Archive for the ‘Jordan’ Category

Discovering Jordan’s Historical Treasures

Lost Girl Julie Falconer recently took a trip to Jordan and spent two days exploring the historical highlights of the country. Read on for a selection of her personal essays of her trip experiences. See Julie’s London travel blog, Jordan travel website, and new Lonely Planet e-book for more stories. My...
May 5th, 2011 | Cultural Travel, Destinations, Extras, Ideas, Jordan, Middle East | Read More

Jordan: A Welcome Map to the Middle East

By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent When I left my job and life in NYC last fall, life transitioned from everything familiar to the instant unknown. Even though I had travel plans, plane tickets, a scheduled calendar, and family and friends to see, I wasn’t sure what would come of my time away. Traveling...
March 1st, 2011 | Jordan | Read More

Lost in Jordan: The Dead Sea

By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent The Dead Sea, located in the Jordan Rift Valley, is a hypersaline body of water that defies “sink or swim”. At 423 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest dry land surface on Earth. As an avid swimmer and water enthusiast, I was eager to visit....
February 15th, 2011 | Extras, Hotels & Resorts, Jordan, Spa & Beauty, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Jordan: Madaba and Mount Nebo

Lost in Jordan: Madaba and Mount Nebo
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent Madaba and Mount Nebo are close in proximity to each other and are both sites of religious importance. According to the Bible, Mount Nebo is where Moses first viewed the Promised Land, an area God gave to the Israelites. I was moved by its Biblical significance,...
February 4th, 2011 | Jordan, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Lost in Jordan: Petra, The “Lost City”

Lost in Jordan: Petra, The “Lost City”
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent Petra is Jordan’s most famous historical site. It is an ancient city carved from rock, a breathtaking natural and man-made wonder. As you walk through this fascinating ancient city, you can imagine the original inhabitants living amidst its architectural...
January 18th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Getting There, Hotels & Resorts, Jordan, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Jordan: Aqaba Offers a Great Coastal Getaway

Lost in Jordan: Aqaba Offers a Great Coastal Getaway
By Brittany Gowan LG Foreign Correspondent Aqaba, a coastal town on the northeast tip of the Red Sea, is one of Jordan’s southern most points and the country’s only port city. Jagged mountains surround the low-lying water, which gradually fades from turquoise to a bold dark blue. Jordan, Israel,...
January 4th, 2011 | Getting There, Hotels & Resorts, Jordan, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Jordan: Amman Mixes Ancient with Modern

Lost in Jordan: Amman Mixes Ancient with Modern
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent Amman, Jordan is a bustling Middle Eastern city that rises out of the surrounding desert with a traveler’s feast of ornate mosques, historic sights, museums, and modern accommodations. During my recent trip to Jordan, I was in awe of this ancient city, from...
December 21st, 2010 | City Travel, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, Jordan, Shopping & Style, Staying There, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Eat Like a Local in Amman, Jordan

Eat Like a Local in Amman, Jordan
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent A crispy falafel patty, hot shawarma in flat bread, or a bowl of smooth hummus makes my stomach ache for a snack. Living in NYC has exposed me to decently authentic Middle Eastern food, and it’s my dinner choice more nights than not. When I got the chance...
December 7th, 2010 | Food & Wine, Jordan, Middle East, Restaurant Reviews | Read More