After Trekking The Jordan Trail, Nothing Was The Same

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

My friend Jordan was up to his calf in water before we saw the man. The rush and spit of the river meant that we could not hear what he was saying, but from the wide frantic waving of his arms the meaning was clear. As we climbed out of the cut the engorged river […]

What’s It Like Traveling In Jordan?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I don’t have a good answer for you (hopefully one day soon), but friend of our site (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 too during my travels). Check […]

Traveling The Land Of Lawrence Of Arabia

Friday, July 30, 2010

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 footsteps of T.E. Lawrence (except, […]

Threatened Wonders: 8 Spots Needing Some TLC

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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 are now forced to pay […]

Get Ruined In Jordan

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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 luxuries. In this Travelmag article, […]

Petra: A Must-See Before You Die

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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 seven new wonders of the […]

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