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Author: Anonymous

Tags : Middle East, Soul Search

My Eye-Opening Cab Ride in Israel

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

On Saturday mornings in Jerusalem, there are really only two sounds to hear -- silence and prayer. As I walked up the paved road of the Goldstein Youth Village to catch my 8am taxi to Tel Aviv, I heard a mixture of those sounds.

Author: Anonymous

Tags : Heritage, Middle East

Glaring Incorrectness

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Dr. Sadat arrives home from a long day of work.

Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Couples, Featured, Kids, Middle East, Museums & Culture, Teens, Weekend & Short Break

24 Hours In Dubai

Dubai is flush with contemporary superlatives because it was built to be just that; a city state with one of the world’s largest airports, its tallest building, the world’s third largest shipping port, the most opulent luxury hotel. All are part of a master plan among seven, oil-rich United Arab Emirates to co-exist in blinding prosperity. Dubai boasts so many shop windows and LEDs, crystal chandeliers and gold fixtures, that there’s plenty of eye candy to occupy families with a day (or a week) to visit.

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Author: Mayer Nudell

Tags : Adventure Trip, Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Health, Insurance & Safety, Middle East, North America, Pacific, South America, Students, Teens

Innocents Abroad: Students Traveling Alone

For teens and college students, the freedom of their first trip or study abroad program without parents can be a rush. Empower them to stay safe by sharing this advice.
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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Adventure Trip, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Couples, Europe, Health, Insurance & Safety, Middle East, Multigen, North America, Pacific, Preferred Family, South America

Travel Insurance For Families

Get the latest scoop on travel insurance and what it means for your next family vacation.

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Author: Christa Fernando

Tags : Editorial Review Complete, Heritage, Middle East, Quarter Finalist

My Home is the World

We rumbled down the worn dusty road passing families on mopeds, donkeys carrying bundles of grass and battered taxis. The silhouettes of rocky hills and desert dunes stood silently resolute against the clear night sky. The dark road brought us to a small farm village called Al Feshn three hours south of Cairo, Egypt. Driving through the village, we passed fields of grass, groves of banana trees and rows of shacks bordering the tranquil Nile River to the East.

Author: Rachel Rezaei

Tags : Editorial Review Complete, Finalist, Heritage, Middle East

A Thousand and One Nights in Persia

              You are not supposed to break into a Mosque from a second story window – especially not in Iran. I scamper across the hand-woven carpets, soft beneath my dust covered bare feet, which disguise the concrete just beneath. Glimpses of the blue patterned walls are caught in my periphery as I run by. It looked as if I was encased in an eighteen century snuff box, with Arabic scriptures lining the trims.  Even on the run, one can appreciate the beauty and curiosity of the world.

Author: Soleil de Zwart

Tags : Asia, Caribbean, Editorial Review Complete, Europe, Exploring, Germany, India, Italy, Middle East, Quarter Finalist, Singapore, Spain

The 3 Years That Changed My Life

After living in the United States for 5 years my parents could no longer renew our Business Visa. We had to go back to Europe, but this was also the perfect opportunity for my parents to finally accomplish their dream, sailing around the world. We searched around Holland and finally purchased a 44 foto Trintella sailing boat, the vessel for our newfound adventures.

Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : Air Travel, Baby, Europe, Kids, Middle East, Pacific

Foreign Airlines Expanding Kids In-Flight Programs

Know of any parents who haven't had a hard time flying with kids? I don't. From fussing to wrigling, crying and whining - we've all been there. Luckily, airlines have stepped up to the plate and are coming up with some carefully thought-out offerings for families.  As they roll out the welcome mat to mom, dad and children, FTF presents some of these upgraded programs designed to help families lower the stress, enjoy the airline experience and make time confined on the plane pass quickly.

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Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : Beach, Family-Friendly Hotels, Kids, Luxury Options, Middle East, Spa & Wellness, Watersports

Ritz-Carlton Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai won a Top 10 Getaways award in 2000 for supporting parents with infants and toddlers.
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