The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as the “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015). Unfortunately, mass tourism can often be harmful to an environment. Even the most well intentioned travelers can unknowingly leave […]
It’s been 2 weeks since I returned to my normal life. But questions of what “normal” means have been plaguing me since my Wadi Rum tour.
“If you made me a king,” Mosalem, our Bedouin host, said, “And gave me a palace, and servants, and a feast every night, I wouldn’t take it. Out here […]
Engaging Cultures Travel recently had the opportunity to ask a few questions to Tony Howard; author, climbing expert, and Jordan travel enthusiast. Here’s what he had to say:
Why did you start travelling to Jordan?
Well, our Jordan years began back in 1984 when, inspired by the Lawrence of Arabia film, Di Taylor and I and […]