May 2013

Postcard from Ma’In Hot Springs

Every once in a while, you get the fortune of staying in a place that is the perfect combination of natural beauty and man-made luxury. While in Jordan, we were lucky enough to stay in Evason Ma’In Hot Springs for not just one but two nights. And holy moly, was it incredible! The only injustice […]

May 30, 2013 Continue reading…

Why I travel with weird toe shoes

OK, so I’m about to damage the little fashion credibility I may have held and make a confession: I am fully obsessed with Vibram Five Fingers. Yup, those weird toe shoes/foot socks/barefoot running shoes that people awkwardly point out whenever they see them. I thought they were super weird when I first saw them, too. […]

May 28, 2013 Continue reading…

Tales of Jordanian hospitality

  I’m not one for taking photos of people. I prefer to blend into the crowds and the coffee shops, wait for that magic moment when everyone shifts for a split second and I can capture an unspoiled landscape or the blur of urban energy. I’d rather watch the barista, the market vendor, the security […]

May 24, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from Amman in black and white

To Western eyes, it’s unlikely that Amman would be classified as a “beautiful” city: it doesn’t have the wide, tree-lined boulevards of Paris or the modern skyscrapers juxtaposed next to the lean-to street carts of Bangkok. It’s a city of rolling hills: geometrically stacked with white square houses, scattered with ancient Roman ruins, the call […]

May 23, 2013 Continue reading…

How to pack stylishly for Jordan

My first thought when my trip to Jordan was confirmed: what to wear? As it was my first trip to the Middle East, I knew that it would be not only much warmer in temperature but much more conservative in style. I wanted to be as respectful as possible while still being comfortable and on trend–and […]

May 17, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from Jerash

Things that as a child of California I can’t even comprehend: Jordan’s ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation for more than 6500 years. After it was conquered in 65 B.C., it became one of the 10 great cities of the Roman Empire. What’s even crazier is that it was hidden […]

May 16, 2013 Continue reading…

First impressions of Jordan

I went into Jordan with very limited knowledge and low expectations–mostly because I didn’t read the itinerary in as much detail as I should (and thus was a little shocked when I showed up and found out that “Captain’s Camp” quite literally meant a campground). But that’s sort of how I like to travel: I […]

May 14, 2013 Continue reading…