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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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Discover Tehran: A Brief Guide to the Capital of Iran

Visitors to Iran often opt to skip Tehran, reducing it to nothing more than heavy traffic and smog. But the capital city has plenty of charm and beauty with its concrete skyline set against the backdrop of the majestic Alborz mountains. Home to some 10 million people, in no other city, will you get a better glimpse of contemporary life in Iran than in Tehran. Here’s our mini guide to Tehran to get the most out of this underrated city. And as always, remember that you can book all your travel and accommodation needs in Tehran with 1stQuest.

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Traveling to Iran with Pets; Don’t Leave your Best Friends

Traveling and animals don’t exactly mix well, especially if you are traveling to Iran with pets. We are so emotionally attached to these beautiful creatures that we can’t simply let go of them, even for a few days which reminds me of the words of Colleen Paige, founder of “National Pets Day” organization, author, animal advocate, and in general a true animal lover that really moved me and brought me to the realization that people would do so many things to travel to Iran with their pets: “Many people believe that humans are superior to animals, but is that really true? We’re not able to come close to possessing the pure & perfect unconditional love that animals offer.

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