25 Feb '15, 5pm

Iran as a Tourist Destination: Tips For Americans Visiting the Middle Eastern Country

Iran as a Tourist Destination: Tips For Americans Visiting the Middle Eastern Country

Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock/Borna_Mirahmadian According to NPR , “Iran wants to welcome more international tourists, including Americans. But that's a challenge for a country that's wary of outsiders, and closely monitors its own people.” On one hand, we welcome the open-arms invitation, while on the other, we’re unsure if our negative perceptions about the violent region reign true. It’s easy to assume that this shouldering devil-vs.-angel dance is part of the reason why Westerners aren’t wholly thrilled to consider vacationing in Iran. Last updated on January 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs issued an Iran travel warning stating, “Some elements in Iran remain hostile to the United States. As a result, U.S. citizens may be subject to harassment or arrest while traveling or residing in Iran. […] Iranian authorities also have unjustly d...

Full article: http://www.justluxe.com/travel/luxury-vacations/feature-1...

Tweets

Golf in Iran? Yes, there is, one 13-hole course

Golf in Iran? Yes, there is, one 13-hole course

golfdigest.com 28 Feb '15, 1pm

Stories of interest you might have missed… Golf in Iran? Yes, though not a lot of it. It has one course, the Engelhab ("Re...

Iran strikes fake US aircraft carrier in naval drills:

Iran strikes fake US aircraft carrier in naval ...

stripes.com 26 Feb '15, 1am

In this picture released by the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, Revolutionary Guard sp...