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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 at NEOM in Saudi Arabia.

The digital nomad expat life -- home is where my phone is.


 

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Travel Journal:

Photo Journals 

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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.   

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London

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

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NYC

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

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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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Aqaba Jordan

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

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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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Burbank

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

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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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Washington

An unexpected trip to Washington DC to work on my Saudi resident visa.

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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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Dubai

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

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Saudi Arabia

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

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Jeddah

Roaming the historic district of Al Balad in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 

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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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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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Doha, Qatar

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

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