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Doha: A Destination All Its Own

When Hamad International Airport opened in 2014, it was a statement of intention from Qatar to the world about Doha's emerging position within the framework of international travel. It didn’t take long for the...
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Neighbors: What Americans Think of Canada, and More

One of the most revealing things about traveling abroad is finding out what people from other countries really think about people from your country. Not to disparage my compatriots, but travel acquaintances of mine...
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Rowing Down the Nile: An Interview with Author Rosemary Mahoney

Rosemary Mahoney is the author of "Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff," which was among the National Book Critic's Circles's Best Books of 2007. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship,...
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Is It Safe to Travel to Egypt?

‘What am I doing?’ I thought. ‘I can’t believe I left without my boyfriend.’ I was about a ten-minute walk from our hotel. The WiFi had gone out in the building and we had no...
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Why the American Road Trip is Important as Ever

The “Great American Road Trip” has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. There’s something monumentally alluring about the idea of loading up a car with a few friends, some supplies,...