Mark Voss planned and led his first trip abroad at 18, a family trip to Europe, while studying Italian history at Vanderbilt University. Since then he's lived on four continents, and he's traveled extensively from Inverness to Isfahan and from Muscat to Marseilles. As an ardent lover of history, Mark was naturally drawn to the wonders of Egypt and the Middle East, antique lands with endless opportunities for discovery. While history inspired his travels, it's been the region's gracious people and their vibrant cultures that took him back again and again. Mark earned an MA in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona where he taught Middle Eastern history for seven years. His guiding mission is to foster appreciation and understanding of the history, peoples, and cultures of the Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean; and the best way to achieve that is by helping others experience these amazing places for themselves.
In addition to his work in education and travel, Mark was a writer and photographer for W Magazine in Milan; a State Department subcontractor in Oman; and a strategic planner for the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. Mark studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo, and he is a former member of the board of directors of Save Venice Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Venice's artistic and cultural heritage.
Mark speaks Arabic, Italian, French, and Turkish. When he's not on a reconnaissance trip or escorting a private excursion, he resides in Cairo with his dogs, Memphis and Maybellene.
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