Middle East


How to Survive Dubai on a Budget

By | Tips, United Arab Emirates | One Comment
Let’s face it, no one expects Dubai to be a cheap city. Everywhere you turn you see over-the-top skyscrapers, exotic cars, high fashion, and glitz and glam. After all, Dubai exists for a single purpose: capitalism. If you’re not careful, the city will drain your wallet faster than an addiction to crack.

Despite its reputation as the Money Mecca of the Middle East, Dubai doesn’t have to be a scary destination for the budget-minded traveler. Here are a few tips to help you survive Dubai on a budget. Read More

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A Tourist Guide for Visiting Petra

By | Jordan, World Heritage Sites | No Comments
The ruined city of Petra is one of the marvels of the ancient world. Described by the poet John William Burgon as “the Rose-red City, half as old as time,” Petra is a place that will captivate even the most hardened traveler, and one of those places you will never forget.

Petra should be on every traveler’s bucket list. We’ve prepared this handy visitors guide to help you prepare for your first visit.

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Ten Favorite World Cities

By | Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Greece, Hungary, Israel / Palestine, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States | No Comments
Often times people ask us about our most favorite cities that we’ve visited. Believe it or not, coming up with only ten is much more difficult that you might think. Generally I answer by creating a diversified list that combines culture, excitement, variety, charm, and budget, but the reality is that a list of top ten world cities is all those things and so much more. I guess if I had to justify my choices by putting my finger on just one thing, I would say that there is something in the way each city makes us feel. While the beauty or charm of these cities may be up for debate, each of them has found a special place in our hearts. Read More

The Best Roman Ruins You’ve Never Heard Of

By | Jordan | No Comments
In northern Jordan, about 30 miles (48 km) north of the capital of Amman, is Jerash, home to the best Roman ruins you’ve never heard of. When one talks about Roman ruins, it’s only natural to think of them being predominately in Italy, the center of the Roman Empire. It’s easy to overlook other amazing Roman ruins that exist throughout the former Roman empire, including those in Turkey, throughout northern Africa, and in the Middle East. Since most people are completely unaware of Jerash before coming to Jordan, its common for travelers to exclude the city completely from their itinerary. To overlook this treasure on your visit to Jordan, however, would be a mistake. Read More