Middle East

5 Reasons I Want to Visit Kuwait

Thumbnail image for 5 Reasons I Want to Visit Kuwait

While Kuwait has been in the popular consciousness at least since the first Gulf War, I know very little about it

Continue reading →

Three Amazing Days in Abu Dhabi

Thumbnail image for Three Amazing Days in Abu Dhabi

This Abu Dhabi travel itinerary illustrates precisely the reasons a trip to Abu Dhabi is more authentic and interesting than a Dubai-only UAE trip.

Continue reading →

30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit the UAE

Thumbnail image for 30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit the UAE

There are some stories you can’t tell, not completely. I’ll do my best with this one.

Continue reading →

30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Egypt

Thumbnail image for 30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Egypt

Risk is always commensurate with reward – and few places in the world are more rewarding to visit than Egypt.

Continue reading →

25 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Israel

Thumbnail image for 25 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Israel

As I stood on the rooftop of the Shenkin Hotel early this morning, taking in a panorama of Tel Aviv as the sun crept up from behind the city, it was difficult for me to believe that my time in Israel was nearly over.

Continue reading →

Gay couple holding hands on Ben Tsion Boulevard in Tel Aviv, Israel

Gay Travel in Muslim Countries

Thumbnail image for Gay Travel in Muslim Countries

You probably won’t get laid or even noticed by other men in Muslim countries. You may even experience cajoling or harassment just for being yourself.

Continue reading →

Dollar store north of Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut on the Cheap: Is It Possible?

Thumbnail image for Beirut on the Cheap: Is It Possible?

Beirut is notoriously expensive, something I didn’t fully understand until I couldn’t find a hotel room anywhere in the city to meet my budget.

Continue reading →