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Sitting at the crossroads of ancient civilizations between Arabia and the Mediterranean Sea is the Kingdom of Jordan. Renowned for its stunning desert landscape at Wadi Rum and overflowing with historic sites on the old trade routes, including Crusader castles, Roman ruins and ancient cities, Jordan’s most famous landmark is the Nabataean Rose City of Petra – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. And let’s not forget a few other gems – both the Dead Sea and the Red Sea!

Photo Showcase – A family tour of Jordan

A historically fascinating country, Jordan has been made famous in films like Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones, and was even visited by our favourite adventurer Tintin. From the majesty of the rose red city of Petra and the wide … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – Lawrence of Arabia

Re-released this year, Lawrence of Arabia is once again thrilling audiences the world over, 50 years after its initial release in 1962. Now digitally restored, the film has never looked better, with crisp imagery to compliment the epic scale and … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – Our Top 10 World Wonders

When it comes to the Top 10 World Wonders, (or even ten top world wonders, not even the top ten) opinion is no doubt divided. But we’re sure no one can really disagree that these are some of the world’s … Continue reading

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Top 5 ways to wander the world’s wonders

Usually when one talks about travel, we think about boarding a plane. But once you’ve arrived, there are far more exciting ways to see the world. Here are our top 5 modes of transport in a few of our favourite … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – Lawrence of Arabia

A cinematic masterpiece, Lawrence of Arabia was released in 1962, and won a grand total of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Starring Peter O’Toole and Alec Guinness, the film is being re-released this year to mark … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our competition winner!

Congratulations to Stacey King who has won our Festive Road to Jordan tour for two including flights! Having earned a bonus point multiplier for her video of the Bangles singing their classic ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’, Stacey made it to the … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Amman, A City in Motion

Known in ancient times as Philadelphia, Jordan‘s capital Amman is a sprawling city, mixing ancient and modern in a way that few other cities can. From the heart of the city in Downtown, to the bookshops, cafés and mini-markets of Rainbow … Continue reading

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200 years and counting…

By Matthew Teller It was cold, at the top of the mountain. Not quite sunset, but getting that way. A whirlpool wind was slicing around the crags, sucking at the withered, clinging trees. This was a place of the spirit, … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – The ancient ruins of Petra

August the 22nd marks the 200th anniversary of the lost city of Petra’s rediscovery by the Swiss explorer Johann Burckhardt. To celebrate this icon of Jordan, we’ve put together some of our favourite photographs of this fabled place. Have you … Continue reading

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Travel Unplugged – Top 10 ways to get off the grid

In this digital world we live in, it’s good to know there are still some places left that offer little or absolutely no connectivity at all – no way to get in touch with all those ‘friends’ and followers through … Continue reading

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