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Middle East Collective: Exploring the Middle East from the Eyes of a World Traveler

Written by: Ess McKn

Every generation has that place you shouldn’t travel to for a variety of perceived reasons. There is and always has been a place you shouldn’t go to at night, a city you shouldn’t visit, and a country you shouldn’t see. And while for a long period of time it seems these destinations were deemed politically unsafe or too far off the beaten path, lately our do-not-go’s say a little more about who we are as travelers than they do the destination. I was in second grade the first time I went to the Middle East…READMORE

Reflections on Istanbul’s Culture and Geography

Written by: Ess McKn

You have this city, that is culturally Muslim located on both the European and Asian continent; a country that was founded in the 1920’s, with a history that goes back to the Greeks and Roman Empire. Istanbul is, in every way, a city unlike any other. Experiencing tourism in Turkey is a once in a life time opportunity….READMORE

Tales of an American in Morocco

Written by: Ess McKn

There are people that will tell you that going to Tangier isn’t really going to Morocco. They will tell you that to truly experience the North-African beauty you need to go to Marrakesh or Casablanca. While I will agree that the big name destinations will show you a different side of Morocco, I don’t think Tangier should be so easily dismissed. With its location on the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier is incredibly close to the European continent, making it a great day trip destination to those visiting Spain’s southern coast…. READMORE

Huffington Post: Why We Want to Quit Our Jobs and Travel The World, But Can’t

Written by: Ess McKn

There are so many stories out there of people who quit the 9-5 grind and dedicate themselves to traveling the world or living a more tourist-vibe life. The idea that you could just quit your job is out there. We realized that while this isn’t impossible, it isn’t exactly easy to do either. We started to do some research and realized fairly early on that this simply wasn’t an option for us, and chances are it isn’t for you either… READMORE

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