How to Visit Saudi Arabia

I recently returned from a 9-day trip through Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter. Learn how you too can go on take once-in-a-lifetime trip and discover a beautiful place so rarely visited by tourists. (This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosts millions of visitors each year, as the religious faithful […]

The Hardest Place in the World to Visit

The covering has the disconcerting effect of obnubilating as well as illuminating the woman behind it. Local tourists overlooking Al Ragasat Canyon. #SaudiArabia A photo posted by Richard Bangs (@richardjbangs) on Mar 21, 2016 at 12:21pm PDT Shrouded in black niqab and ankle-length abaya, she floats towards me. Behind, her friends are firing salvos of […]

The Hills of Mars (Saudi Arabia)

Madakhil Camp, Madain Saleh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In the high-sandstone cliffs of Al-Hajar there are slot canyons more spectacular than anything in the American Southwest. This is part of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site at Madain Saleh, featuring enormous tombs reminiscent of Petra in Jordan, which makes sense as they were connected to the […]

Exclusive Invitation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is an archaeological gem. The “Roads of Arabia” exhibit that toured the U.S. last year showcased the richness of the Nabatean, Sabaean, and Lihyanite civilizations.  Few, however, have had the opportunity to see, first hand, the wonders that lie beneath the sands of Arabia. I’d love for you to join me. Dates of Travel: March 9 […]