Mӧvenpick Resort Petra/Facebook
Mӧvenpick Resort Petra/Facebook

Once the capital city of the Nabatean people, Petra is a stunning World Heritage Site, cut into the red sandstone of Jordan (and recognizable to many for its appearance in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark). Two- and three-day entrance tickets are available for little more than a one-day pass... Read More

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City Tours to Take at Night

If you tend to stay away from cheesy double decker bus tours while on vacation, well…we can’t blame you. Often, the only real way to get to know a city is to just walk it, unguided, and let the adventure unfold as you go. But there’s something irresistible about... Read More

Petra, Jordan

Venture down a narrow gorge between two cliffs towering at 263 feet high and you’ll encounter the Lost City of Petra, Jordan. Petra was mostly unknown to the western world until it was “discovered” in 1812 by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, a Swiss traveler. The Nabataeans settled within the rose-colored... Read More

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Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, Dead Sea

I have been to Jordan twice, and both trips were memorable experiences filled with natural wonders. The highlights for first-time travelers include Wadi Rum, Petra, and the Dead Sea. The beautiful red, desert sands of Wadi Rum are impressive, and one cannot help but think of Lawrence of Arabia... Read More