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Middle East Eco-Vacations

Jordan Travel Tips for Your Bucket List Experience

Have you had some trepidation when thinking about traveling to Jordan? After visiting more than 46 countries, may I say that your fear is unwarranted as visiting Jordan this past May was one of the...
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Jordan’s Creative Eco Experiences Foster Community Development in Petra

My journey to Petra Jordan began in 2005.  Having never travelled to the Middle East, the first time I looked at a map of where Jordan was, I was a little unsure what to expect....
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Top 5 Favorite Historical Sites and Experiences in Istanbul in Photos

After about 10 years of saying to each other ‘I want to go there’, my husband and I finally had a chance to visit Istanbul, Turkey a few weeks ago. While it’s not a city...
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Feast for all the Senses – the Grand and Spice Bazaars of Istanbul (Photo Essay)

I’m not sure any guidebook can fully prepare a person for the colors, sounds, tastes, smells and sheer diversity of collectibles offered while walking through the labyrinth (and archeological marvel) that is the Grand Bazaar...
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One year on – 5 Reasons to visit Egypt after the Arab Spring

Egypt has always captivated me not just because of the uprising that started one year ago today, but because a few generations of my family years ago lived in Alexandria, Egypt located north on the...
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Despite regional political struggles, Jordan is a welcoming family ecotourism destination

While not the first place you would think of for ecotourism, Jordan’s natural landscape of waterfalls and canyons as well as the Dead Sea and the Mujib gorge, which enjoys the distinction of being the...
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