A Stroll Through Jerash, Jordan

Arch of Hadrian, Gerasa Jordan

The ancient Roman city of Jerash (also known as Gerasa), and the current modern city by the same name, are located about 48km north of Amman, Jordan. It’s the second most-visited site in Jordan, with Petra being the first. Background People have inhabited this area as far back as the Neolithic Age, around 7500–5500 BC. Archaeological … Read more A Stroll Through Jerash, Jordan

Exploring the Lesser-Known Necropolis of Saqqara, Egypt

Step Pyramid of Djoser Saqqara Eqypt

Everyone has heard of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the mysterious Sphinx that guards them. But the pyramids of Saqqara aren’t nearly as famous. This actually makes them a great place to visit, since they aren’t nearly as touristy as the Great Pyramids. It’s also the place where pyramid building got its start. So … Read more Exploring the Lesser-Known Necropolis of Saqqara, Egypt

What to Know Before You Visit the Pyramids of Giza

Sphinx with Khafre pyramid

The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt are some of the most iconic and fascinating man-made architectural achievements in the world. They are also overrun with tourists, fake security guards, aggressive camel drivers, and vendors selling cheap and chintzy souvenirs. But don’t let those drawbacks stop you from seeing these engineering marvels. They’re worth visiting, even … Read more What to Know Before You Visit the Pyramids of Giza

Exploring the Ancient City of Petra

The Treasury, Petra

Of course, no trip to Jordan would be complete without walking through the spectacular archaeological site of Petra. It was already well known before being used in the pivotal ending of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. But the movie brought even more fame, and tourists, to this site. And this fact is not lost … Read more Exploring the Ancient City of Petra

Walk Through Centuries of History at the Amman Citadel, Jordan

Governor's Palace amman

A short hike through the striking city of Amman, Jordan gets you to Jabal al-Qal’a, known in English as the Citadel. (Jabal is Arabic for “hill”, and Amman is built on seven hills.) This is a national historic site with evidence of settlement as far back as the Middle Bronze Age (1650-1550 BC). Numerous civilizations … Read more Walk Through Centuries of History at the Amman Citadel, Jordan