Culinary and Cultural Tour
October 2017

Jordan Culinary Tour Meal

HOST: JTBNA - Jordan Tourism Board, North America

A beautiful country in so many surprising ways, Jordan offers an unexpected welcome to visitors from all over the world. The connection to ancient times and wonders beyond our understanding is reason alone to visit--the warmth of her people reason to return.

From Nabataeans and the Romans to Moses and Jesus, from Lawrence of Arabia to Red Sea diving and Dead Sea spas, Jordan offers many amazing experiences. This Middle Eastern country stands alone amidst surrounding chaos, but who would know? Our journalists do and you will too when you visit. Jordan's secrets inch up through the earth’s surface aching to be uncovered, and her natural wonders are links to ancient times that feed the soul. 

For the second year in a row, Jordan Tourism Board, North America (JTBNA) invited IFWTWA journalists to experience an extraordinary culinary and cultural tour of Jordan. Participants rank this tour in their top 5 travel destinations. IFWTWA is pleased to share our stories of safe, friendly, inspiring and yes, jaw-dropping Jordan.

 IFWTWA thanks our host for coordinating our stay. 

All opinions expressed are those of the the individual writer and not influenced by IFWTWA. 

Travelers with Tour Guide in Jordan overlooking expanse

IFWTWA Writers in Attendance:

Teresa Bergen
Mary Chong
Beth Graham
Brigitte Hasbron
Deborah (Debi) Lander
Elaine Masters
John Owens
Catherine Parker
Joy Steinberg
Mira Temkin
Elizabeth Willoughby


IFWTWA Media Trip participants utilize Twitter, Instagram, Insta Stories, Facebook, Facebook Live and Facebook Stories in addition to social media promotion by IFWTWA and its pages.


Jordan - Resting camels at sunrise


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The Ultimate Bucket List
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The Ultimate Guide to Petra for Families
Meet the Wadi Rum Bedouins
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Jordanian Cuisine

Outlets added as they become available