Petra

The Rose City of Petra is now officially classified one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Famously depicted in Indiana Jones as the final resting place of the Holy Grail, the Treasury of Petra originally served as a royal tomb. With over 800 registered sites in Petra, it’s a place you have to explore when visiting the desert kingdom of Jordan.

Journey through Jordan

From the bustling capital city of Amman and the Roman ruins of Jerash, to the archaeological wonders of Petra, the vast red landscape of the Wadi Rum, and the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, Hollie Youlden takes us on a journey through Jordan.  We … Continue reading

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12 Top Travel Destinations to see in 2013 – Part 2

It’s part 2 of our series on the best places to see in 2013. What’s top of your travel list for 2013? Check out Part 1 in the series for more inspiration. 7. Russia With a rich history stretching back … Continue reading

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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 – 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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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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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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Photo Showcase – A few of Jordan’s greatest hits

Tracey went with us to Jordan recently and had these great photos to share. From the majesty of Petra to the delights of learning to cook traditional Jordanian cuisine and experiencing the world’s largest natural open-air spa – The Dead … Continue reading

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Petra Cooking Class…and a recipe for Lentil Soup

Our guest blogger Adam Groffman went to Jordan with us over the festive season having won our XMAS Competition in 2011. Read more about his travels on his blog, Travels of Adam. I spent Christmas Day trekking over 15 kilometers … Continue reading

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Cooking my way around the world

When I am on holidays I love sampling the local cuisine. I am a little scared off if that involves fried bugs or the like; however I like to try the local specialties. Also when it’s possible, I love to … Continue reading

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