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 […]
Typically, travelers visiting Jerash drive in from Amman, see the ruins, then return to Amman afterwards. This limits the travelers’ time to explore Jerash, and they miss out on other great opportunities. There are a number of places to stay near Jerash in order to get the most out of your time in this incredible […]
After the release of the critically acclaimed film The Martian, shot on location in Wadi Rum, the Jordan Tourism Board released the above video where an imaginative little American girl travels to Mars on her family vacation to Jordan. Often used in Hollywood films as the Mars location, Wadi Rum has made quite an impression […]
As Wendell Berry recites “How To Be a Poet”, I am reminded of how to be a human.
I was particularly struck by these lines:
Communicate slowly. Live
a three-dimensioned life;
stay away from screens.
Stay away from anything
that obscures the place it is in.
There are no unsacred places;
there are only sacred places
and desecrated places.
Take the […]
The Overview Effect of Travel
We reside inside our own worlds, full of boundaries. Some of those boundaries are real. Most are constructed.
Stepping out of that world is one of the healthiest activities you can practice.
There is a phenomenon experienced by astronauts called the “Overview Effect.” It is a shift in awareness when one leaves the Earth’s atmosphere […]
Tourism, business and consumer confidence is increasing in Tunisia.
2 major airlines have announced recently they’ve added Tunisia as an aviation hub. Hoping to boost air traffic to and from the country, it’s a move to attract more tourist from the UK and even as far as the Asian market.
Starting June 2, 2015, you can book […]
Jordan will serve as the host country for the 2016 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup from Sept. 20 through Oct. 21. Matches will be played in Amman, the capital city, as well as Irbid and Al Zarqa. If you’re planning on traveling to Jordan for the U-17 Women’s World Cup, Engaging Cultures Travel would […]
“We now have to be responsible for both fellow citizens of our country and fellow citizens of the world. The question is, ‘Can we figure that out?'” Kwame Anthony Appiah.
Anthony Appiah is a British-born Ghanaian philosopher and cultural theorist. He has been extremely helpful in informing us how to move ahead in a multi-cultural world, realizing […]