Volunteering abroad is a deeply immersive travel experience, no matter how long you spend on your volunteer placement.
There are some things you can do to make this a more meaningful experience though, and living like a local is one of them. Learning how to live like a local in a new place makes all the difference to how deep and insightful of an experience you’ll have. It also is often a more budget-friendly way to live abroad while volunteering.
There’s a golden opportunity for real cultura...
It’s easy to gaze at the city’s glittering skyline and miss the details of how its people move through this fast-paced metropolis. It was a desire to introduce visitors to a side of Dubai they didn’t necessarily expect that inspired Arva Ahmed several years ago to begin offering culinary tours through her company, Frying Pan Adventures.
Having tasted her way through hole-in-the-wall eateries in the United States and inspired by the multicultural culinary landscape of New York, Ahmed retur...
The ancient capital of Athens has a long and
illustrious history; it has been continuously
inhabited for no less than seven millennia, and
credited with birthing democracy as we know it. But
that isn’t the only contribution the Ancient Greeks
made to mankind; among other inventions, they gave
us theatre, philosophy, cartography, the alphabet,
and the Olympics. It’s no surprise then that noth
ing quite prepares you for the rush of unmitigated
awe and humility as you walk through the oldest
neighbourhoods of Athens, in the footsteps of the
world’s greatest civilisation, surrounded by crumbling
reminders of its glory.
Te many souks of Abu Dhabi offer travelers a cultural experience like no other. As you venture into these traditional marketplaces, prepare to lose yourself in narrow alleys lined with opulent Persian rugs, breathe in the woody scents of traditional oud perfume and frankincense, try on embroidered traditional attire, sample sticky-sweet medjool dates and engage in good-natured banter with local fishermen.
Home to the sublime landscape of Cap de Creus, delectable seafood and the ghost of Salvador Dalí, Cadaqués on Spain’s wind-blown easternmost tip is a world away from the Costa Brava most know.
Dubai-based lifestyle blogger and influencer Noreen Wasti is passionate about creating intimate and unforgettable experiences when she entertains. In a conversation with Marriott TRAVELER, she spills the beans on what it takes to host a girls night in your girlfriends won’t forget.
Cef Abdulilah Shadoud’s career spans more than a decade, including a spot on Abu Dhabi TV’s Matloob Chef, and today he heads the kitchen at Kuzbara, the international restaurant at the Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi. The Syrian-born chef says he loves Abu Dhabi because the city embodies a vibrant cultural smorgasbord, and at Kuzbara he combines his special brand of creativity, passion for cuisine and traditional cooking sensibilities to serve up authentic Middle Eastern fare in a contemporary setting.
As much as we travel to escape the familiar and dive into new adventures, even the most intrepid among us often prove to be creatures of habit. Nomad Natasha talks about why you should break away from the hostel crowd the next time you travel.
When it comes to socializing on the road, backpackers tend to stick to their comfort zones – with people who look like them, grew up in similar cultures or cities, or are traveling just like them. While there’s nothing wrong with that, it pays to break ...
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In a city saturated with extravagant hotels, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach proves that luxury can be smart, contemporary, understated and elegant, and its Arabian-inspiredPearl Spa stays true to this ...
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world's most magnificent mosques with Islamic calligraphy carved on its arches, semi-precious stones on its columns and intricate floral designs on its marble floors. While you admire the world's largest crystal chandelier, your little ones will be mesmerized by the fascinating light effects, inspired by the phases of the moon, that transform the mosque's exterior into something of a fairytale post sunset. The complimentary guided tours are an excel...