Culinary Tour of Jordan
March 2016

Jordan is a complex country melding history, culture, and 21st-century moxie. It is the land of lost cities and epic adventures. It is called the “Switzerland of the Middle East” as it assures a peaceful and stable political climate and a perfect place to start a travelers exploration of the Middle East. Crime rates are among the lowest levels in the Middle East. Cities, attractions, and shops are easily accessible and very safe.

Jordan - Culinary
What an extraordinary destination for nine talented and very lucky IFWTWA members. The 10-day press trip hosted by Visit Jordan featured the vibrant city life of Amman, Bedouin hospitality at its best, authentic culinary delights & cooking experiences, wine tasting, visits to the rose-red rock city of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and Wadi Rum, the desert T.E. Lawrence called “vast, echoing and God-like.” Also on the itinerary was the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth and the world’s largest open-air spa. Add that to visits to several holy sites, including Mount Nebo and Madaba and you indeed have the trip of a lifetime.

Host: Jordan Tourism Board North America (JTB)


Writers in Attendance:

David Lee Drotar
Marc d´Entremont
Linda Kissam
Janice Nieder
Christine Tibbetts
Jacquelyn Ueng
Kathleen Walls
Annette White
Stacey Wittig



Traveling Jordan: Safety Thoughts
The Historic Beauty of Jordan
Petra and pizza fuses Jordan with the ancients
Not all Jordan almonds are Jordan Almonds
Canyon of Jordan amazes with extreme canyoning
Camping in Wadi Rum
The art of making the perfect cup of Arabic coffee
A Feast for Your Eyes and Palate in Jordan
Petra: An Ancient Wonder
Traveling Jordan
Spend the Night in Jordan’s Wadi Rum
Experience exotic Jordan in luxe style
Take a Float in Jordan’s Dead Sea
Four serene destinations in timeless Jordan
Looking out for Mother Earth: Feynan Eco Lodge
Wadi Rum: The Ultimate Desert
Now You’re Cooking~ Petra Kitchen
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar: Beyond Five-Star Luxury
Life in a Bedouin Tent
Nomadic Voices in the Kingdom of Jordan
Why riding camels matters when you go to Jordan
Journey through Jordan (first)
Journey through Jordan (second)
Cooking at Petra Kitchen
What to Wear to Jordan as a Woman Traveler
Explore Petra Archaeological Site in Jordan
Going Back: 5 Reasons to Revisit Travel to Jordan
6 Sensational Tips for Taking the Family to Jordan
Why Lodging Adds Cultural Oomph to Visiting Jordan
First: Why Travel to Jordan?
A Glimpse at the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
A Day at Petra Archaeological Site in Jordan
Bucket List Adventures
Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea (Youtube)
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Road Trip Jordanian Style

Radio Traveling Jordan – a live radio interview
Radio Jordon (Barry Gordon’s Round Table Broadcast)

Outlets added as they become available



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