Crossing sites off a bucket list can be fulfilling, but we need to add more human experiences to our bucket lists.
After our tours, we ask our guests to give us the top 2 highlights from their trip. They often say: Petra and the village experience in Ghor.
A simple experience with […]
With newspapers reporting on the Arab Spring in North Africa and the Middle East, people often ask me Is it safe to travel to Tunisia? As a foreigner working in Tunisia I would like to share about my experience living here.
I have been in Tunisia with my family for five years. During our time we have […]
A few photos from our recent trip where local Jordanian students traveled with our guests. Our guest booked a customized version of our ‘Engage Jordan’ Tour. They were able to experience Mt. Nebo, Umm Qais, Jerash, and other sites on their tour with local Jordanian students.
Our guests were able to interact with the local […]
I know interacting and participating with the local host community can enhance a person’s travel experience. But, can actually traveling with locals (same van, same hot sun) add to the discovery and understanding of a travel destination and its people? Could it even benefit all parties […]
This past weekend I joined twenty eight Tunisian friends from the country’s north to bring food, clothing and medical supplies to a village in the south whose main source of income – tourism – has almost completely disappeared following the Jasmine Revolution.
Making a Difference in Tunisia: Overnight in the Sahara Desert
It takes face to face encounters to rediscover the humanity of people. Negative news images and blanket stereotypes can make us Westerners forget that Arabs are real people, with hopes and hurts much like our own. Below are a few more of our experiences we had while […]
The more we get to know Jordan and her people, the more excited we are about the experiences groups traveling with Engaging Cultures will have as they see the beautiful sites of Jordan and engage with the local communities. Below are a few more experiences we had on the […]
Engaging Cultures Tunisia recently had the privilege to help refugees pouring in from Libya. I volunteered for five days with a small group of internationals and Tunisians that cooked hot meals and served them to the refugees, mostly from Bangladesh, Vietnam, Ghana and Nigeria.
Each day, we prepared and distributed one hot meal in the late […]