Whether rational or not, the Middle East seems to be a daunting travel destination for a lot of people. I suppose I understand why, as every time you turn on your television it seems like there's some sort of breaking news coming out of the area discussing the violence and unrest that plagues parts of the region. Talking my friends and boyfriend into spending our annual travel adventure in the area took a bit of salesmanship on my part, but eventually the allures of natural
Once a year a group of my friends picks a destination to explore together. Sometimes it’s rather tame, other times it’s a bit exotic. Jordan was a bit of a hard sell for my friends. First I needed to explain where the country was located. After we were all on the same page, I had to explain that despite being in the midst of a rather volatile cross-section of the Middle East it was going to be safe and fun for everyone. It took some soul searching and a few spectacular p
The hotel market around the Dead Sea is a bit odd. There are two “sides” from which one can visit the historic sea – the Israeli and the Jordanian. The Israeli side appears to be a bit more built up with a few more hotel options that generally are priced at a higher rate than those located on the Jordanian side. This worked out quite well for my trip to Jordan as I was actually traveling with my partner and two friends and we were really hoping to make this jaunt through t
By far the most recognizable sightseeing destination in all of Jordan is Petra, so it goes without saying that we were looking to spend some time there on our way through the country. After a little debate amongst our group, we settled on two days to explore the historic abandoned 2000 year old city. When I travel I don’t necessarily need to stay at a recognizable, name-brand hotel. I’m perfectly comfortable staying in a hotel that has no affiliation to anything familiar as
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Hello! I'm David - world traveler, food aficionado, gay dude, and storyteller. This is where I share amazing sights, delicious dishes, LGBT travel advice, & my favorite stories!