FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Middle East

Trends / Top Trends
Aug 6, 2019

Travel to the Middle East Making a Comeback

Unrest in the Middle East brought a dip in tourism as uneasy travelers looked to other vacation destinations to spend their travel dollars. Following the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, the region's travel dipped upwards of 8 percent as reported by the U.N. World Tourism Organization. Where lines once swelled around the pyramids, the year 2011 meant bookings and visitors to area attractions dwindled. However, Middle Eastern tourism has surpassed comeback status and is trending in areas from Jordan to Egypt and beyond, with reports of double-digit growth of an 11.2 percent increase in travel bookings.

Unique Places to Stay on the Island of Ireland

Whether it’s a friendly B&B, a luxurious castle or a cliff-top lighthouse, accommodation on the island of Ireland is like no other. With a warm welcome guaranteed, enjoy the very best of Irish hospitality.

Under $100 / Middle East
Apr 9, 2019

Under $100: Karachi, Pakistan

Skip a big breakfast and grab coffee or tea from a local shop for an on-the-go traveler. There is a lot to see in Karachi for just a day of travel. A coffee or tea won’t cost more than $3.

Under $100 / Middle East
Mar 23, 2019

Under $100: Kish Island

Kish Island, 12 miles off the coast of Iran, is a former private resort that boasts a wealth of luxurious accommodations, excellent shopping and awe-inspiring beaches. Spending a day here probably won’t feel like enough, but any more than that could break the bank.

Your Home Away From Home

Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.

Under $100 / Middle East
Jul 26, 2018

Under $100: Isfahan, Iran

Start your day in Isfahan at Messo Qali Café. It has a great atmosphere and includes outdoor seating. The café is vegetarian friendly and the food is cheap. Budget $15 for a good breakfast. After breakfast, visit the Chehel Sotoun, an elegant 17th-century pavilion and garden. The name means 40 pillars and is only about $6 to enter.