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Jordan

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!

Things to do in Amman

Adam Groffman is  one of the winners of last year’s XMAS Competition and a well-known travel blogger. Here he shares some insight into things to do in Jordan’s capital. Read more of Adam’s work on his blog, Travels of Adam. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and other festivals around the world

Every culture – and most religions – have feasts and festivals to commemorate important events. What better way to celebrate than to gather round with friends and family and eat together? Many feasts have roots in ancient religion, and many … Continue reading

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Five festive destinations around the world

Christmas decorations are now out in malls and high streets, with commuters and shoppers the world over beginning to adopt that glazed festive season look. You know the one – it happens after being utterly overwhelmed with bright flashing lights, … Continue reading

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Alternative luxury – my top 5 spots to sleep out

Having a simple piece of canvas between you and the night sky makes for an unusual – but often luxurious – night’s sleep. Read about Katie’s top 5 sleep-out spots from her epic 6-month adventure. - The Elephant Camp, Zimbabwe. This … Continue reading

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Extra time in Amman

By Matthew Teller Amman is a metropolis on the up. Retail is booming like never before: the downtown souks – always a place of frenetic buying and selling – are being joined by a host of uptown districts where the … Continue reading

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Travel round-up: tours to Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been made famous in films like Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Along with its natural beauty, Jordan has a fascinating history. If you’re planning a holiday or group tour … Continue reading

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Why tourism to Jordan matters, not just to travellers

It’s a brave and honest government official who states publically that tourism to their country is down 60%, and that without the support of international tour operators and media then many thousands of people, dependent on tourism, will struggle to … Continue reading

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New additions to the UNESCO World Heritage List

I hear ‘UNESCO’ so often that I forget what it stands for. So for those of you out there who have the same problem, it stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. Need further ammo for your next … Continue reading

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Interview with a Tintinologist

Michael Farr is an acclaimed British Tintinologist who has written several books on Tintin and his creator, Hergé. Michael helped lead our inaugural Destination Tintin tour – Jordan and the Rose City – which followed in Tintin’s footsteps to Petra … Continue reading

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Two On The Go guides included in Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2011

We’re really pleased to announce that one of our very own Egyptian guides, Waleed Mohamed Kamouna, has been shortlisted in the Wanderlust World Guide Awards! From thousands of entries, the shortlist of five guides from across the world of travel … Continue reading

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