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    National Geographic Traveler names Jordan Insider one of the 50 Tours of a Lifetime

National Geographic Traveler names Jordan Insider one of the 50 Tours of a Lifetime

By |April 10th, 2014|

See the world with new eyes.
This is why we crafted the Jordan Insider tour.
Rob, a recent guest of ours in Jordan who has traveled to over 20 countries around the globe said “I can say without exaggeration that the week-long itinerary put together for my group by Engaging Cultures was among the best travel […]

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    Jordan Tour Receives Top Honor – Engaging Cultures Travel – Press Release

Jordan Tour Receives Top Honor – Engaging Cultures Travel – Press Release

By |April 10th, 2014|

Engaging Cultures Travel’s ‘Jordan Insider’ tour has been selected as one of National Geographic Travelers magazine’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime of 2014.
“We are thrilled and honored to be included for the first time on this prestigious list,” says Jon Killpack, Engaging Cultures Travel’s co-founder.  “We continue to be radically changed by interacting deeply […]

Why do we use Arabic numerals?

By |April 6th, 2014|

Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, whose name was later Latinized to “Algoritmi” (notice the word “algorithm”?), introduced the Western world to decimals, algebra (Arabic for “reunion of broken parts”), and the indispensable “0.”
Why do we use “Arabic numerals”… which oddly don’t look like the numbers Arabs use?  Find out and more in the above video […]

Q&A with ‘Tour Radar’.

By |April 5th, 2014|

We sat down with Tour Radar and answered some questions for their ‘Spotlight on the Tour Operator’ blog series.

Below is a copy of the feature:

Engaging Cultures Travel specializes in cultural immersion trips in Jordan and Tunisia.  Get to know their story a little better in this edition of the TourRadar Spotlight On the Tour Operator Series!

TourRadar (TR): […]

Photo Walk – Sfax’s Old City – Tunisia.

By |March 24th, 2014|

I recently took a photo walk through Sfax’s old city.  We think the richness of Tunisia’s culture and inviting people may be the greatest untapped resource for its tourism market.
Follow me through Sfax’s old medina and fresh fruit and fish markets!

Tunisia’s Untapped Tourism Market

By |March 24th, 2014|

Walking through one of the gates of Sfax’s old city is truly a step back in time.

Although Sfax is not on the typical Tunisian tourism track, this BBC report highlights how the richness of Tunisia’s culture may be the greatest untapped resource for its tourism market.

Check out the following video highlighting Sfax and the […]

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    “Traveling Abroad & Visiting Different Cultures.” – Jordan

“Traveling Abroad & Visiting Different Cultures.” – Jordan

By |March 24th, 2014|

Guest Post by Engaging Cultures Travel Jordan Guest -

Since I started traveling 4 years ago I haven’t looked back.  Traveling has become a passion of mine; recently I had the opportunity to travel to Jordan with classmates from George Fox University through Engaging Cultures Travel.  Modern technology allows us to be anywhere we want […]

“Meet Jordanian Families all over the Country”.

By |March 17th, 2014|

We’re thrilled to be mentioned in The Guardian travel roundup for the Middle East.  Daniel Adamson, provides his on-the-ground insight and assesses the current travel situation in the region (highlighting alternative tourism experiences!).

Writing, “Jordan could hardly be more welcoming”, we love that Daniel highlights the rural area of Al Ayoun and the great people who […]

Empathy Travel and The Power of Outrospection

By |March 6th, 2014|

Travel is dangerous… especially if you are happy with the status quo.

If you don’t like change, especially within yourself, it’s best not to travel.

However, if you want to see what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes and learn to see yourself and the world from a new perspective, travel is essential.

Roman Krznaric, […]

Jordan Wadi Rum Tour – Guest Photos

By |February 2nd, 2014|

“Discovering culture’s deepest and beloved values in artistic forms”.  - Culture Panda

Culture Panda recently traveled with us to the majestic Wadi Rum desert in Jordan.  Thanks for sharing your experience with us through your photography.  Below are some glimpses of his Wadi Rum experience!

All below photos are copyrighted and belong to Culture Panda.