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Top 8 Places to Visit in Oman

Pool at The Chedi Muscat – a GHM Hotel in Muscat, Oman/Oyster Oman doesn’t make the headlines like many of its neighbors on the Arabian Peninsula. Those who choose to venture to the far eastern tip of the peninsula will be met with diverse landscapes, encompassing magnificent mountains, striking sand dunes, and rugged coastlines. The…

Where It’s Safe to Travel in the Middle East

If you spend any time watching or reading the news, or scanning your Twitter feed for that matter, you might be apprehensive about traveling to the Middle East. Contrary to the often-sensationalized headlines, however, the region is not entirely dangerous, and war, terrorism, and controversy don’t define the place as a whole. While there are…

This Airport Is Swapping Traditional Security Checks With a Virtual Aquarium

Unless you’re PreCheck-approved, there are a few inevitabilities that you can’t escape when flying: You’ll likely have to maneuver your way through a pileup of plastic bins, stand (shoe-less) on a long security line, and endure an uncomfortable pat-down. But now there’s something fishy — literally — happening at Dubai International Airport that’s changing this…

What It’s Like to Travel to Iran

Sheikh-Lotfolloah Mosque in Esfahan; Photo by Chris Nielsen Chances are, when you tell people that you’ve booked an exotic trip of a lifetime, and that it’s not a safari in Africa or island hopping in Thailand, but Iran, you might be faced with a rapid-fire line of questions and comments that express surprise, confusion, or…