busy streets of Beirut and take a day trip to three of Lebanon's proudest sites: Jeita Grotto, Harissa, and Byblos. This popular three-way route is popular for many travelers which can easily be done (at leisure) within a [...]

22 08, 2019

Is Morocco Safe for Female Tourists?

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Morocco|Tags: |

As a continuation of my post on Tips for Travelling to Morocco, this is part two: Is Morocco Safe for Female Tourists? Generally speaking, yes it's safe for female travelers but there can be more annoyances than other countries. It's important to dress conservatively, be mentally prepared and take general precautions. Certain areas in Old [...]

19 08, 2019

Flora and Bast CBD: Better Sleep & Skin

By | August 19th, 2019|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: |

Choosing the jet setter life means breaking free from old habits and restructuring your life to make space for the things that simplify routines. The combination of an unbalanced diet and constant travel can take a huge toll on one's body, through poor sleep, affecting the skin and overall health. It's not easy to have balanced meals [...]

16 08, 2019

Best Personal Alarm Keychain: The Chary 🚨

By | August 16th, 2019|Categories: US|Tags: , , , |

Solo travel is addicting, fun and liberating. As cliche as it sounds, these moments become defining points in your life. You get to learn about yourself and also meet people with different global perspectives. But traveling abroad, or even roaming around in your own neighborhood alone can come with danger risks. As females, we need to worry about [...]

12 08, 2019

Iran Culture Facts: Ethnicity, Religion and People

By | August 12th, 2019|Categories: Iran|Tags: , , |

Iran has been officially known as "The Islamic Republic of Iran" since 1979. Even though today (internationally) it's commonly known for its strict Islamic laws, those that know even a tad bit of Iran, know of it's richer, more vibrant history. Iran has an estimated population of 83 million people. Ranked 18th largest in the [...]

10 08, 2019

American Tourist in Iran: Travel Tips

By | August 10th, 2019|Categories: Iran|Tags: |

"Can Americans even travel to Iran?" is the second most commonly asked question after whether Iran is safe to travel to at all. The answer is yes, it is safe. And yes, Americans can legally travel to Iran though it takes a longer Visa process than most. It will also cost more because you'll have to [...]

6 08, 2019

Greatest Persian Poets of All Time

By | August 6th, 2019|Categories: Iran|Tags: |

Persian literature is a significant element of the Persian culture. Its influence on the Islamic culture of the Middle East is vast. These writers and poets are highly regarded not only in Western Asia but also around the world. Rumi has definitely brought the popularity of Persian poetry into the world. But there are many [...]

5 08, 2019

Khao Sok National Park Travel Guide

By | August 5th, 2019|Categories: Thailand|Tags: |

Thailand is not only known for its beautiful beaches and good eats, the country is also home to over a hundred national parks and protected sites. This travel guide shares things to do in Khao Sok that will lead you to one of the most popular national parks in Thailand. Khao Sok National Park is [...]

2 08, 2019

Cooking Class in Iran + Ghormeh Sabzi Recipe

By | August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Iran|Tags: , |

One of the top reasons I have been wanting to visit Iran is to taste it's rich, savory cuisine first hand. I am fortunate to live within 15 minutes from Westwood in Southern California. Also known as "Tehrangeles" where the largest Iranian population outside of Iran has resided and thrived for the past 40 years. [...]

30 07, 2019

14 Best Travel Apps in India

By | July 30th, 2019|Categories: India|Tags: , , |

In this day and age, traveling can be made much easier with the help of technology. Although I still love traditional maps and travel books such as Lonely Planet, downloading applications on your smartphone is not only more convenient, it'll also save luggage space. I've been traveling solo to India since 2008 and have since been [...]