Travel Guides

Are Americans allowed to travel in Iran?

More and more, travelers are seeking the less trodden path. Following the Nuclear Deal, negotiated primarily between Iran’s President Rouhani and President Obama in 2015, adventurous travelers started to see Iran as a viable and safe tourist destination. In the wake of this international trade deal, many travelers (including myself) took the opportunity to visit Iran for the first time. As it were, I was not alone, between 2015 and 2019 Iran saw a steady increase in foreign tourists, with a 50% increase in inbound tourists in 2018.

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A Backpack’s Guide to Iran – May 2019

Backpacking is defined as low cost, independent travel. Backpacking in Iran is defined as extremely low cost, intrepid adventure with everything from modern art galleries to 4,000 year old archaeological sites. In this post, I give you the scoop on a backpack’s guide to Iran (on a budget!).

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Architectural treasures of Isfahan: 5 must see landmarks

This year UNESCO named Rio de Janeiro the world capital of architecture in 2020, making it the first city to ever receive such a title. If such a prize existed 400 years ago, Iran’s Isfahan would surely be named the winner. With architectural gems demonstrating Islamic, Christian and traditional Persian styles, Isfahan’s history and diversity will amaze travellers.

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Persian Gulf Escape: Top 5 Destinations

If you’re travelling Iran between mid October and March perhaps a little jaunt to the southern shores will warm your body and mind. Iran’s southern coast and Gulf islands provide natural beauty and a relaxing atmosphere. Read on for a rundown of the best spots to visit.

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An Outsider’s Guide to Iranian Hospitality

Imagine traveling through a place where you’re invited into strangers’ homes, offered free food and drinks, and the taxi drivers refuse to take money from you. Sounds like every traveler’s dream, no? Actually, this is a typical day as a traveler in Iran. Read more to learn how Iranian hospitality is practiced.

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