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How the Overview Effect Could Change Your Life

We reside inside our own worlds, full of boundaries. Some of those boundaries are real. Most are constructed.

Stepping out of that world is one of the healthiest activities you can practice.

There is a phenomenon experienced by astronauts called the “Overview Effect.” It is a shift in awareness when one leaves the Earth’s atmosphere and looks back at […]

By |March 5th, 2015|Culture, Travel, Video|0 Comments

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. […]

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

Aerial Travel Photography from Tunisia

Drones are a new fun trend in travel. Travelers are using the remote control aerial devices to capture travel footage with a different flavor and perspective than our typical on the ground angles.

Here’s a Tunisia drone video featuring various cities in Tunisia; including the cities of Tunis, Bizerte, Monastir, and Sidi Bou Said.

TravelByDrone, has even created […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Newsletter, Tunisia, 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

Becoming a Global Citizen

“We now have to be responsible for both fellow citizens of our country and fellow citizens of the world. The question is, ‘Can we figure that out?'” Kwame Anthony Appiah.

Anthony Appiah is a British-born Ghanaian philosopher and cultural theorist. He has been extremely helpful in informing us how to move ahead in a multi-cultural world, realizing we are […]

By |August 7th, 2014|Cultural Exchange, Culture, Travel Tips, 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

Why do we use Arabic numerals?

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 from […]

By |April 6th, 2014|Arabs, Video|0 Comments

History of the Crusades, Only Not Boring

Planning on seeing some of those Crusader castles on your Jordan tour?  Want a little more background than just watching The Kingdom of Heaven but not interested in reading a whole history book?  Before you come, make sure you take this 10 minute crash course on the Crusades.

By |December 8th, 2013|Jordan, Video|0 Comments
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