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Connecting Through Soccer in Qatar

Think of the shirt sponsors you see in soccer: for the biggest teams, it’s almost always an airline, telecommunications company, a bank, or maybe a car company. These are all industries that have the...
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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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The Third Pole Thaw: The Climate Crisis You’ve Never Heard Of

When we talk about climate change, we tend to focus on rising sea levels, extreme temperatures, abnormal weather, and melting glaciers at the poles. Mostly, we hear warnings about the threats facing island systems...
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Unexpected Destinations for Every Month of the Year

We could probably guess at least a few of the items on your travel bucket list. There’s a good chance that it includes some of the world’s most popular cultural events and destinations, like...
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I Was Here: Untold Stories from Iran

When Assad Dadan told people he was going to Iran, one of the most common responses he received was to “stay safe.” Fueled by media narratives that paint the nation in broad, violent brushstrokes,...
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6 Sundance Films that Embraced the Power of Travel

You can always count on the Sundance Film Festival to share outstanding independent films — and luckily for us, the festival screened quite a few travel-related flicks this year. Whether those films shined a...

The Pathway to Peshawar

Throughout history, Peshawar, Pakistan, has gone through many changes. It has been an imperial capital, a base for the Mujahideen, and a center of trade, education, and religion. Persians, Macedonians, Arabs, Afghans, Sikhs, and...

Hiking the Jordan Trail with Ali Barqawi

Ali Barqawi is a Jordanian photographer and filmmaker who specializes in documenting adventure expeditions around the world. Back in 2016, Ali learned about the newly-formed Jordan Trail Association (JTA). As the association began planning...
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4 Fascinating Underwater Archaeological Sites

Below the surface of our planet’s oceans, seas, and lakes, underwater archaeologists hunt for clues about cultures that haven’t seen the light of day in years — and in many cases, in centuries or...

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