Tourism to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Parts the Veils on Tourism

Much as a woman in niqab may show her face for a flash as she adjusts the dark mask of her robes, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been exposing slivers of tourism possibilities to the west and then concealing them again in a play of calculated flirtation – until now. Travelers have long held […]

Global Travel Booms as Inbound US Travel Bombs

While people around the globe may be traveling more than ever tourism to the US is taking a dive, according to reports from the World Tourism Organization and the US Travel Association. The number of international tourist arrivals around the world reached 1.4 billion last year — a 6 percent increase and a bar reached […]

America Haunted houses

Haunted in America: Very Scary Places to Visit for Halloween

The popularity of haunted attractions continues to soar as a means to escape everyday routines, thwart real-life anxiety, and find selfie-worthy, action-filled experiences. Visitors don’t take this entertainment sitting down, the best haunted attractions keep things moving throughout their adrenaline-infused frights. These mega-haunts go well beyond the main haunt attraction. Business has expanded to include […]

Traveling alone

Going Solo: Dispatches from the Next Frontier of Travel

This author’s first experience of traveling solo was not an easy one. I had broken with a group I had been traveling with from Europe to East Africa and ended up in Somalia. I was a seasoned wanderer by then so the fist-sized spiders on my wall, the uncrushable flying cockroaches and ubiquitous biting ants […]

Safari in Africa

Africa’s Green Season: A Hidden Gem for Safari Choices

Africa has its own seasons. From November to April, while American and European families are donning winter coats and pushing through winter’s wrath, the great plains of Kenya are springing to life with fresh green growth on hardy acacias and lofty crotons and flaming red blooms on ubiquitous tulip trees. In Southern Africa, along the […]

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