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“A picture is worth a thousand words.” When I look at my photographs from Egypt they leave me absolutely speechless. They are emotions to me, not words. Egypt is my heart and soul. My experiences there have greatly defined me and I have learned so much about myself through these experiences. Travel is a tool […]

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Electrical Socket Adapters Morocco uses sockets type E and F – similar to European sockets. Americans and Canadians will need electrical socket adapters. In Morocco, the voltage is 220 V – 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Most electronic devices have an adapter for the voltage and frequency built in, but check […]

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A look inside the wonderful culinary traditions of Lebanon. Once known as the Switzerland of the Middle East, Lebanon, particularly Beirut, is an interesting place to visit. From it’s ancient cities of Tyre and Bylos, to it’s rich culinary scene, to it’s winter skiing, there is something for every travel in this small country. In […]

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Smart Tips To Finding The Lowest Airfares Introduction to Finding The Lowest Airfares: Whether you’re traveling to the Middle East, South America, Europe, or wherever your travels take you (even Antarctica) good information and resources is crucial in planning an efficient and stress-free trip. In this age of the internet there is a wealth of […]

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Working closely with a group of highly knowledgeable, power-house local women tourism professionals across Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and Jordan (where we hope to expand to next) we aim to provide good paying tourism jobs to many local women guides, hotel owners, restaurant owners, shopkeepers, craftsmakers, and tour managers. We believe in empowering local women through […]

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Tourism in the age of terrorism and how the landscape is changing driven more by fear than actual dangers. How has your perceptions changed the way you travel? “But isn’t fear of terrorist attacks, rationally speaking, completely overblown? From the sober perspective of statisticians and risk analysts, the answer is yes. The probability of falling […]

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While some Middle Eastern countries (such as Iran, Yemen and Saudi Arabia) require by law that women, citizens and visitors alike, cover their hair, most Middle Eastern and all North African countries do not require women to cover their hair. When traveling throughout the region, you’ll see women with varying degrees of head covering, or […]

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Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers, This October I will be taking a small group of ladies on a once in a life time trip to Morocco. It’s a 9 amazing days of exploring the very best Morocco and the Moroccan people have to offer. We will be traveling the country with some wonderful local ladies. […]

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Subscribers, be looking for our free travel newsletter, to be dropping into your in box this morning. It is packed full of plenty of exciting articles on travel in the Middle East and North Africa, and also women’s travel tips no matter where your travels take you. In the July travel newsletter, we’re covering tips […]

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Getting Started on Planning Your Trip to the Middle East and North Africa The Middle East and North Africa, also called the MENA region, is a region of the world filled with a long, rich history, complex and interesting cultures, wonderful cuisine (for you foodie’s out there), stunning natural wonders and friendly locals. Many sites […]

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Off –The-Beaten Path Experiences in Dubai: Visit the Grand Mosque at Abu Dhabi Enjoy the Best Seafood in Dubai at the Bu Qtair Restaurant Get a Sneak Peak into a Traditional Emirati House by Grabbing Breakfast or Lunch at the Basta Art Café Time Travel Back 50 Years to Dubai’s Early Days by Wandering through […]

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Subscribers, look for June’s free monthly travel newsletter to be in your inboxes. We have an exciting month of articles on Jordan, Turkey and Egypt. If you’re not yet a subscribers, we invite you to join here: http://eepurl.com/bbycd1

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Egypt is a land of history, ancient temples, stunning landscapes, and a pulsing, vibrant modern culture. Steeped in romantic ideas and feelings, the thought of traveling to Egypt elicits everything from wonder to awe to goosebumps. Pack with a long list of “must see” places and sights, here are photos of 5 of the top […]

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1. Dress more formally than you would at home In Morocco, as in most North African countries, the locals are accustomed to a more conservative style of dress. For women, I recommend dressing with your shoulders and knees covered, high neckline, and no transparent or tight clothing. You’ll be showing more respect. And in turn […]

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May’s travel newsletter is out to subscribers. Look for that in your email inbox!                              

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Located in Central Anatolia, in the heart of Turkey, Cappadocia feels more like it belongs on the Moon than planet Earth. Cappadocia’s strange rock chimneys, protrusions and colorful valleys were formed from millions of years of erosion on soft volcanic ash. Where this soft volcanic ash, called tuff, mixed with harder basalt, the weathering process […]

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Recently, we sat down with Airokhsh Faiz Qaisary to discuss women’s education in Afghanistan, how women are changing the face of this formerly war-torn country, what life is really like on the ground in Afghanistan and misperceptions about the country. Airokhsh is an Afghan filmmaker, activist, public speaker, and Sahar Fellow. She is also a smart, […]

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Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers, Happy Spring! Or for my friends in the southern hemisphere, happy start to Autumn. I hope your travels at the beginning of the year have been thrilling and insightful and that there are many more travel adventures in your future for the year of 2016. As a regular subscriber, you […]

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