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.

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.

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.

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.

Traveler Postcard: Audrey and Daniel in Iran

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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Marco De Oliveira visited Lebanon recently and found charm to be in short supply, until he left the modern city center of Beirut.