Wadi Rum and Petra: More than Film Locations

Jordan’s Wadi Rum has been the location for films like Lawrence of Arabia, The Martian and Prometheus, and Petra was a site for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which undoubtedly helped spike tourism to the area. Still, these sites are much more than a location where a movie took place. Wadi Rum Anyone visiting Wadi Rum is [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Jordan, Petra, Travel & Tourism Jordan, Wadi Rum|0 Comments

Five Reasons to Book a Homestay in Orjan

During my recent trip to Jordan, I had the pleasure of participating in a homestay at the Orjan Village in Al Ayoun, Jordan. My group and I stayed with Abu Mahmoud and Um Mahmoud in their beautiful home. We were welcomed in warmly, and treated better than I treat myself at home. Though this kind of [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Culture, Food, Jordan, Travel & Tourism Jordan|0 Comments

Places to Stay Near Jerash

Typically, travelers visiting Jerash drive in from Amman, see the ruins, then return to Amman afterwards. This limits the travelers' time to explore Jerash, and they miss out on other great opportunities. There are a number of places to stay near Jerash in order to get the most out of your time in this incredible site. Olive [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Culture, Jordan, Travel & Tourism Jordan|0 Comments

Three Ways to Enter Petra

Although the most popular way to enter Petra is from the front gate and through the main trail, there are several methods in which you can enter and gain a different experience leading up to Al-Khazneh, or the Treasury. Here are three we’ve explored. “Backdoor” Entrance to Petra We recommend entering Petra through the unconventional, [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|Jordan, Petra, Travel & Tourism Jordan|0 Comments

Jordanians: A People of Peace

Encountering Local Jordanians When I visited Jordan, I was certainly overwhelmed by all of the beautiful sites and delicious food, but my eyes were really opened to the amount of peace among the Jordanian people. Anywhere I traveled in Jordan, whether I was doing a homestay in Orjan Village in the northern part of the [...]

By | July 4th, 2016|Culture, Jordan|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Jordan, Petra, Travel & Tourism Jordan|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Culture, Food, Jordan, Travel & Tourism Jordan|0 Comments

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

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. WHAT WAS YOUR PRIMARY MOTIVATION TO LAUNCH THIS [...]

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 [...]

By | December 14th, 2015|Jordan, Video, Wadi Rum|0 Comments
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