Kairouan – Culture and History in Tunisia’s Spiritual Capital

By |February 11th, 2016|

Recently I visited the city of Kairouan, considered the 4th holiest city of Islam and the spiritual capital of Tunisia. A walk through the city took me back in time as most of its architectual, spiritual, and cultural roots have been preserved throughout the centuries. Here are some of the culturally significant places that stuck out to […]

Tunisia: A Hidden Treasure for Hiking Enthusiasts

By |January 26th, 2016|

Tunisia is often not marketed as a hiking hot spot, but it contains many worthwhile places to visit for people who love hiking and nature. Hiking can be a great way to learn more about a country and discover its traditions and history. In this blog I’ll highlight 7 great hiking spots in Tunisia.
1. Hiking […]

Walking Tour of UNESCO’s 2016 Capital of Arab Culture

By |January 19th, 2016|

Sfax, Tunisia’s 2nd largest city and often called the gateway to the Tunisia’s south, has been chosen as UNESCO’s 2016 Capital of Arab Culture. Those who have been to Sfax’s medina (walled city) will understand why the city received this year’s UNESCO title. Travelers we’ve hosted have described it as the most authentic medina in […]


By |December 17th, 2015|

On Friday, December 18th the latest Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released in theaters worldwide. However, many Star Wars fans don’t realize that Tunisia was the primary filming location for the planet of Tatooine in both Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. I recently ventured down […]

Jordan EcoTourism Spotlight Interview

By |December 16th, 2015|

We recently sat down with Deborah Regen of EcoTourLinQ for a spotlight interview. She’s created an online test site for a community of people “like you who are concerned with environmental conservation and responsible travel”.  You can find her original spotlight post here – Spotlight:  Interview with Engaging Cultures.

All […]

Celebrating Tunisia’s Peace Prize

By |December 15th, 2015|

Here is a video recently released by the Tunisian Ministry of Tourism in celebration of Tunisia recently being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

This how the Ministry of Tourism describes this film:

“Tunisia celebrates the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its contribution to the young Tunisian democracy. On the occasion of […]

A Family Holiday On Mars

By |December 14th, 2015|

After the release of the critically acclaimed film The Martian, shot on location in Wadi Rum, the Jordan Tourism Board released the above video where an imaginative little American girl travels to Mars on her family vacation to Jordan.

Often used in Hollywood films as the Mars location, Wadi Rum has made quite an impression on director […]

Zaghouan: A Worthwhile Day Trip for Your Tunisia Itinerary

By |October 5th, 2015|

Zaghouan is a small city that’s off the beaten path for most Tunisia tours. Recently I was pleasantly surprised by my visit to the city that sits at the foot of Djebel Zaghouan, just 60 km south of Tunis. Being a small city without a large selection of hotels, most guidebooks don’t give it much space. […]

How To Be A Human

By |September 6th, 2015|

As Wendell Berry recites “How To Be a Poet”, I am reminded of how to be a human.

I was particularly struck by these lines:

Communicate slowly. Live   

a three-dimensioned life;   

stay away from screens.   

Stay away from anything   

that obscures the place it is in.   

There are no unsacred places;   

there are only sacred places   

and desecrated places.

Take the next minute and a half […]

Jordan Homestays & Sustainable Tourism

By |July 13th, 2015|

“From ancient olive trees to instinctive hospitality, Jordanians are using their natural resources to cultivate a sustainable tourist industry.”

We love seeing our good friends Abu and Um Mahmoud in Orjan highlighted!  Check out the article link below, we were able to share with the writer Daniel Allen ways ‪Jordan‬ is embracing sustainable tourism.

The Jordanian villages of […]

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