Coolest Places You Can't Visit (Right Now)

Coolest Places You Can't Visit (Right Now)

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Iranian authorities have shown a penchant for detaining Iranian-American and American citizens under espionage charges, and because the U.S. has no diplomatic relations with Iran, the government’s ability to help you in an emergency is limited.

Once the country becomes safe, however, it could be the next hot spot for culinary vacations. Iran grows 90 percent of the world’s saffron, the planet's most expensive spice, and the local cuisine is known to use fresh ingredients like rose water, pomegranates, dried limes and cinnamon. A farm-to-table retreat could include a jaunt through crocus fields.  

Work off your decadent meals with hiking or skiing in the Alborz mountain range or simply digest on one of the beaches along the Persian Gulf or Caspian Sea.