No visit to Tunisia is complete without a stop in Sidi Bou Said -the picturesque hilltop village overlooking the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Tunis. The village has a calm, relaxed atmosphere and outstanding views of the sea. Many travelers describe the village as charming, and I can’t think of a better way to describe […]
We’re thrilled you stopped by. We remember the day we saw you struggling to sift through all the tourist fluff to find something that brought more meaning to your life; not some stale, repackaged itinerary. It was then we realized we could help you get what you really want out of your Jordan […]
Familiarity has a tendency to make our everyday experiences seem banal; a commute to work, a neighborhood park, a bag of chips… Actually, it’s difficult to imagine a bag of chips not seeming trite.
It’s only when we experience a dramatically unfamiliar place, and then return home that we are able to see with fresh […]
You probably aren’t going to be looking for Lucky Charms on your Jordan tour, but there is a sweet here that I would describe as magically delicious. I’ll even go out on a limb and say that it is more magical than Lucky Charms.
The name of the dessert: kenafe. The way it’s made: shred […]
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 […]
Preserving Petra is no easy feat. After all, just because Petra has been called a city “half as old as time,” that doesn’t mean it will be around forever.
Carved some 2,000 years ago, this ancient city has managed to stay remarkably well preserved through the centuries. What are some of the threats to The Rose […]
Our friends at The Abraham’s Path Initiative and the Ayoun Community Project have started weekly walks in this beautiful area of Northern Jordan. If you’re traveling in Jordan, or live here and want to experience this surprisingly green side of Jordan, check it out.
Walks are held each Saturday and include a locally prepared lunch in […]
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 […]