Category: Jordan

5 reasons to visit Jordan

5 reasons to visit Jordan

Jordan was often viewed as the somewhat awkward middle brother of neighbours Egypt and Israel; where Egypt had ancient wonders and the sprawling Nile, Israel had modern architecture and a booming economy. However in recent years, Jordan has been slowly demanding more attention. The combination of natural wonders, exciting history and increased stability has lead […]

The ultimate bucket list - part 2

The ultimate bucket list – part 2

Continuing from our previous instalment of the Ultimate Bucket List, we are scouring the Earth trying to find the most adventurous and memorable things to do before kicking the proverbial bucket… Visit the Grand Canyon Regarded as one of America’s natural wonders, the Grand Canyon would understandably feature on anyone’s bucket list. It is a […]

The top 10 spa hotels in the world

The top 10 spa hotels in the world

A stay at a spa hotel can bring a transformation. Everyday stress melts away in the lap of impeccable luxury and service. Add in the excitement of an interesting destination and the combination becomes too hard to resist. Here’s a look at 10 of the world’s top spa hotels that considers exotic location as well. […]

5 top ‘Arabian nights’ experiences

5 top ‘Arabian nights’ experiences

Have you have ever dreamed of entering the world of the Arabian Nights and  exploring a land where the golden and salmon coloured dunes stretch from the horizon on to the horizon;  discovering  exotic markets  laden with the heavy scent of frankincense; or cruising – Sinbad-like – along a dramatic rugged coastline to find pristine […]

New gastronomic microsite for Jordan Tourism Board

New gastronomic microsite for Jordan Tourism Board

The Jordan Tourism Board has launched a new dedicated gastronomic microsite designed to showcase the country’s diverse and exciting culinary scene, as well as its warm Bedouin hospitality. The website comes as the destination plans to focus on gastronomy for 2014 and highlight the culinary experiences Jordan has to offer beyond the iconic landscapes of […]

Top 5 family adventures to enjoy in Jordan

Top 5 family adventures to enjoy in Jordan

Families looking for a change of pace on their next holiday should look no further than Jordan, a destination that offers a unique combination of adventure and education. Jordan’s rich culture and heritage brings about a sense of adventure and discovery reminiscent of the great explorers and adventurers like Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones and […]

Top 5 up and coming destinations

Top 5 up and coming destinations

Croatia We’re seeing a real rise in bookings for Croatia, and this must be due in no small part to the emerging presence of impressive design hotels like the dramatic Monte Mulini in Rovinj and the stunning Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik. I visited Pula many years ago when it was part of Yugoslavia, and you […]

Experiences of a lifetime in Jordan

Experiences of a lifetime in Jordan

Jordan is an often forgotten about destination in the Middle East. However this hidden gem offers a range of unique experiences that will make your trip one to remember. We have included some of the country’s highlights below; The Treasury, Petra One of Jordan’s most famous experiences is the tour of the Treasury. The building […]

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Did you know that there are now more than 900 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? According to Tripadvisor, the top 10 – as rated by their users, I assume – are: 1. Taj Mahal, India 2. Petra / Wasi Muda, Jordan 3. Palmyra, Syria 4. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA 5. Abu Simbel, Egypt 6. Prambanan Temples, Indonesia […]

Mövenpick's Zara Spa at the Dead Sea

Mövenpick’s Zara Spa at the Dead Sea

Zara Spa at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea features Oriental-inspired thermariums, tropical rain showers and 24 spacious treatment rooms and suites. It is also known for the diversity of its five pools: a hydro-pool, a large outdoor heated massage pool with 3% salt concentration, various massage jets, whirlpool and geysers, a Kneipp-foot massage pool, […]

Bask in the Easter sun in Jordan

Bask in the Easter sun in Jordan

The new, modern and stylish 5 star Tala Bay Resort is located 15 minutes south of Aqaba with stunning views over the Red Sea.   Facilities are excellent with 5 swimming pools, 4 restaurants and 2 bars, plenty of aquatic activities, a private beach and an outdoor fitness area.   Enjoy all that Aqaba has […]

Seven New Wonders of the World

Seven New Wonders of the World

The ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Great Wall of China, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer, the Colosseum in Rome, India’s Taj Mahal,  and Jordan’s Petra have been voted the Seven New Wonders of the World  at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on 7th […]

World Travel Awards for Marriott in Jordan

World Travel Awards for Marriott in Jordan

Jordan’s Leading Hotel is the  Amman Marriott Hotel, and Jordan’s Leading Resort is the  Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa.   The two Marriott properties  enjoyed recent success at the World Travel Awards which are now in their 13th year and are based on the votes cast by more than 150,000 travel professionals.

Kempinski open hotel on shores of Dead Sea

Kempinski open hotel on shores of Dead Sea

The new Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea (named after a Babylonian goddess) sits on the shores of a sea in which no-one will ever swim or splash. For millennia, the high salt and mineral content of the Dead Sea has attracted travellers in search of cures and beauty – of which a potent ingredient is […]