Civilization as we know it exists because of the ancient Egyptians. Between the country’s millennia-old artifacts, illustrious landscape and remarkable culture, Egypt holds an otherworldly mystique, drawing in visitors from around the world.
Fly into Cairo and begin your trip in Egypt’s capital as this city provides a treasure trove of ancient relics. Located along the Nile River, Cairo boasts an impressive blend of old and new with sweeping views of the city and countless antiquities from the iconic pyramids, lavish royal tombs, temples, mosques and the Great Sphinx.
Head to Tahrir Square and visit the impressive Egyptian Museum, complete with art, mummified royals and artifacts from ancient Egypt. Head for higher ground and see the Citadel fortress, the famous site of the Muhammad Ali Mosque. Enjoy the view of the city below and make your way to the Khan el-Khalili bazaar — sure to be buzzing with activity and locals selling goods.
Once you’ve explored city life, journey across the Nile to Giza and revel in the iconic desert landscape. Giza Plateau is layered with ancient Egyptian artifacts and landmarks from the Pyramid of Menkaure, Khafre and the Great Sphinx of Giza. The Great Pyramid, Egypt’s largest, is home to the remains of King Khufu.
Explore the Pharonic Village for a unique perspective on ancient Egyptian life and visit the animals in the Giza Zoo. Ride camels through the desert and take in the truly breathtaking sights provided by Egypt’s incredibly preserved cities and top destinations.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.