A region that stretches across three continents, the Middle East is both a stunning and complex land of incredible religious, geopolitical, and ecological importance. Home to 17 countries and a vast range of nationalities, cultures, languages, and religions, there are many layers to uncover. Due to decades of conflict and turmoil, it’s sadly an area less-traveled; however, the wealth of experiences to be found there (from the religious to the historical to the culinary to the archaeological) are not to be missed.
The birthplace of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, the region stands out as one of the most important religious, historical, and cultural centers in the world. Full of astounding archaeological relics, natural wonders, and sublime cuisine, the area is a beautifully complicated one that holds appeal for any traveler.