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Mount Kilimanjaro Defeats Jordanian Princess

Mount Kilimanjaro Defeats Jordanian Princess It looks like money and privilege can't buy everything. Princess Sarah Princess Sara bint Al Faisal of Jordan, niece of King Abdullah II, failed to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Tanzania Daily News reports. The 18-year-old princess tried to scale the famous mountain...

Photo Of The Day: The Treasury At Petra

Photo Of The Day: The Treasury At Petra "Indiana Jones would be proud," wrote Instagram user shuotography in the caption for today's Photo of the Day. Yes, we think he would. Taken at the Treasury in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, this photo was enhanced with Instagram's "Lo-Fi" filter, which adds shadows...

Tim Leffel On The World's 21 Cheapest Countries

Tim Leffel On The World's 21 Cheapest Countries Tim Leffel's mission is to help skinflints like me find travel destinations they can afford. He traveled around the world on a shoestring with his wife three times and decided to write a book about the world's cheapest countries after realizing that there was no single...

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: The Best Foreign Service Blogs

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: The Best Foreign Service Blogs The World Wide Web is saturated with amateurish blogs created by people who'd be lucky to command the devoted readership of their immediate family members, let alone the wider public. There are scores of blogs managed by Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) and while many of them...

The Travels Of Indiana Jones

The Travels Of Indiana Jones One of the greatest characters in movie history makes his way to Blu-Ray Disc today when "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures" is released for the first time. The new box set lets us join the legendary globetrotting archaeologist as he goes in search of fortune and glory...

Archaeologists Discover Key To An Ancient City's Wealth

Archaeologists Discover Key To An Ancient City's Wealth A couple of months ago we reported on how archaeologists discovered how the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria thrived in the desert. A complex system of canals and cisterns trapped the sparse but regular rainfall. Residents of another ancient city, Petra in Jordan,...

Petra: Beyond The Treasury

Petra: Beyond The Treasury Without a doubt the most famous destination in the entire country of Jordan is Petra. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, Petra is well known for its impressively detailed structures that are carved directly into the sandstone rock faces that are so prevalent...

How To Go Couch Surfing In a Cave

How To Go Couch Surfing In a Cave As the popularity of the Couch Surfing movement grows exponentially across the budget travel community, it's widely understood that often times you won't actually be sleeping on a couch. Sometimes you will have your own bedroom. Other times it could be the floor. Or, as...

Eight Underground Cities

Eight Underground Cities As a rule, people generally prefer to live above ground. Whether it's claustrophobia, prohibitive construction costs, or just enjoyment of the sun, people have generally stuck with above-ground structures across the globe. In instances where above-ground cities have...

Israel, Chile, Slovak Republic among countries with highest adventure travel potential

Israel, Chile, Slovak Republic among countries with highest adventure travel potential A new study conducted by George Washington University, Vital Wave Consulting, and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) shows that Israel, Chile, and the Slovak Republic led the way in adventure tourism in 2010. The study, which resulted in the third annual Adventure...

Four natural wonders added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Four natural wonders added to UNESCO World Heritage List The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, also known as UNESCO, has added four new locations to its list of World Heritage sites. The destinations fall under the category of "natural wonders," and were cited for their spectacular beauty,...

Volunteers needed to excavate Lawrence of Arabia's battles

Volunteers needed to excavate Lawrence of Arabia's battles A team of British archaeologists working in Jordan is tracing the military campaign of Lawrence of Arabia, and they need your help. T.E. Lawrence was an English archaeologist turned soldier who capture the public imagination during World War One when he helped the Arabs...

Are you ready for a once in a lifetime cycling holiday?

Are you ready for a once in a lifetime cycling holiday? Pedalers Pub and Grille may sound like a place where you'd stop for some grub after a long day riding your bike, but in actually, its an adventure travel company that specializes in cycling holidays to some of the best destinations on the planet. To celebrate their 25th...

Black Tomato launches Epic Tomato, an ambitious new adventure offshoot

Black Tomato launches Epic Tomato, an ambitious new adventure offshoot For years Black Tomato has delighted old travel hands with its inventive, bespoke itineraries to various corners of the globe. The company is especially good at showcasing beautiful destinations not yet well-known to most travelers beyond the surrounding region. Among...

Adventure travel meets faith: cycling to Mecca for the Hajj

Adventure travel meets faith: cycling to Mecca for the Hajj Two Muslims from South Africa mixed adventure travel and spirituality this year by cycling to Mecca for the Hajj. Natheem Cairncross, 28 and Imtiyaz Haron, 25, cycled through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Turkey, Syria and Jordan....

Israel complains about travel warning, gets change

Israel complains about travel warning, gets change There are two important steps to take in getting what you want in the travel world. First, you have to complain. Next, you need to do it to the right people. Israel did both, and it seems to have worked out fairly well for the country. The problem started with a U.S....

Travel writer Q&A: Julia Dimon

Travel writer Q&A: Julia Dimon Travel journalist and television host Julia Dimon lives the sort of fast-paced traveling lifestyle that most people, even quite experienced travelers, fantasize about. She's visited over 80 countries and she's been featured as a travel expert for countless print, online,...

Top 10 souvenir hats from around the world

Top 10 souvenir hats from around the world Ever notice how every airport, tourist trap, and hotel gift shop is trying to sell you some kind of hat? That's because a hat is local. In a globalized world where McDonald's is universal and Duty Free in Dubai sells the exact same sunglasses and chocolate as Duty Free in...

Abercrombie & Kent: Five cinema-cations around the world

Abercrombie & Kent: Five cinema-cations around the world You may not have that look that Hollywood craves, but you still want to get close to the action, right? You want to touch the greatness that comes with being splashed across screens from coast to coast. Thanks to the latest concept from luxury travel company Abercrombie...

17 of the world's strangest natural wonders

17 of the world's strangest natural wonders Nature has the power to amaze. From towering mountains to vast grasslands and immense oceans, there's a world of natural wonder out there waiting to explore. But sometimes the outdoor world isn't just amazing - it's also downright weird. Mysterious sliding rocks,...

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