The Micro Backpacking Trails

The “micro trails” allow us to squeeze backpacking style adventures, with the sights, the experiences, and the connections, into our precious two weeks a year by picking strategic destinations dense with exposure to the world, packed tightly to shorten transit times, and with the same excellent travel infrastructure. If you have limited time to travel … Read more

Inside Petra: How to Travel to Petra Independently (Travel Guide)

The Monastery of Petra

Petra, one of the new wonders of the world and ancient architectural marvel set in the deserts of Wadi Musa, Jordan.  Over the course of hiking a few miles,through a ravine (wadi) carved into the ground of the red desert and up a few hills, you’ll marvel at the legendary “treasury” and the “monastery”, two … Read more

How to Tour Wadi Rum and the Bedouin Camps of Jordan in 24 Hours

Tour Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp Experience

What do you see here?  Is that cloud of dust in the distance a NASA rover, wandering the barren grounds of Mars? Not quite…its an adventure awaiting travelers bold enough to break from the well trodden path.  A unique wonder of nature hidden in the expanses of the Arabian desert, nestled between war zones, ancient … Read more