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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: 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: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : 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: Fran Falkin

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

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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Author: Talah Bakdash

Tags : Assigned to SATW Senior, Chicago, Heritage, Illinois, Middle East, North America, USA

A Convergence of East and West

     I knew what city my mom was born in: Chicago. I knew what city my dad was born in: Damascus. However, I never truly got to drive through my culture and watch the images of what make me up zoom past the window. This was up until the summer of 2008. I had my new camera (a little pink point and shoot) and I was ready to take it wherever my Syrian American ties would take me.

Author: Taylormesich

Tags : Assigned to SATW Senior, Middle East, Quarter Finalist, Vacations

In My Bottle of Sand

When one thinks of Egypt, widely known icons including the Nile, Sphinx, mummies, or the pyramids usually come to mind. This article, however is about none of these things. This article is about the Egypt I discovered, an Egypt no travel book could have prepared me for.

Author: Austin Siegel

Tags : Assigned to SATW Senior, Israel, Middle East, Semi Finalist, Soul Search

Israel: Discovering a Land of Cats and Conflict

Israel is a place that means many different things to many different people. When I made my first visit to the Promised Land, I came hoping to gain new perspective on a country that’s experienced so much conflict and strife over the years. But I didn’t really notice anything obvious during my week in Israel that brought clarity to my conflicted feelings about this place. I only really noticed the cats.

Author: Lina Abdelsalam

Tags : Africa, Assigned to SATW Senior, Heritage, Middle East, Winner

Always Expect the Unexpected

Growing up in two different cultures, American and Sudanese, comes with its own set of challenges. However, in these cultures lies a beautiful intersection. Both, so complex, have allowed me to gain a dual perspective of the world I come from and the people I share my experiences with. For this reason, I learned to create a balance in the unique cultural experience I had, but the reality was that I experienced one culture - American - more than the other. In 2009, my parents decided that we would move to Sudan for some time. How timely was this news!

Author: Jordan Light

Tags : Africa, Assigned to SATW Senior, Finalist, Israel, Middle East, Vacations

An Epic Vacation to Egypt During Unrest and Crisis

On August 13th, 2013, we exited Egypt just in time to narrowly skirt the beginning of a week of violence in the streets of Cairo. I was traveling with my family on a self-planned tour of Israel, Egypt and Jordan.  The U.S. Department of State had issued travel warnings that discouraged unnecessary passage in the region.

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