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Israel & Jordan for the Adventuresome

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Old City, Jerusalem
The Old City is an intimidating maze comprised of of four quarters: the Muslim, Christian, Armenian and Jewish Quarters. I wander aimlessly, in awe. I don’t believe there’s another place on earth so dense with this much historical, archeological...
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Balqa, Jordan
A corner room with a massive balcony, perfect weather, lying at the pool, drinks at dusk and a view of the Dead Sea sparkling. It's hard not to love the Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa. Israel & Jordan trip report: http://bit.ly/1kH8mUI
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Leaning back, my legs pop-up and I’m floating as if supported by an underwater chaise lounge. The bobbing effect is soothing. If only I had a cocktail and a book. On shore, I grab fistfuls of Dead Sea mud and slather it onto my skin. I’d feel...
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From the Feynan Ecolodge website: Hailed as one of the top fifty ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, the solar powered Feynan Ecolodge offers the most developed eco-experience in Jordan; an experience made possible by...
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The Dana Biosphere Reserve is Jordan’s largest nature reserve and home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna, some of which can be found nowhere else in the world. Guided and self-guided excursions are available at Feynan Ecolodge in the...
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Jordan
Dark-haired, dark-eyed, dark-skinned men ride horses up and down the path that leads to Petra‘s Siq, the mile-long entrance to the ancient city. I walk the stretch of the archeological park, clambering up hills and and rocks for better views of...
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Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Jordan
Visiting Wadi Rum, a series of desert valleys punctuating red canyons that run from north to south featured in the movie Lawrence of Arabia, is a must-do when in Jordan. Activities offered at the UNESCO World Heritage Site include hiking, riding...