How the Overview Effect Could Change Your Life

By |March 5th, 2015|

We reside inside our own worlds, full of boundaries. Some of those boundaries are real. Most are constructed.

Stepping out of that world is one of the healthiest activities you can practice.

There is a phenomenon experienced by astronauts called the “Overview Effect.” It is a shift in awareness when one leaves the Earth’s atmosphere and looks back at […]

Tunisia Travel & Tourism Confidence

By |March 4th, 2015|

Tourism, business and consumer confidence is increasing in Tunisia.

2 major airlines have announced recently they’ve added Tunisia as an aviation hub.  Hoping to boost air traffic to and from the country, it’s a move to attract more tourist from the UK and even as far as the Asian market.

Starting June 2, 2015, you can book […]

2 PBS Videos on Petra to Watch Before Your Jordan Tour

By |February 24th, 2015|

“Petra: Lost City of Stone” aired on PBS’s NOVA program last week (video below).  The feature is one of the most fascinating pieces we’ve seen on Petra.  If you are in the U.S., watch now, while it’s free!

Geoscientist, Dr. Tom Paradise (whom we’ve been lucky enough to Interview; see video links below) and others walk us […]

Experiencing Kerkennah

By |February 22nd, 2015|

The Kerkennah islands are a group of islands 20 km off the coast of Sfax in Tunisia, and they don’t often make it on to the average Tunisian sightseeing tour. If you’re comparing with the ruins of mighty Carthage, the impressive Roman colisseum in El Jem, or the Grand Mosque of Kairouan, Kerkennah might not […]

Is Jordan Safe to Visit 2015? Connect with local people in Jordan before you travel.

By |February 14th, 2015|

We have a fear problem.  While Ebola and ISIS are real issues that need addressed, there is another culprit lurking that we need to be aware of: fear.

“It’s tempting to panic, or to turn away, or to lock up or isolate everyone who makes us nervous.  But we can (and must) do better than that. […]

Cultural Tips For Traveling In Jordan

By |February 11th, 2015|

You have chosen wisely in planning a Jordan tour.

Nicely done.

I have found Jordan to be one of the most hospitable places on earth (and am fortunate enough to reside there). Visitors are highly appreciated and respected in Jordan. Jordanians are a social and personable people who are interested in their guests and who hope their guests will […]

Camping in the Sahara -pt. 2

By |January 12th, 2015|

In part 1 of Camping in the Sahara, I described the experience of an overnight camel trek and how much fun it can be. If you’re planning your own trip to Tunisia, though, getting to the Sahara and trying to arrange such an activity might sound a little difficult. To help with this, I’ll talk about […]

This is Mohammed and He is Happy.

By |December 31st, 2014|

My son is being immersed in a life and culture different than his mom and I were raised.  Unlike my childhood, he is an American minority attending school among Jordanian friends.

He attends a preschool in Amman, Jordan doing what 4 year olds do. His days are filled with story-time, learning new songs, and playing on […]

A History of Islam in the United States

By |December 29th, 2014|

One of our main challenges in encouraging Westerners to travel to the Middle East is overcoming anti-Islamic sentiment. As fellow Westerners, we are often on the receiving end of slanted media messages about how this religion seeks to take over America. However, the actual history of Islam in America is often overlooked and unknown.

Check out this well researched episode of […]

Camping in the Sahara -pt. 1

By |December 22nd, 2014|

Camping in the Sahara desert is probably the most exotic and fascinating experience for travelers to Tunisia. The vastness of the desert, the fine powdery sand, and the traditional Bedouin way of life make the Sahara a surreal experience. It’s one of many reasons why Lonely Planet chose Tunisia for one of its top travel lists […]

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