What Marrakech’s Jardin Majorelle taught me about travel and living in the moment

The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is a magnet for Instagrammers. But when did travelling become more about getting likes on Instagram than about exploring beautiful places, meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures, and informing our understanding of the world?

6 photos showcasing the stunning natural beauty of the Middle East & North Africa

Happy World Environment Day! To celebrate, today we’re sharing these 6 photos that showcase the incredible natural beauty and geographical diversity of the Middle East & North Africa. 1. The Sahara desert, Morocco The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world with an area of 9.2 million square kilometres - comparable to … Continue reading 6 photos showcasing the stunning natural beauty of the Middle East & North Africa

5 Instagram accounts that capture the culture of the Middle East

1. Everyday Middle East @everydaymiddleeast Everyday Middle East is one of a series of ‘Everyday’ accounts that aims to capture the culture of the region through candid photographs of the day to day lives of its people. It features the work of various photographers based in the region, from North Africa to the Gulf. 2. … Continue reading 5 Instagram accounts that capture the culture of the Middle East

The Changing Face of Saudi Women?

Earlier this month, National Geographic released an article entitled ‘The Changing Face of Saudi Women’, celebrating the achievements of young Saudi women who are increasingly entering the work force and “redefining the boundaries of public life”. The idea of women’s empowerment in such a deeply conservative country is surely cause for celebration, but it cannot … Continue reading The Changing Face of Saudi Women?

5 Instagram Accounts to Satisfy Your Wanderlust

@jonathankingston Jonathan Kingston is an American photographer working for Nat Geo Travel and National Geographic Creative. He specialises in storytelling through his photos, and his Instagram provides a collection of his “stories” from all over the world. @osbakir Ömer Serkan Bakir is a Turkish photographer and Editor in Chief of Fotograf magazine, based in Istanbul. … Continue reading 5 Instagram Accounts to Satisfy Your Wanderlust