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what you should know before touring mosques in Egypt

Looking for things to do in Cairo? Welcome to one of my favorite, and most fascinating countries in the world. Having spent several days in the city of Cairo, along with speaking to the locals and a couple of close friends born in Egypt, this travel blog is intended to share the experience and knowledge gained to help you enjoy your trip to the max while being respectful to local culture. Egypt is bursting with an array of incredible sights, ancient history and beautiful people, and despite controversy, Cairo tourism has really started to pick up. Before you go, there are a few travel tips that are critical in having the best experience Egypt has to offer. In this travel blog, we will cover what you should know before you visit Cairo mosques in Egypt in order to maximize your time, save money, and understand what to wear and how to get around the beautiful, ancient city. Map out your favorite mosques in advance There are over 1,000 mosques in Cairo alone, some dating back …

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when the rain and the sun rays hit you at the same time

The drive, incredible. Winding roads blinking with prolonged rays of sunlight flashing through the windows. There’s something magical about sunlight and the drops of rain from a summer storm hitting your windshield in unison. The streets glowed in the evening’s sunset, slicked wet from the storm, reflecting the trees and the golden sky colors around them like a mirror. The trees bent over each side, creating a lush green archway over it all. In the distance, the cool blue ridge mountaintops of the Appalachians. The journey itself made the ride worthwhile. The destination, Laurel Point cottage courtesy of Glamping with Pets. What is glamping? Precisely how it sounds, a vacation stay somewhere between the remote charm of camping and a glamorous vacation. You learn more on this glamping review blog post.   photography:KUNDAN KUMAR & KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | location c/o:GLAMPING WITH PETS The road narrowed to a private driveway, the trees parted, and alas, we were home (for the weekend). Laurel Point is split between two properties, the cottage where we …

ever heard of glamping?

I hadn’t either until they reached out asking if I’d be willing to test drive the program. And who could resist something named somewhere between glam and camping? When I travel, there are a few things which always top my priority list: good food, warm air, an incredible view, a taste of the local culture, bottles of champaign, moments of peace, and of course – a luxurious experience from room to expeditions. “When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Whether in a tent, yurt, airstream, pod, igloo, hut, villa, cabin, cube, teepee or treehouse, glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury.” – Glamping You had me at cabin and luxury. With destinations across the globe, Glamping is the evolution of travel where technology can connect people and experiences from all over the world. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III & iPHONE6 | location c/o:GLAMPING WITH PETS With the wonderfully chaotic lifestyle of a Creative Director by day and fashion blogger …

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Traveling to Egypt? Here are 10 things to pack you won’t want to forget

Hello blogosphere. I’ve just returned from a short holiday in Cairo, Egypt with friend and founder of My Spontaneous Travel Diary. Egypt is a beautiful country, rich with old culture and peppered with new outlooks on the world. We took a 3 hour camel ride around the Giza Pyramids, toured some of the oldest mosques in the world, visited the remains of King Tut’s tomb in the Cairo Museum, and got up close and personal with the locals at the legendary Khan el-Khalili bazaar. photography: MY SPONTANEOUS TRAVEL DIARY | travel backpack c/o:HUNTING WORLD NYC | travel sandals: NAKED FEET SHOES Itinerary + what to do in Egypt: Nile dinner cruise with belly dancing and Tanoura show Giza Pyramids, City of the Dead and the Great Sphinx via camel ride The Citadel Mosque of Ahmad Ibn Tulun The Coptic Museum with King Tut’s exhibit Khan el-Khalili bazaar I could spend a lifetime describing each place from the sights and smells to the feel of the ancient stones beneath my fingertips. But before I get lost in the …

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Goa beaches in India, what to expect

Planning a trip to the beaches of Goa, India? India has an extraordinary coastline, touching the borders of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. It’s even home of some little known tropical island chains like the Nicobar Islands which I visited the shores of last year. However, navigating the best beaches for a tourist can prove to be a challenge, especially considering India’s more conservative standards for beach wear and spiked punch. The good news: If you know where to go, India’s beaches are a little slice of heaven. Having visited India nearly a half dozen times in the past few years, here are a few travel tips for Indian beach vacations I’ve learned along the way, and what you can expect when visiting the beaches of one of my latest travels in Goa, India. Soft white sand, a beach speckled with crabs and sea life, and an abundance of fresh coconuts nearly the price of a tootsie roll – the beaches of Goa don’t need much explaining to entice travelers from all over the world …