As the birthplace of three of the world’s major religions – Christianity, Islam, and Judaism – there’s something inherently spiritual about North Africa and the Middle East. You can feel it everywhere; in the ancient temples and mosques, in the intoxicating aromas of the bazaars and souks, even in the stunning mountains and red-and-ochre dunescapes that surround cities that have stood since the dawn of time. And while the past is your constant companion in this part of the world, there’s plenty of room to write some history of your own.
Magic is real, and this is where it comes from
North Africa & The Middle East - Egypt
In a region that straddles two continents and encompasses hundreds of dialects and millennia of history, you’ll find that hospitality and friendliness know no borders. The relative scarcity of tourists makes every experience feel all the more intimate. Everyone knows Egypt, Morocco and Turkey, but that’s just the tip of the sand dune. This year, we’ve added an absorbing new country to our Middle Eastern repertoire: Israel. There are amazing things going on in this part of the world. Spread the word.