Jordan Valley view from King's Highway, Jordan

Jordan: Along the Highway of Great History

View of the Jordan Valley from King’s Highway The journey along Jordan’s scenic King’s Highway from Amman to Petra is like traveling back in ancient times.  The route is dotted with amazing sites that go as far back as the Biblical period.  King’s Highway itself is as old as time – it is the world’s oldest continuously... Read more
Cardo Maximus (Colonnaded Street), Jerash, Jordan

Jerash: The Rome of Jordan

Now that we had Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea out of the way,  why not also see Rome while in Jordan? “Rome away from Rome” is how the locals describe Jerash, one of the largest and well-preserved ancient Roman ruins outside of Italy, rivaled only by Ephesus in Turkey. Read more
Holiday Inn Resort in Dead Sea, Jordan

Jordan: Revived and Floating on the Dead Sea

Is it Aruba? Is it the Bahamas? No, it’s the Dead Sea! Despite its not so lively and not so exotic name,  we found the Dead Sea a very lovely and rejuvenating place to be. It was a perfect place to revive our tired spirits and sore muscles after our active exploration of Petra, Wadi... Read more
02_Desert and Rock Formations in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum: In the Footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia

After seeing the magnificence of Petra, we didn’t think there would be any other place in Jordan that would enthrall us.  But Wadi Rum proved us wrong. A series of valley with a maze of monolithic rockscapes dramatically rising up from the golden desert floor,  T.E. Lawrence described Wadi Rum as “vast, echoing and God-like.”  And like him, it cast a spell on us. Read more
The Monastery, Petra, Jordan

Petra: Romancing the Stones

It seems no work of Man’s creative hand….from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone… a rose-red city half as old as time. – Petra by John Burgon We were back in Petra bright and early after our exhilarating Petra by Night experience.  We were excited beyond words to finally explore... Read more
Petra by Night, Jordan

Jordan: Petra by Night

Exploring the ruin of the “Lost City” of Petra was a dream of mine for a long long time – long before it was declared as one of the New Wonders of the World. Imagine my disappointment when Keith made it clear that he had no interest whatsover in going to Jordan. But also imagine my... Read more
The Monastery, Petra, Jordan

Photo Pick: The Monastery, Petra, Jordan

We took this photo while relaxing at a cave across the Monastery. It was our favorite ruin in Petra not only because it was amazingly spectacular but also because it was quiet and we had it pretty much to ourselves. Read more