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How to Travel with a Purpose

How to Travel with a Sense of Purpose

Have you ever experienced going back home from a long period of travel filled with a renewed sense of purpose? Frequent travelers believe that travel can change a person to become better. This means that in his journey comes many realizations about the world and the people. You begin to realize there’s more to what travel can… more

Four Surefire Ways Travel Makes You Smarter

Four Surefire Ways Travel Makes You Smarter

Our experiences when we travel create some neurological connections in our brain, making us quick to respond, think logically and act on problem-solving more effectively. It drives us to reflect differently, embracing unique cultural practices. You’re only as smart as your experience, so if you don’t challenge yourself to move out of your comfort zone, you are… more

People who Travel are more Creative and Open-Minded

People who Travel are more Creative and Open-Minded

We have already tackled on previous posts that traveling makes us a happier person. It uplifts our quality of life, that is why it is highly encouraged that even the average work force should spend time traveling some place new. As there’s a saying, “Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” The world… more

The Journey Back Home

The Journey Back Home

Ibn Battuta’s junk set sailed from China and back to Samudra on the island of Sumatra. He settled for a few weeks together with the sultan and continued to Quilon before to Calicut. He also considered going back to Muhammad Tughluq, his past Delhi employer and simply throw himself at his mercy. But Ibn Battuta feared for… more

Achieving Peace Through Tourism

Achieving Peace Through Tourism

Being one of the world’s biggest industry, tourism has a huge influence on many social communities. While this influence is constantly looked in terms of economic impact, many researchers believe that certain kind of tourism can carry out peace or lessen, at least, the possible chances for conflicts. These positive effects, however, does not come from corporate… more

A Unique Leadership Opportunity Awaits You

A Unique Leadership Opportunity Awaits You

Do you desire to travel? Are you interested to learn a new language, meet new people, strengthen your leadership skills, and implement new ideas within our cultural arts community? Organized by the Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta, “The International Festival of IBN Battuta 2nd edition is calling on for volunteers. Our team of volunteers is incredibly diverse,… more

Ibn Battuta Arrives in China

Ibn Battuta Arrives in China

Having sailed for forty days, Ibn Battuta finally reached the busy port of Quanzhou on the shore of Fujian Province. He was amazed at what he sees and learned that silk is being used as clothing even by less fortunate people like beggars and monks. He also admired the finest pots made of porcelain and the bigger… more

Ibn Battuta Travels: Going eastward to Malaysia and Sumatra

Ibn Battuta Travels: Going eastward to Malaysia and Sumatra

Following a chain of unfortunate events in Maldives and India, losing everything he has from pirate thieves and shipwrecks, Ibn Battuta settled to go back to China alone. Traveling Muslims like Ibn Battuta knows that Muslim hospitality is present in major sea ports. In fact, the Prophet Muhammad encouraged to travel and learn in China and therefore… more

Call for Papers: Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace

Call for Papers: Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace

International Conference “Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace” November 9-12, 2017 City of Tangier, Morocco     CALL FOR PAPERS   The Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta is glad to announce that the Call for Papers of the International Conference “Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace” is open. The conference will be held in Tangier, Morocco from November 9th… more