If there's anything more fun than planning a trip, it's planning with a like-minded friend. I'm fortunate to have one of those friends. We research lodging, restaurants, and adventures on our own, before bouncing ideas off each other. Our plans occasionally (well... usually) grow out of control, but ultimately, we arrive at an itinerary. When … Continue reading Visit to Petra: 48 Hours in the Rose City of the Nabateans
The 60s, the years just after retirement, are prime traveling years. If life’s been kind, you have the physical and economic resources to take Bucket List trips. But where to start? We asked some top travel bloggers for recommendations and put together an article with a dozen dream destinations to explore after retirment.
Traveling to Egypt or Jordan is a dream for many. Seeing the pyramids - the only Wonder of the Ancient World still standing - Cruising the Nile - Exploring the incredible, multicultural city of Cairo. There's so much culture and history to absorb. Then, if you're lucky, you visit the Kingdom of Jordan where you … Continue reading What to Pack for Egypt and Jordan: a complete guide
Just as important as reading guidebooks, is reading a bit of literature and history. Istanbul is an intriguing city, straddling two continents. I thoroughly enjoyed reading these titles. Check out my favorites from my Turkey travel reading!
Preparing for a trip to Egypt and Jordan involves learning about different cultures and digesting lots and lots of ancient history. A good guidebook or tour guide will fill in a lot of history, but a little reading beforehand will help. And how better to fill those long days waiting for your amazing trip, than to … Continue reading Travel Books: Egypt and Jordan
"Is it safe to travel to Egypt and Jordan?" This was the question we heard over and over again when we shared our travel plans. And of course it was a concern for us. Jordan is a stable and safe country to visit, but Egypt is more troubled. But we've learned that life is short … Continue reading The Ultimate Trip of a Lifetime: Travel Journal From Egypt & Jordan