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Latifah Al-Hazza

Latifah Al-Hazza

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Latifah is an Emmy Award-Winning travel journalist and documentary filmmaker, as well as the Cofounder of Femscape Sojourns, a boutique women's travel company. A journalism graduate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Southern California (MS), her work can be found in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, CNN Travel, The New York Times, INSIDER, Fodor's, Roadtrippers, Frommer’s Travel Guides, Reader’s Digest, World Travel Magazine and The Manual, to name a few. Latifah has been named one of Travel Massive's 100 Inspiring Women Travel Founders. Growing up living a bicultural lifestyle, between Kuwait and the United States, has always fueled Latifah's passion for exploration and cultural immersion. Please reach out to The Manual editorial staff with any questions or comments about Latifah’s work.

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Check into these 10 fun places to celebrate Father’s Day

Here are some fun places to travel with dad for Father's Day that he'll appreciate. Go above and beyond this year by gifting an unforgettable trip.
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There are a plethora of luggage styles out there and we’re here to help you decide.
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An introductory guide to the most scenic train rides in the United States

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San Francisco has plenty of vibrant hotels, delicious cuisines, and breathtaking sights. Here are the best places to stay in, eat at, and more in San Fran
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The Nobu brand thrives in some of the world’s biggest capitals as the ultimate destination lifestyle experience.
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It's time to start researching swimming pools for the season. These are the various types of pools available for home use. Which one is your favorite?
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Just in time for summer travel season, CALPAK has collaborated with your favorite fast food brand, Taco Bell, to produce spicy products that are on fire.
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Show Mom how much you appreciate her with off our list of the best Mother's Day gift ideas.
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Cabana camper van rental company and iconic outdoor brand, Eddie Bauer, have partnered to provide a unique experience to explore the Pacific Northwest.
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What I Thought of the Equinox+ and SoulCycle Collaboration

Spin enthusiasts can now bring the SoulCycle experience home with a SoulCycle and Equinox+ at-home bike. Here are my thoughts about this new at-home bike.
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Parachute Launches New Organic Cotton Collection

Parachute is a brand that brings comfort to your world via the creation of premium quality home essentials. Check out its new organic collection now.
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12 Essential Items to Stay Healthy

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A Guide to Creating Your Home Bar with Tools and Spirits

Here are the essential items you need for a proper home bar. You can build on the foundation as you go.
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The Appalachian Mountains in the fall.

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