The Gourmet Camper

The Shenandoah National Park park felt like home for 5 years when we used to live in the USA. Lots of great memories as we visited and camped there many times.

Pros: fantastic hiking (e.g. Long Peak-Keyhole Route, which is more like a climb; Bear Lake), wildlife, the park is amazing any time of the year Cons: need to adjust to high...

Zion National Park is one of a handful of parks that I must see again, one day.

Wadi Darbat Waterfall

Wadi Darbat is a beautiful scenic spot in Dhofar, Oman for all nature lovers worth visiting especially during the Khareef (monsoon) season.

Samharam Old City

Samharam is located at the outlet of Wadi Darbat. Is is an ancient city, now just ruins, known to be part of the frankincense road. The location tells the story of...

Ayn Razat

Ayn Razat is a tranquil place perfect for a nice walk and lunch (video). We visited the wadi, waterfalls, and lookouts as part of our Khareef 2019 trip. While in its...

mirbat castle

Mirbat is a coastal town in the Dhofar, in southwestern Oman. It was the site of the 1972 Battle of Mirbat between Communist guerrillas on one side and the Armed forces...

We visited Efftalqut Beach as part of our Khareef 2019 trip. The place is a great lookout of Efftalqut Beach.

Taqah Castle - door

Taqah is a small coastal town 30-minute drive away from Salalah, Dhofar (Oman).

Ayn Jarsis (or Ain Garziz) is a pleasant place for a picnic but don't forget an insect repellent as both flies and mosquitoes will drive you nuts.