Here you can tour giant Roman ruins, most likely alone. Most of the ruins here are in good condition and receive hundreds of visitors every day. Lebanon is one of the most off-the-beaten-track destinations in the region, and you can experience the greatest Roman ruins like nowhere else.
An affordable alternative to overcrowded Rome, Jordan has many ancient ruins, including a massive amphitheater. Its Mediterranean food can also rival Rome’s. Jordanian beer and wine are worth exploring at Carakale, a brewery outside of Amman with a great view of the Blue Valley.
Muscat is perfect for travelers seeking a quiet, waterfront cultural hub of picturesque mosques, expansive beaches and 16th-century Portuguese forts.
Here you can find some of the best snorkeling in the world without worrying about bleached reefs or overcrowded beaches. There is also a massive aquarium and zoo, and water parks in Hurghada.
Technically Africa, but you can surf without crowds, and indulge in cultural offerings beyond just palm trees and towering resorts. The colorful fishing village of Taghazout is one of the best places for surfing. It is also perfect for hiking with Paradise Valley desert trails leading to swimming holes.
Getting through airport security can be a nightmare in and of itself, adding extra hours to your trip that could better be spent in any number of more enjoyable activities. Programs like Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are helping to make the process a little more bearable, but a new program, CLEAR, is quickly emerging as an up-and-coming way to make things even easier.
Located on a flat corner in Barcelona’s Poble Nou neighborhood, a site for many a tech startup or already established tech giant (like HP Enterprise and Booking.com), Sopa serves as a perfect lunch spot during the workday. The cafeteria-style eatery lets you fill up on vegetarian and vegan dishes and either dine in, take the food outside to the patio dining area or take it back to the office for a lunchtime meeting.
You’ve booked your flights, you’ve found your hotel, you’ve spent the last six months dreaming about your trip. One problem? You don’t know what to do once you get there. If only there was an app that acted as your own personal tour guide, that led you to the city’s top sights and hidden gems, helping you make remarkable discoveries …