Jordan

These ten foods will give you a true taste of the cuisine and spirit of Jordan. (thetravellingmom.ca)

Jordanian Food: From Abud to Zarb

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Discovering new tastes is one of the best parts of travel. Every traveller has to eat, no? The delicious cuisine of Jordan is similar to many of its Middle Eastern neighbours, in featuring fresh vegetables, roasted and grilled meats, and a variety of mezze, or small, tasting plates of dips, salads and olives that are shared. From Abud to Zarb, I’m delighted to share my favorite Jordanian food options that are a ‘must eat’ on your next trip to this warm and hospitable land. Mezze…

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Jordan is filled with incredible sites and people. Spending a day in the desert among the bedouin is a highlight of visiting Feynan Ecolodge in Dana. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

My Jordan Journey: a day with the Bedouin

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I have more incredible memories than I can count from my journey in Jordan. One of the most special was the opportunity to spend a day with a Bedouin family, in the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Dana is the largest natural reserve in Jordan, with over 300 km of land that includes the four different bio-geographical zones of the country and over 800 species of flora and fauna. You can stay and access Dana from the world-renowned, off-grid Feynan EcoLodge, which is an…

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My latest post for Travel Mamas highlights 6 Reasons why you should plan a trip and travel to Jordan.

Why Travel to Jordan

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My latest post for Travel Mamas highlights 6 Reasons why you should plan a trip and travel to Jordan. Among those reasons are some usual suspects – Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea – but I also touch on the food, the other great sights to see, and the wonderful hospitality and warmth of the Jordanian people themselves. My post on spending a day with the Bedouin certainly demonstrates the legendary hospitality of Jordan’s desert people. Jordan really is an oasis in the turmoil…

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Sometimes the most amazing travel experiences occur in the most unlikely places. How a bus ride turned into a magic moment in Jordan.

How a bus ride turned into a magic moment in Jordan

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There’s a story that goes with this picture. This photograph captures one of the most memorable moments during my 10-day tour of Jordan; one among many amazing experiences in this magical country. I knew visiting Jordan would be incredible. My husband had loved his time here in the mid-1990s, and had hinted about seeing great things, like Petra and the Dead Sea. What was a wonderful surprise was seeing great things in unexpected places, like the side of the road….

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