Middle East

Traveling to Turkey during Covid: What You Should Know

Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that has opened its borders to international travelers since June. This is especially exciting because it’s also open to American Citizens which is rare, even now in September 2020. So what is it like traveling to Turkey during Covid, especially as an American? Do you …

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Batroun in 48 Photos

Here are 22 Things to Do in Batroun Planning on Traveling to Lebanon soon? Batroun is not to be missed for a day trip, or weeks for beach bums like myself.Here are some Travel Blogposts on Lebanon.

The 24 Iran UNESCO World Heritage Sites & Gardens

Iran Travel Guide: Discovering the 24 Iran UNESCO World Heritage Sites Iran is home to the rich history of the Ancient Persian civilization, famous rulers, poets, and the wonderful architecture and gardens throughout this large beautiful country. The country currently has twenty-two cultural sites and two natural sites recognized as the Iran UNESCO World Heritage …

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Books about Lebanon: Travel, Food & Politics

Lebanon has risen to the top of my favorite countries in the world. Its complicated history, hospitable people, their openness to creativity and the arts, their progressiveness mixed with traditional values, the fluidity between European, Asian and Arabic culture, among many other reasons is why I continually dream of going back for longer periods of …

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Tawlet: The Kitchen has No Religion

Lebanon has so many diverse elements which make this country so special. Some elements, just to name a few, come in the form of food, with the emphasis on sustainability, entrepreneurship, art and giving back. And no organization and business in Lebanon embody these forms collectively as much as the initiative behind Souk El Tayeb …

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How Safe is it to Travel Abroad?

Many travelers can agree that there is a huge gap in misinformation when it comes to safety abroad. Media profits are driven by ratings. Studies have shown that most viewers will be glued longer if they display negative news or fear, especially for American news. The country that thrives #1 on capitalism will prioritize capital …

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Exploring Jeita Grotto, Harissa to Byblos in a Day

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 …

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