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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Why I’m not going to TBEX

When I was traveling through Jordan, staying in five-star hotels and being shuttled around in a comfortable bus with Wifi and a row all to myself and watching the sunset over the Dead Sea from my balcony, I realized that seeing the best a country has...
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The best of Jordan, via Instagram

I'm not sure if I really knew what to expect from Jordan: I knew that there would be delicious falafel, the place where they shot Indiana Jones and perhaps some camels, but beyond that, I was completely open-minded (read: clueless). The one thing I...
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Unassisted headstand: accomplished!

I first started doing yoga in high school: my mom thought it would be good therapy after my first knee surgery. I thought it was boring, preferring to spend my time on "real" work-outs that involved a lot of high-energy cardio and weights sessions...
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