Tips for Visiting Egypt: 14 Things to Know Before Visiting

As I sit here, writing this post, I’m struggling to find the right words to describe my feelings about Egypt. Spectacular, awe-inspiring, infuriating, exhausting, and annoying are the first words that come to mind. Visiting the Pyramids of Giza, taking a cruise down the Nile, and learning all about the ancient Egyptian pharaohs were experiences-of-a-lifetime….

Cappadocia Tourism: 7 Best Cappadocia Tours & Day Trips

If you are planning a trip to Cappadocia, then you’re in for a real treat! It’s a magical area in central Turkey filled with towering rock formations called “fairy chimneys”, massive underground cities that were constructed for protection, and luxury cave hotels that were built right into the rock. There is so much to see…

The Best 8 Hotels Near the Entrance to Petra, Jordan

The Lost City of Petra is the crown jewel of Jordan and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It is one of the “New” Seven Wonders of the World and should most certainly be on your bucket list if it isn’t already. This archaeological wonder dates back to the third century BC and…

Wadi Rum: 7 Luxury Camps to Spend a Night in Jordan’s Desert

If you are planning a trip to the beautiful country of Jordan, you probably have Wadi Rum on your list of must-visit destinations. Also known as the Valley of the Moon, this area really does look like you’ve left earth and are wandering around on Mars. It’s a vast desert landscape with interesting rock formations…

Take a Cruise on the Egyptian Nile: Aswan to Luxor

Prior to stepping on board the Sonesta Star Goddess Cruise ship in Aswan, traveling around Egypt had been quite a bit more difficult than we originally anticipated. The constant touts shouting at us to get in their taxi, or ride their horse-drawn carriage, or buy their Egyptian scarf. We had haggled over prices for everything…

The Top 5 Places to Visit in Jordan

Jordan (aka The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) is an Arab kingdom located in Western Asia and is fairly centrally located between Asia, Africa, and Europe. This small, arid country of about 9.5 million people, 92% of which practice Sunni Islam, is home to many important religious landmarks like the Dead Sea and Jesus’s baptism site….