While European governments were telling their citizens it was ok to travel to Egypt, North American ones weren't. Canadian writer Carmen G. Farrell traveled to Egypt this spring with her husband and school-aged children and had the trip of a lifetime.
Treading the desert to explore an ocean bed that is rich with 40 million year-old whale skeletons and other extinct creatures is a unique experience. Azza Abdel Aziz tells you more about the Valley of the Whales in the western desert of Egypt; a world heritage site that narrates an unrivaled story about the evolution of species in an open air museum.
You may think the reason you want to visit Egypt is to see that which it is famous for: the Pyramids at Giza, the Cairo Museum and the Valley of the Kings. There's more to this, the land of the Pharaohs however, than meets the eye. Allow Egyptology student Taryn Pollock to introduce you to a little bit of what really goes on while in Egypt.
When traveling to Egypt, most people only go to visit the pyramids and other historical temples. A trip to the White Desert will not only give you a glimpse of the country's rich history, you will actually feel like you are stepping back in time.
Derek William Bland had only stepped out the door of the airport, when he saw Egypt as already chaotically adventurous and frustratingly fantastic - the start of his great crusade across the Middle East.