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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

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. […]

Cultural Tips For Traveling In Jordan

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 […]

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

This is Mohammed and He is Happy.

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 […]

By |December 31st, 2014|Arabs, Cultural Exchange, Jordan, Travel & Tourism Jordan|0 Comments

Learn to Cook Mansaf from a Masterchef

Mansaf is unforgettable. As the country’s national dish, it is an essential experience on your Jordan tour. A heaping pile of lamb cooked in a tangy yoghurt sauce and served on a bed of rice, mansaf is truly unique. Whether you’re prepping your tastebuds before your travels, or you’ve tasted this amazing meal and want […]

By |September 1st, 2014|Culture, Food, Jordan, Video|0 Comments

Petra, Jordan – Time Scanners PBS Programs

Several friends from the U.S. emailed me and shared with me that Petra was being featured on PBS’ Time Scanners.  More specifically, a structural engineer and his team of 3D laser-scanning experts were shedding new light on the marvel of Petra’s Monastery and how it may have been constructed. You can check out the preview above or from […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Jordan, Petra, Video|0 Comments

The Islamic ‘Call to Prayer’ in Jordan and Tunisia.

If you have traveled to a Muslim country or preparing to visit one, you either have heard the ‘Call to Prayer’ or are about to. You don’t even have to be in a Muslim country to hear the ‘Call to Prayer’. Perhaps you have heard it in the U.K. or the U.S.?

We’re often asked what is being said […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Culture, Jordan, Tunisia, Video|0 Comments

Jordan Olive Harvest Tour – Engaging Cultures Travel – Press Release

Engaging Cultures Travel announces the launch of their Jordan Olive Harvest Tour.

“After 3 years of hosting our ‘Olive Harvest Day Experience’, we decided it was time to create a multi-day tour with the Jordan olive harvest as the focal point,” says Daniel Robards, Engaging Cultures Travel’s co-founder.  “Year after year we were reminded that Jordanians […]

Tunisia Culinary Experience: Come for the Food, Stay for the Friendship.

Food is an amazing way to connect with a culture.  There is inevitably an exchange that takes place: Travelers discover tasty new foods for the first time, and those who cooked them are honored to see guests enjoy the cuisine so connected with their country.  Tunisia, with its long history of Mediterranean culinary influences, is […]

By |April 30th, 2014|Jordan, Petra, Tour, Travel, Tunisia, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 experiences […]

By |April 10th, 2014|Arabs, Jordan, Tour, Travel|2 Comments
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