Road-tripping Iran – Why You Should Travel to Iran Now!

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Get off the beaten path and challenge your preconceptions with a road trip through Iran. Here’s what you’ll need to know.

Getaway to Hatta Dam – A UAE Hidden Treasure

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Looking for a weekend getaway in the UAE? Try driving through the desert to kayak in the crystal clear waters of Hatta Dam.

Beyond the Pyramids of Giza: Exploring Coptic Cairo

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While you won’t want to miss the Pyramids, you will also want to see an area of Cairo called “Misr Alkadyma.”

Israel – The good, the frustrating, and the just plain quirky

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Israel possesses a quirkiness that runs the gamut from charming to exasperating.

An Ex-Soldier’s 3 Essentials for Safe Travel

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If you really want to learn how to see the world and take calculated risks like a pro, ask an ex-soldier. Danny Kaine shares his essential safeguards for travelers.

Overland Egypt: Notes for Women Traveling Alone

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Forget what you saw about Egypt in the news. With the right attitude (and clothing) it’s a safe and lovely place to solo travel, even as a woman –Jenn Miller just did.

Indie Travel in Egypt for $35 Per Day

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Even the most disengaged student was impressed when the history lesson turned to the Ancient Pyramids, and getting a chance to visit them is on many travelers’ bucket lists. But there’s much more to Egypt than the pyramids, and Paris Marx is here to offer a guide to getting the most out of your trip to this amazing and unique country.

Should You Add Israel to Your Trip Itinerary?

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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.

Why You Should Add the Middle East to Your Big Trip

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If you pay attention to the news at all, we are told to fear the Middle East. Why don’t we instead listen to someone who has actually been to the region as a traveler? Paris Marx shows us there’s a lot for travelers to discover, safely, if you quit listening to the fear mongering.

The Female Guide to Traveling Solo in Muslim Countries

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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.