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Entrance to the traditional Souk (market) in the Mutrah neighborhood of Muscat, Oman

Last fall, I met an Omani man at my guest house in Delhi, India. When he learned I was a travel writer, he began to gush about Oman. “You must go!...

The second most famous development in Dubai is the Burj Al Arab, built in the shape of a sail

Visiting Dubai had never been high on my travel wish list. I didn’t even expect to like it. Not a fan of big cities to begin with, I figured it would...

Main road leads to the harbor on Bodufolhudhoo Island in the Maldives

Every morning, I passed Aisha on the sleepy sand streets of Bodufolhudhoo Island. Her black head scarf and ankle-length cloak revealed only her face and hands. I longed to speak to...

Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, is the site of the Bodhi Tree beneath which Buddha attained enlightenment

It started with a single shiver. In the 90 degree temperatures of Bodh Gaya, India, I suddenly felt chilled. I pulled my sweatshirt jacket close and snuggled into it. A few...

Worshipers immerse in teh Ganges River at Varanasi, India

In India, more than any other place on earth, the natural and spiritual worlds conjoin. Air and light, trees and mountains, animals and fire are all worshiped as gods. But the...

Wind and sun finally clear the smog enough to get a halfway decent photo of the Taj Mahal. While this UNESCO World Heritage Site was stunning, I discovered that there are many more things to see and do in Agra beyond the Taj.

“Do it in ONE day only. Get in and get out.” That’s the advice I was repeatedly given about visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. People said Agra was a...

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