Jordan Travel Guide 26

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I have been incredibly fortunate to have been to over 60 countries during my travels and one of my favorite countries is Jordan, which is something that surprises many… but not those that have been there.

On my RTW trip, I went through much too fast, but did get to enjoy the wonders of Petra. Then in 2010, while I was in the region visiting Lebanon and Syria, I was lucky enough to be asked by the Jordan Tourism Board to come through on a sponsored trip to see some of the amazing sites there with a little more time. Jordan is an underrated backpacking destination as well. Whether you have 5 days in Jordan or a week or more, there are plenty of great things to do.

I really love the Middle East and Jordan is right up on the top of reasons why.

Jeresh jordan roman ruins entrance gate

what’s not to love??

I still have a few posts I want to write about Jordan, one of the benefits to writing non-chronological blog is that I can just write about whatever strikes my fancy, when it strikes my fancy. Though that likely does lead to some confusion from ya’ll reading out there as to where I am at certain times. But for the time being, here at my posts about Jordan for you to review and hopefully enjoy:

Bottom line — I am a huge fan of Jordan.

In an area of the world that holds a particular fascination for me, Jordan is one of the highlights of the highlights. From the Roman ruins of Jerash, to the already famous Petra, to scuba diving and the beaches of Aqaba, to the marvels of the Dead Sea, Jordan is a country that should be on everyone’s agenda at some point in their life.


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About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.

26 thoughts on “Jordan Travel Guide

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      I am so happy to see so many people willing to give this little cool country a chance now.

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      When I hear complements on my photography… I am even happier than usual.

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      I should be back in Jordan also in January. If you are around, shoot me a note and we will see if we can catch up.

  • Natacha

    I’d love to do Lebanon, Syria and Jordon in one trip, it all sounds wonderful – definitely on my hit list of places to see.

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      I love those countries. Obviously I would go to Syria right now, but when things (hopefully) get better soon, that is also a fabulous country.

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  • Megan Eileen

    It’s been great reading so much about Jordan from you and other travel bloggers. The Tourism Board was really smart to realize the importance of bloggers and social media. Glad you got the chance to go! Would love to myself.

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      JTB has been amazing to work with. They are on the cutting edge of social media work right now, in my opinion.

  • Laura

    Congrats on being selected! I for one am enjoying all the Jordan coverage and can’t wait to visit one day too! It seems like a really fascinating place with such diverse attractions and things to do.

  • Juliana

    Hi! I just happened to find your blog. I have to say it’s really inspiring. I live in San Francisco, CA, but I’m from Bucaramanga, Colombia and it’s amazing to find people that love my country as much as we do.
    I wanted to ask you for some advice, but I couldn’t seemed to find the contact page.

    Anyway thanks for the blog! it’s amazing! 🙂

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      Hey Juliana — my contact page should be working. Just look up to the top navigation bar and click on it. Thanks!

  • Skott

    We are in Jordan right now for a couple of weeks, and already we are thrilled to be here. The Middle East is an amazing part of the world!!

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      Have a great time. It is one of my favorite places in the world and I’ll be back there in a few weeks.

  • Kim

    Congrats, I can’t wait to follow along! I’ve developed a new obsession with visiting Jordan. Someone needs to invent a cure for wanderlust.

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