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What’s It Like Traveling In Jordan?
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What’s It Like Traveling In Jordan?

I don’t have a good answer for you (hopefully one day soon), but friend of our site DowntownTraveler.com (Leslie Koch) has been on a six-day trek throughout both Egypt and Jordan, checking out the pyramids, visiting Petra, and even meeting John McCain (yeah, I hate when I run into him […]

Traveling The Land Of Lawrence Of Arabia
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Traveling The Land Of Lawrence Of Arabia

Let’s face it, “Lawrence of Arabia” is one of the best travel movies of all time. I dare you to watch this flick (and, yes, that means you’re going to have to put aside about 3 1/2 hours) and not want to pack your bags and follow in the famed […]

Threatened Wonders: 8 Spots Needing Some TLC
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Threatened Wonders: 8 Spots Needing Some TLC

Stonehenge: A “national disgrace.” Did I miss something? I’ve never thought of the remarkable prehistoric wonder as such, but a committee involved with the globally-known monument recently described it that way (as well as the Guardian and the Telegraph). The reason is that the million or so people who travel there each year […]

Get Ruined In Jordan
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Get Ruined In Jordan

I am always leery of reading about the Middle East as a travel destination. I should know better, the volatility doesn’t engulf the entire region, and once you’re there, you are guaranteed to experience a history dating back to before Western civilization was even thought of, sprinkled with some modern […]

Petra: A Must-See Before You Die
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Petra: A Must-See Before You Die

Unknown to the Western world until 1812 (and to popular culture until 1989 thanks to Indiana Jones), Petra was “discovered” by Sheikh Ibrahim Ibn Abdallah, or Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, as his friends liked to call him back in his ‘hood in Switzerland. Today, this Nabataean caravan-city is one of the […]