Photo Friday: Turkey

This week’s photos are from Turkey, a country that has history, culture, food, hiking, stunning landscapes, and amazing beaches. There you’ll also find one of the most fascinating cities in the world: Istanbul.

Photo Friday: Petra, Jordan

This week’s photos are from Petra, Jordan. These rock buildings were carved out of the cliffs in the 6th century as the capital city of the Nabataeans. Now it is Jordan’s most popular tourist attraction.

Our Ultimate Guide: How To Plan A Trip Around The World

In 2009, we spent 11 months traveling through Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. We want you to learn from our experience, so we put together a trip planning guide: How To Plan A Trip Around The World. We cover everything from budgeting to packing, route planning to insurance, safety to vaccinations, and visas to round-the-world plane tickets. Combining our first hand experience with tips and resources from other travelers, we leave no stone unturned.

Syria: Extreme Friendliness

Because the U.S. Dollar is so strong against the Syrian Pound, we found ourselves much wealthier than our Syrian counterparts. Despite this, the local people treated us as if we were the guests of honor to be looked after and taken care of – and they were not after our money. We were invited into homes for lunch, given free food at restaurants, and taken on free tours of historic sites.