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          he time-traveling journal of author, filmmaker, and award-winning corporate storyteller Douglas
          McDaniel, an American ex-pat living and working in Tabuk province, Saudi Arabia

My travels have gotten a bit nuttier. As of December 2021, I've been to 9 countries this year alone.  After two weeks in Rome and Florence, I'll be returning soon to Saudi Arabia. I finally sold my car back in the United States. Here's to embracing the digital nomad expat life. Home is where my phone is.

Also, much love to the quiet ones. I see you. 

T

"If I'm too much, go find less." 

       --author Marya Hornbacher

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Travels:

 

In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Riyadh, Tabuk, NEOM, Al Ula, and Hegra (UNESCO World Heritage site)

 

Also travels to Berlin, London, Savannah, Washington DC, Los Angeles, New York, Knoxville, Rome, Florence, Athens, Barcelona, Dubai UAE, Doha Qatar, Bahrain, Aqaba, Petra, and Wadi Rum in Jordan.

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     Saudi Arabia: Nov-Dec 2020.   

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     Saudi Arabia: Nov-Dec 2020.   

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     Saudi Arabia: Nov-Dec 2020.   

Photo Journals 

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NYC

A quick trip to New York to meet with my book coach, Steve. 

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Wadi Rum

Our driver was named Aladdin. They filmed the Martian, Dune, and Lawrence of Arabia here.

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Barcelona 2

Another week in Barcelona before returning to Saudi Arabia. 

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Girona

A historic, bustling city on the way to the Costa Brava. 

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Aqaba Jordan

Spent the Eid al-Adha holiday across the Jordanian border in the resort town of Aqaba. 

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Doha, Qatar

Back from the US, I had a day here. Our company built this airport, and it is beautiful.

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Dubai

My first rotational leave I spent with friends in Dubai dune bashing in the Arabian desert.

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Burbank

Spent a week working with some of my creative teams out in Hollywood. 

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Gulf of Aqaba

We took our day off to go back and share some Saudi heritage sites with members of our team.

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Figueres

My pilgrimmage to the birthplace of artist Salvador Dalí, and the Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dalí

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Barcelona

Escaping the project in Saudi Arabia with two weeks of leave in Barcelona, Spain. 

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More Aqaba

More exploration around Aqaba Jordan. 

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Saudi Arabia

Living and working on the Saudi coast of the Gulf of Aqaba has been transformative.

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Bahrain

An unexpected two-week adventure in Bahrain happened quite suddenly. 

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Savannah

Some much needed downtime and research for the TV pilot in my adopted city of Savannah.

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Red Sea

Snorkeling on the Gayal Peninsula on the Saudi Arabian coast of the Red Sea is my new obsession.

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Costa Brava

Tiny fishing villages and vibrant towns dot the coast from Barcelona to the French border.

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Petra Jordan

Visiting the ancient Nabatean capital of Petra was a childhood dream.

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Athens

After getting vaxxed and seeing my daughter in the USA, I spent a week in Athens.

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Saudi Arabia

My studies of ancient Midian and Nabatean cultures has informed my work here and my memoir.

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Saudi Arabia

Leaving everything I knew behind, I arrived in Saudi Arabia in early December, 2020.