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Your First Time to Petra (As Told by GIFs)

Since being named a New Seven Wonder of the World in 2007, travelers have swarmed in great numbers to see the ancient city of Petra and its beautifully carved monuments. It’s a pretty special place, and a true “wonder” to behold.

First, you’ll ride into the back entrance of Petra on a camel, which is pretty cool.

After […]

By |June 6th, 2016|Jordan, Petra, Travel & Tourism Jordan|0 Comments
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The Best Cook I Met in Jordan

When I visited Jordan in May, my wife and three of our friends stayed with Um Mahmoud and her family and learned of her passion and talent for culinary arts.

“Cooking is comfortable to me,” Um Mahmoud told us. “I’m able to cook many dishes at the same time.

“I enjoy teaching others how to make food […]

By |May 30th, 2016|Culture, Food, Jordan, Travel & Tourism Jordan|0 Comments
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We’ll Take Care of Your Travel Needs for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Jordan will serve as the host country for the 2016 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup from Sept. 20 through Oct. 21. Matches will be played  in Amman, the capital city, as well as Irbid and Al Zarqa. If you’re planning on traveling to Jordan for the U-17 Women’s World Cup, Engaging Cultures Travel would love to […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Jordan, Travel & Tourism Jordan, Travel Tips|0 Comments
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Jordan EcoTourism Spotlight Interview

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 […]

By |December 16th, 2015|Jordan, Travel & Tourism Jordan|0 Comments

A Family Holiday On Mars

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 […]

By |December 14th, 2015|Jordan, Video, Wadi Rum|0 Comments
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Jordan Homestays & Sustainable Tourism

“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 […]

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 Video

U-17 Women’s World Cup is in ‪‎Jordan‬ next year, 2016!

Check out above this fun promo video highlighting soccer, beautiful Jordan and many of the stunning travel sites such as Petra, Wadi Rum Desert, and Amman.

By |July 11th, 2015|Jordan, Video|0 Comments
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2 PBS Videos on Petra to Watch Before Your Jordan Tour

“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 […]

By |February 24th, 2015|Jordan, Petra, Travel & Tourism Jordan, Video|0 Comments
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Is Jordan Safe to Visit 2015? Connect with local people in Jordan before you travel.

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. […]

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Cultural Tips For Traveling In Jordan

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 be interested in them.

I’ve asked one of my Jordanian […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Arabs, Culture, Jordan, Travel Tips|2 Comments
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