Off The Beaten Path: Wadi Al-Hitan, Egypt

With the Pyramids of Giza being one of the most visited tourist sites on Earth, its surprising that there are still places in Egypt that have been virtually untouched by the tourist trail. But Wadi Al-Hitan can make that claim, with only about 1000 tourists visiting this incredible sight each year. Translating to ‘Whale Valley’ in Arabic, Wadi Al-Hitan is home to one of the worlds best known paleontological areas, with hundreds of prehistoric whale fossils lining the desert floor.… Read More

Off The Beaten Path: Socotra, Yemen

Socotra looks like the kind of place you would find on a distant alien planet, not Earth. However perfecting interstellar travel won’t be necessary. Socotra is an island found off the coasts of Somalia and Yemen. Officially, it is a part of Yemen, though you’d never guess it based off if its appearance.… Read More