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The Wonders of Jordan, Part Two: Stars and Everything is Illuminated

Southern Wonders Though my fascination with Jordan develops in leafy Orjaan during the unhurried seances of tea, it is time to head south. I start upon the King’s Way, an ancient trade route connecting Africa...

The Wonders of Jordan, Part One: Tea and Trails

“Hello, where are you from?” “America.” “Oh, welcome, welcome to Jordan!” “Thank you.” “Would you like to have some tea?” I cannot pinpoint exactly the first time I dreamt about Jordan. Perhaps it was triggered by an image I...

Why We Travel: Lessons from the Islamic World

I’ve always felt comfortable in the Islamic world. My childhood years in the UAE gave me a familiarity and understanding of Islam, a religion based on peace. I've traveled back to this part of...

Travel Video: Little Big World

Using tilt-shift photography combined with time-lapses, videographer Joerg Daiber is able to present the world in miniature. His video series, “Little Big World,” may look like perfectly crafted models, but they are, in fact,...

Rebecca Holland: Scare Yourself

It’s 11pm on a Thursday when I step off the plane. The air is warm and filled with a scent I can’t immediately place, but will later fall in love with: sand, salt, citrus,...

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