Many hope Egypt's new President will usher in an era of peace and prosperity.

Egypt Elects New President

Early in June, Egypt’s former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was sworn in as president, after winning a sweeping 96 percento of the vote during May’s elections.

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July 11, 2014 by
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Dancing in Sharm el Sheikh. Photo courtesy of ollie harridge via Flickr.

Nightlife in Sharm el Sheikh

Let’s be honest … you don’t come to a place like Sharm el Sheikh for the nightlife, but if you’re looking for a place to unwind after a long day of exploration, you do have a view options for nightlife in Sharm el Sheikh.

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June 6, 2014 by
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Nubian Culture in Aswan

Nubian village near Aswan. Photo courtesy of Chris Brown via Flickr.

In ancient times at the height of power in the Nubian kingdom, the city of Aswan served as a military garrison town for campaigns against the Nubians. Today, it’s location makes the ideal base for exploring Nubian culture in Aswan and in Egypt as a whole. Here are some of the places and ways to do so.

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May 9, 2014 by
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Best Day Trips from Sharm el Sheikh

St Catherine's Monastery. Photo courtesy of William Allen, Image Historian via Flickr.

If you find yourself weary of the crowds and the tourist façade, consider one of these day trips from Sharm el Sheikh to get out and see a different side of Egypt.

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April 11, 2014 by
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Outdoor Adventures in Hurghada

Quads in the Egyptian Desert near Hurghada. Photo courtesy of Richard Bogle via Flickr.

The coastal city of Hurghada earned a prominent spot on the travel map for one reason: adventure tourism. As a gateway to the Red Sea and the Egyptian desert, outdoor adventures in Hurghada abound.

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March 14, 2014 by
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Egypt for Vegetarians

Falafel from Egypt - a quick and tasty vegetarian option.

While vegetarianism isn’t popular in Egypt, the nation’s cuisine tends to be one of the most vegetarian-friendly in the world, thanks to its heavy use of vegetable and grain dishes. In fact, it’s possible to eat straight off most menus without ever having to make special requests. As you’re gearing up for your trip, here’s a quick guide on Egypt for vegetarians.

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February 25, 2014 by
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