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international / jordan / middle east / travel

4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRAVELING IN JORDAN

Four things you need to know about traveling in Jordan

JORDANIANS DON’T HATE WESTERNERS

In fact, reality is quite the opposite. They love talking to people who appear to be foreigners, ask them where they’re from, and even invite them to their place for tea. One of my favorite encounters thus far has to be when two Jordanians asked if I’m French.

“France?” one said in muddled English.

Ána min Amérika,” I responded in horrific Arabic.

“Good!” both responded with their thumbs up and smiles wide. “America good. France… No.”

Though the American in me appreciated the random Franco jab, I’m almost certain he would’ve said the opposite if I did say I was from France. See? Jordanians are so welcoming, they’ll make a joke about a country your nationality would likely already make jokes about. Continue reading

photography / podcast

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY AND INSTAGRAM

Instagram and social media as a whole have changed the way we create and even think about travel photography. This week, Laura and Joe share everything you need to know about travel photography in the age of Instagram.
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Alaska / North America / travel / United States

DOG SLEDDING AND A DAY ON THE ALASKA RAILROAD

Read part one from Anchorage here.

Train travel is without question the most comfortable and sexiest form of long distance travel.

Yes, sexiest.

Luckily for my travel preferences, this year just so happened to be the centennial celebration of the Alaska Railroad, launched in 1916 in time to fuel the gold rush. Today, it’s still a beauty of a rail line that travels between Fairbanks and Seward, a distance of 470 miles, with Denali National Park in between. Continue reading

podcast / travel

HOW TO PREPARE FOR TRAVEL FROM LANGUAGES TO PACKING

Getting ready for a trip can be a stressful exercise. This week, Laura and Joe chat about how to prepare for travel from language learning to packing your suitcase just right. Continue reading

Central America / Honduras / international / travel

PICO BONITO: A WONDERFUL ADVENTURE IN THE JUNGLE

Originally published at Viator.

Honduras is one of the many corners of the globe that suffers in tourism thanks in large part to international perception. Bullets! Crime! Gangs! Drugs! This all leaves the average traveler envisioning a country where foreigners (in this case, mainly gringos) are hunted mercilessly. Of course such logic fails when tested with reality. Continue reading