Middle East Travel Articles

 
Should You Add Israel to Your Trip Itinerary?
Should You Add Israel to Your Trip Itinerary? Despite the number of Israeli travelers making their way around the world, there are comparatively few who put this small nation on their travel itinerary. And yet, the country is thick with history, culture, and contemporary places to party. Jo Fitzsimons explains why Israel and the Palestinian Territories should be on the backpacking trail.
The Girl’s Guide to Traveling Solo in Muslim Countries
The Girl’s Guide to Traveling Solo in Muslim Countries Many brave female travelers shy away from travel in Muslim or Arab-influenced countries because of the intimidating travel advice and horror stories in guide books and the internet. Stephanie Pelser tells you why you should go and gives tips on how to have a harassment-free trip.
Traveler Postcard: Audrey and Daniel in Iran
Traveler Postcard: Audrey and Daniel in Iran In BootsnAll's new series, Traveler Postcards, we profile a real trip - highlighting the best of a destination as seen by a particular person on a particular trip. This week, Audrey and Dan of Uncornered Market share what it's like for Americans visiting Iran.
Top 10 Middle Eastern Experiences
Top 10 Middle Eastern Experiences There is no doubt the Middle East certainly has its share of instability, but life resumes as normal and there is so much more than meets the eye in the area referred to as the Cradle of Civilisation. Every part of this region dates back to the beginning of man and the result is today's richness in culture, passion and kinship. To get you going, listed are ten awesome things about the Middle East.
Touring the Arabian Shangri-La – Abha, Saudi Arabia
Touring the Arabian Shangri-La – Abha, Saudi Arabia “This green, mostly mountainous region is God’s own country… Asir is as close to Shangri-la as anything I have seen.”
The Forbidden Kingdom: Sanctity and Superstition in Saudi Arabia
The Forbidden Kingdom: Sanctity and Superstition in Saudi Arabia Daniel A. Meyer travels to Saudi Arabia with a sense of understanding, only to discover more skeletons in the closet.
Market Mayhem in Luxor, Egypt
Market Mayhem in Luxor, Egypt Nothing beats the buzz of a local market and in a third world country it's all the more thrilling. Missj takes us to the markets of Luxor.
First Impressions Do Not Count – Beirut, Lebanon
First Impressions Do Not Count – Beirut, Lebanon Marco De Oliveira visited Lebanon recently and found charm to be in short supply, until he left the modern city center of Beirut.
From Abu Dhabi to Dubai and Back
From Abu Dhabi to Dubai and Back It would be a mistake to judge Dubai by European standards. But surely this was the only place in the world where you could lie on the beach and ski down the slopes within half a day.
The Southern Cross in Yemen – Middle East
The Southern Cross in Yemen – Middle East Chris Dawson got more than he bargained for hiking on the Red Sea Coast of Yemen.