Leisure and Travel calls Oman “Authentic Arabia,” and there is a lot of truth in that. Featuring four UNESCO World Heritage sites, this country is diverse, rich in history, and has an abundance of natural beauty. Do not expect another UAE, which is just a short flight away and also a fascinating country in its own right. The Sultanate of Oman watchfully maintains its conservation. You won't find any skyscrapers or even high-rises, and the government even regulates the number of visitors to preserve its heritage.
NOT EVERY CITY HAS AN ED SHEERAN SONG NAMED AFTER IT. But what town better invites serenading than Barcelona? Stunning architecture, top-notch dining — and yes, a vibrant nightlife that'll have you dancing until dawn — all make Catalonia's capital a hot destination.
So you've just graduated and you're not sure what to do next. Why not take some time to travel?
In places like Australia and Europe, the concept of a “gap year” (i.e. taking a year off between school and work) is extremely common for young people. Even Malia Obama is taking some time off to travel before going to Harvard next year.
If a trip like this appeals to you, here are a few must-dos for after you graduate... (read more)