Little Petra: Jordan’s hidden gem

Little Petra: Jordan’s hidden gem

Is it worth visiting Little Petra? Everyone has heard of Petra in Jordan and it is the number one attraction in the country. Petra is phenomenal, an absolute must-see. But what about Little Petra, the miniature version of this fabulous historic site? This is the...
Machaerus, the fortress of Herod the Great

Machaerus, the fortress of Herod the Great

Machaerus, also known as Mukawir, is an archeological site in Jordan. In truth, there is not a lot of it left, so one has to ask: Is it worth visiting Machaerus? Well, if you have any interest in biblical history, the answer is a resounding yes. Imagine standing on...
How to spend one day in Amman

How to spend one day in Amman

We only had one full day to spend in Amman. We had just completed a fabulous trip through Jordan and returned to the capital the evening before we were to fly home. Our flight was not until quite late in the evening, so how to spend this one day in Amman? A little...
Visiting the Ruins of Jerash

Visiting the Ruins of Jerash

Petra? Of course. Wadi Rum? Absolutely! The Dead Sea? Yes, please! The Ruins of Jerash? Err, what are they? Most people planning a visit to Jordan will have Petra high on the list of places to visit, along with Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. But what about the Ruins of...
What is so special about Wadi Rum?

What is so special about Wadi Rum?

Wadi Rum, a Martian landscape on planet Earth, has become very popular in recent years. It is up there with Petra as one of the must-see places in Jordan. But just what is so special about Wadi Rum? Does it warrant all the hype? In short, is it worth visiting Wadi...