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Friday Feature: Jordan




Seen as a safe haven in the middle east, this beautiful country has been inspiring travelers for decades with its World Heritage sites, vast desert landscapes, and friendly locals. Whether you are a history buff, beach bum, or something in between, this destination offers something for everyone. How do you travel to this amazing country? Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport is the main airport where international flights will have to pass through. Keep in mind that a passport with a validity of at least six months and a visa are required for entry into Jordan.

Best Times to Visit: The best time to visit Jordan is during the spring (March – May) and autumn (September to November) months as these times of the year the temperatures are cool enough to spend your days exploring Jordan’s iconic sites.

Things to do:

Explore Petra. This sight will literally take your breath away and definitely lives up to the hype. After walking through a narrow gorge of the Siq, step into Treasury Square is like stepping back in time as Petra used to be a important part of the Silk Road.

Float in the Dead Sea. This is a true must do while in Jordan. The salt in this body of water is so dense that you can float the day away and soak in all of the healing qualities. The minerals of the dead sea have healing qualities and many people book retreats to help with ailments. If you rub mud all over your skin, it will be as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Book a hotel on the sea to enjoy the sea whenever you want!

Take a camel ride through Wadi Rum. This is a beautiful desert valley filled with narrow valleys, stone arches, and incredible rock cliffs. Take a jeep tour or live out your desert fantasies by booking a camel ride to take in the scenery the way it’s meant to be seen.

For our adventure junkies, spend the day canyoning. Once you are sweaty, cool off in the waters of Wadi Mujib. This is the best way to escape the heat and get your adrenaline pumping!

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Feature Hotels: Al Manara, Four Seasons Hotel Amman, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea


Things to know before you go…


  • Jordan is safe. Looking on a map, you might be hesitant to travel to Jordan. However, this is a safe country where many different religions and peoples live together happily.

  • The locals will literally give you the shirt off their backs. No… really! If you like an item of their clothing or one of their possessions, they will offer it to you. This is part of their culture.

  • The meals are big. Jordanian food is incredible and the typical meal includes multiple dishes!

  • Be aware of the dress codes. While this country is becoming more modern as it’s tourism grows, there are still areas where you need to ensure you are respectful of the Jordan culture.

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Follow the adventure!