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If you plan on visiting a very easily accessible Wadi Dayqah Dam and actually looking for something way more challenging, and don’t want to drive somewhere further, this is the place for you.

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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 altitude, be careful with the changing weather conditions The Rocky Pledge (source) “To preserve unimpaired for this and future generations the beauty, history, and wildness therein, I pledge to protect Rocky Mountain National Park.” To prevent fire scars and human-caused fires, I… Read More

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 own way a distinct place, it reminds of other ayns. The amazing aspect of this location is the surrounding. You will need ideally a 4×4 car with good clearance to enjoy absolutely spectacular views. Just be careful, because even with a… Read More

There is no better chance to see camels up-close then travelling to Jebel Samhan.

Pros: Guadalupe peak trail – highest peak in Teas, El Capitan during sunset, opportunity to visit White Sands National Monument on the same trip Cons: can get very windy on top More resources: Official website Official map (pdf)

Pros: great camping and hiking, wildlife (black bears), the natural fog that often hangs over the mountains Cons: hungry wildlife (black bears), you need to hide your food well

Pros: beautiful sand dunes with magnificent mountains in the background, sand-boarding Cons: enough activities just for a day (night) or two, need to visit in the winter again to e.g. hike Zapata Falls Relevant links: Official Park’s website Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (Wikipedia) Local adventure with 9 activities to explore

Pros: beautiful hikes through forests, amazing snowy peaks, wildlife, close to Yellowstone Cons: requires time and experience to truly explore (e.g. climb Grand Teton)

The hidden beauty of Fanja and Bidbid, Oman.

FIVE highlights of the area including: 1) Table Top Mountain, 2) Fanja old town and fort, 3) Wadi Fanja, 4) Bidbid fort, 5) Bidbid Nafaa View Point.