Travel Bucket List Inspired by My Favorite Travel Instagram Accounts

Despite feeling inferior compared to the galaxy on starry nights, I really don’t believe the world is a small place. The more I travel, the more I want to keep traveling. Wanderlust has consumed me and I have no intention of stopping anytime soon. Ever since Instagram developed the post saving feature, this infection has only…

A 5 Day Template to Date Any City Ft. Istanbul, Turkey

Sometimes even the most anticipated cities are the most difficult to plan. I’ve been to Istanbul at least four times due to layovers but I never had the time or budget to leave the airport. I used to watch uncountable hours of Turkish dramas that rocketed my excitement and gave me a ton of ideas…

Sharm al Sheikh: A Vacation from Travel Explained through Epistemology

Epistemology: the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion. Ever since my awesome Rhetoric and Persuasion professor (shout out to Dale Smith) introduced me to epistemology, I’ve been obsessed with finding the roots of diction I cherish. As someone…

One small step for man, one giant leap for Chef Zahra

August 3rd, 2017 This day should really go down in history. After 21 years, 7 months, and 3 days, Zahra Khozema cooked herself a meal without the help of a microwave, Maggie, or mama. As someone who LOVES to eat, it’s a shame I can’t cook. It truly is disgraceful, not because I should know…

Behind the Scenes of Glamourous Travel

In a world where Instagram acts as a resume, it’s distasteful to display weaknesses, especially in the sector of picture perfect travel. Though travel encompasses many elements of self-growth, it is only achieved when every layer of your limit is stripped bone-naked. There have been so many times I’ve wanted to drop everything and take…

Life in a Suitcase: Packing 21 lbs. of Good Vibes Only

There is this stereotype that young people travel to find themselves but I think most of us do it to run away from a certain reality. Imagining a 9 to 5 routine after graduation felt like an early funeral. Alright, that’s a little fluffed but I don’t know why an appetite for cultural change is…

Trips to Take This Summer to Celebrate Canada 150

If I was to be stuck in a country for my entire life, I’d pick Canada. You can spend 4 hours on the plane, shift entire time zones, and still be in the same country, that’s how big this land is and I realize how thankful I am to be here every time I leave…

“Cuba Body” & Tips For Cheap Travel Fashion Essentials

Do you feel like you dress better when you travel or is that just me? For shorter trips, I plan my outfits to the T so I don’t over pack. For Cuba, I refused to pack pants because I hate them so much. Pants, especially in hotter climates, are torturous. As you guys know, I…

Zahra Time Travels in Cuba

As a child going through my parent’s black and white high school pictures, I assumed that’s how life was back in the day: colorless. Regardless of 10-year-old Zahra’s imagination being shattered when her mom told her she was an idiot for thinking so, reality finally settled in in Cuba. I never thought time travel would…

I Asked Toronto Out Again & She Sent Nudes

As I was scrolling through my pictures, I noticed I had a lot of travel companions, but someone I cared most about was missing: Toronto. Zahra Travels started with the anticipation of empowering others to “date their cities” because travel’s essence lies in experiencing something new, whether it’s across the world or the street. In…

8 Things That Are Actually Really Big in Texas

In the words of President Trump, they’re HUUUGE. Last week, I flew to Dallas to attend my cousin’s wedding. I’d been to Houston in 2015 and I hated it because it was really hot and I’m Canadian. Anyways, being 5’2” in a Dallas suburb left me conflicted on whether everything in the Lone Star State…