The Huffington Post:

Dear Corporate America – A Letter from a Traveling Millennial: Originally published here on Passport and Plates. Dear Corporate America is a brief letter from a traveling millennial on work satisfaction, flexibility, autonomy and beyond: reminding the world that our idealism and passion is what might “save us all.”

Why I Don’t Tell People ‘Quit Your Job and Travel’: Originally published here on Passport and Plates. After quitting my job last summer, I somehow became the resident expert amongst all my friends who were thinking about quitting their jobs. When the conversation turned to: “Maybe I’ll just quit my job and travel,” I would stop the discussion. Discover why I don’t tell people to quit their jobs and travel!

These American Muslims Are Challenging Islamophobia Through Travel: Despite the fact that the travel industry continues to perpetuate stereotypes against Muslims, meet these American Muslim travel bloggers who are combating the struggle of #FlyingWhileMuslim to see the world and challenge Islamophobia along the way.


Egyptian Streets:

Must Eat Foods When Visiting Cairo: Originally published here on Passport and Plates. This is the ultimate foodie guide to all the Egyptian food (including restaurant recommendations) to eat in Cairo. 

Five Experiences Not to Miss in Cairo: Originally published here on Passport and Plates. These are the best things to do in Cairo!



Spotahome Guide to Moving to ValenciaConsidering a move to Valencia, Spain? Check out these great tips including what to do before and after you arrive!

Things To Do In Valencia: Discover Street Art: Did you know that Valencia has a huge street art scene? Check out this guide to some of the most popular artists and where to find their work!

Spotahome Food Guide: Everything You Need to Eat in Valencia: If you’re planning a trip to Valencia, don’t miss out on all these delicious foods!


Geckos Adventures:

17 Photos of Malaysia That Will Make You Want to Go Right Now: If these photos don’t convince you to go to Malaysia, I don’t know what will.

Eat First, Question Later: Top Food in South East Asia: Step aside, pad Thai: this other Southeast Asian food is about to take the spotlight. Here are my top picks.

Why SE Asia is Great for Muslim Travelers: How do you know the food is halal? Where can you find mosques? I show you why South East Asia is a prime destination for Muslim Travelers!


Guest Posts:

Kenton de Jong Travel:

Madrid Food Tour: Read all about my experience with Madrid Food Tours, and find out how you can book one as well!



41 Ways to Prove that Traveling is More than a Quote: by A Broken Backpack

Travel Quotes by Travel Bloggers: by The Educational Tourist

12 Travel Bloggers Share Their Insanely Useful Tip For First-Time Travellers: by Tripovo Wanderlust

The World’s Most Surprising Travel Destinations: by Journalist on the Run

12 Experiences You Need on Your Travel Bucket List: by Communication is Difficult

45 of the Most Stunning Paradises Around the World: by Anita Hendrieka

How Not to Move Abroad: by Migrating Miss

14 Travel Bloggers Share Why to Travel Solo: by Blissful Vagabond

The Great British Bucket List: by Claire’s Footsteps

102 Travel Bloggers Revealed Their Last Meal To Have: by Miss Tam Chiak

AMEX 2017 Trend Destination Hotlist: by American Express Essentials

Malaysia vs Indonesia: by Tourradar


Top Lists:

16 Travel Bloggers to Follow in 2016: Kenton de Jong from Kenton de Jong travel lists his picks for which blogs to follow in 2016. See who else made the cut!

“Her blog focuses on one of my most favorite things – food, and not just halal food either! I could try to talk about the food she has tried, tasted and approved from around the world, but since her trip to Spain covered so many delicacies like fried lobster, smoked cod, solomillo and a squid sandwich, I’ll let her do the talking and I’ll do the mouthwatering. Sally is a determined young woman with an attitude and an opinion, so I’m really excited to see where her blog will go in 2016!” – Kenton de Jong Travel

7 Spirited Female Travelers to Follow: Eva from Eva Explores featured Passport and Plates as one of 7 female bloggers to follow. See who else is on the list!

“Her post about her quarter life crisis is one that I really relate to. Also, as a fellow foodie, Sally focuses a lot on what to eat in every destination she travels to. Head on over to her blog to get info on everything from traveling with dietary restrictions to making friends while traveling solo.” – Eva Explores

20 Great Travel Blogs: Gessell and Lee from Gessell and Lee Travel Blog featured Passport and Plates as one of their favorite blogs to follow!

“Who wouldn’t love eating right? And who wouldn’t love spending vacations in superb relaxing destinations? Every traveler would surely love to. This blog amazingly tours you to varied top spots and mouth watering foods worldwide. You’ll surely crave for the foods in this blog’s ‘Enticing Eats!'”

Best Female Travel Blogs 2016: Top Influential Views: Credit Donkey searched far and wide for what they deemed to be the best female travel blogs, and Passport & Plates is on the list!

“Passionate about street food, cultural connections, and global diplomacy, Sally shares her travel and culinary adventures from around the world.”



5 Questions with Passport & Plates: Turn it to Travl asks what inspired me to travel and what advice I have to offer new travelers. Click to read!

The Inspiring Blogger Series: Passport and Plates: Nomadic Matt interviews me on what inspired me to travel, start blogging and more! Click to read!
HHWT Explorers: Sally Elbassir – The Solo Muslimah Traveller behind Passport & Plates: Have Halal, Will Travel interviews me on my travels as an Arab-American solo female traveler and the rewarding experiences I’ve had along the way. Click to read!
Sally Elbassir Confronts Stereotypes as a Muslim Traveler: I speak with Joe from the Without A Path Podcast on how I’ve confronted stereotypes as a Muslim female solo traveler.
Twipper of the Week: Sally Elbassir from Passport & Plates: Twip Trips interviews me about my favorite travel experience, what motivates me to travel and about my first travel experience.

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