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My Friends Laughed When I Told Them I Was A Mars One Candidate. Here's Why They Support Me Now

Mohammed Sallam | Posted 09.11.2015 | Science
Mohammed Sallam

After thousands of people applied for Mars One from all over the world, only 1,058 were chosen by December 2013 for round two. I was one of them. I was shocked when I received that email. I probably read it like 10 times, with one thought crossing my mind. Why me?

Travel Companies & Hoteliers Are Calling Egypt Safe Again: Here's What Analysts Think

JustLuxe | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel

If you do go, do so without caution, and do your homework. Look into ratings and reviews of tour companies, talk with representatives, and find out what kinds of activities you'd be experiencing.

Two Egyptian Tourism Police Killed In Rare Attack Near Pyramids

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | World

* Islamist militants often target police, army * Brotherhood says 4 leaders arrested this week * Man arrested for Islami...

Does God Exist?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

The English term God is too vague, vastly overused and no longer represents a unified idea. If I ask a hundred people about God in Los Angeles, I mi...

Relic-Packed Museum in Cancun Turns Tourists on to Mayan Archaeo Sites

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Memo to visitors to Cancun: Sometime during your stay, chances are you're going to tear yourself away from your hotel's powdery beaches to get a look at one or more of the ancient Mayan cities dotting the Yucatan Peninsula.

Egypt: There Is No Time Like the Present

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Elysabeth Alfano

This past October, amidst fear-based cries from all sides as to why I shouldn't, I left for Egypt for 10 days with one of my favorite travel partners. What I didn't expect, or even consider before leaving, was the Egyptian people themselves.

Egypt Is Getting A New Pyramid

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel

If you're planning on visiting Egypt to see the pyramids any time soon, you may have another monument to add to your list. Last month, Egypt's Hou...

5 Things to Know About Hamdy Reda

Simon Watson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Simon Watson

Though known as a photographer, Hamdy in fact creates photographic works that capture a kind of durational performance art. He's taken, for instance, thousands of photos of the desert that describe the infinitely wide color range of that terrain.

Egypt: Time to Return? What's New?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

What's new in Egypt? Plenty and that which is not new will always inspire. The Sphinx awed Napoleon and it certainly still leaves me in awe...every visit.

WATCH: Ancient Construction Mystery May Finally Have Been Solved

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.02.2014 | Science

A new study offers an answer to a key question about Egypt's ancient pyramids, which were built out of huge stone blocks more than 4,000 years ago: in...

What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

minube | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.

These 9 Famous Landmarks Look Absolutely Stunning... Until You Zoom Out

Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel

Let's play a game! We've all seen the stock photo versions of these world-famous landmarks. Some of us have even been there. But what they don't norma...

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Egypt Right Now

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

For my recent birthday I gave myself a gift I'd wanted since I was five - no, not a pony, the Pyramids. I've always been obsessed with Ancient Egy...

Scientists Unearth Big Surprise Near Celebrated Pyramids

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 01.29.2014 | Science

TORONTO — The remains of a bustling port and barracks for sailors or military troops have been discovered near the Giza Pyramids. They were in use ...

Wrapping Up: 10th Dubai International Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I came away from DIFF a believer in this as a film festival with a vision of the future of film, from the standpoint of aesthetics, technology and business.

Venturing Out in Cairo

Monique El-Faizy | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Monique El-Faizy

I thought I had planned well. I knew the pyramids could be a dicey proposition, but I also told myself we couldn't live in Cairo for two years and never see the pyramids.

What's New in the City of the Gods

Judith Fein | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

People who visit Teotihuacan, outside of Mexico City, for the first time, often wonder if it was built by aliens. How else could humans who had nothing but stone tools construct a city like this?

Balkans Road Trip (Part 2)

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Stewart A. Swerdlow

We arrived in Sarajevo and stayed at the Hollywood Hotel. Well, it may have had the name, but it sure did not have the service or design. But, for Bos...

Cheesy Tourist Photos You Just Have To Take

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.01.2013 | Travel

Whether you're camera shy or a shutter bug, photographs are likely a big part of your travel routine. You can't forget to pack your camera (or, these ...

One Tiny Island, a World Record Human Pyramid

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Travel
Chandra Hoffman

The Human Pyramid Challenge with Underwater Vision was a popular sign-up when the festival opened Saturday; more than 200 Dive Week passport holders jockeyed for coveted spots.

Egypt Dismisses Travel Warning As 'Baseless'

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel

CAIRO -- Egypt's Antiquities' Ministry has criticized a U.S. Embassy message to American citizens in the country, urging them to be extra cautious bec...

American Attitudes Toward Egypt Have Soured

James Zogby | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
James Zogby

In January of 2012, we asked Americans whether or not they were hopeful that the Arab Spring would bring about positive change. By more than two to one they answered in the affirmative. But in the tumultuous year and a half that has followed, Americans have lost that hope.

How Not To Handle A Tourism Crisis: Lessons From Egypt

John Nicholson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

While riots, violence, and other domestic and civil disturbances frequently flare up in places like Mexico, Brazil, Greece, Korea, Thailand and many other popular international destinations, American travelers still flock to these hotspots to soak up their sun, tour their sites and spend hoards of money. While this trend may seem counterintuitive, it reflects the successful adoption and sponsorship of a more advanced and nuanced set of strategies and tactics to promote continued tourism to these destinations.

Ancient Necropolis Found To Contain Dozens Of Pyramids

Posted 02.07.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/06/2013 11:24 AM EST on LiveScience At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have b...

The 'End Of The World' In Cairo

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

I was in Cairo on the day the world ended. Well, not really, but on the day the world was supposed to end, Dec. 21, 2012.