Mohamed and friends experience Cuba

 Cuba is one of the countries on my never-ending bucket list. One thing I love to do when I haven't been to place is to listen to other people's travel adventures and share it, of course! This month, we experience Cuba with Mohamed and his friends. We find out why they chose this colorful Caribbean [...]

2018-04-24T18:43:06+00:00 April 24th, 2018|HGT Explorers|1 Comment

The Colorful New Orleans Style House

What comes to mind when you think of a New Orleans style house? How do they look like?  New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in the United States. Its uniqueness comes from the diverse cultures that influence the city. You can see this diversity in New Orleans food, attire, music, streets and [...]

2018-04-10T18:24:07+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Louisiana|4 Comments

10 Local Recommended Halal Restaurants in Toronto

Toronto is home to a large Muslim population and a halal foodie heaven. Consequently, an abundance of halal restaurants conquers every street and market with cuisines from all worldly corners. Don’t expect to eat shawarma and biryani every night—you can indulge in halal steaks, chicken and waffles and other different delicious dishes. The most difficulty [...]

2018-03-16T02:25:35+00:00 March 16th, 2018|FOOD|0 Comments

How Zeina travels the world with her Iraqi Passport

As of January 2018, Germany was ranked as having the most powerful passport in the world. I have seen first hand what having a powerful passport can do and unfortunately, I have also seen how people with "unfavorable" passports are treated. It's disappointing to realize that a little booklet can enhance or limit the opportunities you [...]

2018-03-02T22:14:55+00:00 February 19th, 2018|HGT Explorers|21 Comments

Ramadan in Texas: 30 days and 30 mosques.

I would like to highlight a special someone this new year.  Nahela Morales, a Texan local took on an adventurous quest on Ramadan 2017.  Nahela and her son, Andrew started the movement #30Mosquesin30days where they spent the full 30 days of Ramadan in 30 different mosques across the state of Texas. They started in their [...]

2018-01-07T22:11:27+00:00 December 31st, 2017|What's Your Story|0 Comments

A Muslim girl’s solo trip to Iceland

Last Month, we read about Sana's emotional trip to Jerusalem. Traveling comes with bravery in its own form, it could be visiting a conflicted region or treading down a road less taken just like Yasmin. Yasmin decided to ticket off one of her Pinterest bucket lists, despite the misunderstanding of her family and friends. Here [...]

2018-02-17T05:02:28+00:00 December 19th, 2017|HGT Explorers|4 Comments

Budget friendly things to do in Toledo, Spain

Toledo is one the cities in Spain that I had to visit for many reasons.  I grew up in Toledo, OH and I was curious to know how life was like in the sister city. Another reason was to relearn history out of the classroom. My Spanish professor talked a lot about Toledo during our [...]

2018-02-21T14:18:40+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Spain|5 Comments

Brave Muslim Photographer visits Jerusalem

We often learn about Palestine or Isreal through the news. The Isreali-Palestinian conflict is a controversial topic that many of us (me included) don't know the full, true and unbiased story. Most importantly, we are unaware of how life is like for the locals. Sana, a George Washington photojournalist was given the opportunity to live [...]

2017-11-21T16:26:50+00:00 November 21st, 2017|HGT Explorers|11 Comments

1 day Valencia Itinerary

In March 2016, I spent about 18 hours in Valencia for the annual Fallas Celebration.  This is a week-long event whereby massive caricatures of politicians, celebrities, cartoons and other popular figure effigies are being paraded around the city. I recommend you to experience this moment once in your life. There is a huge emphasis on once! If [...]

2018-02-23T03:49:45+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Spain|5 Comments