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March 31, 2019

On the sixth day of our tour of Jordan and Egypt with Encounters Travel we flew from Amman to Cairo. Our flight was relatively short. It was totally uneventful until mid-flight when I realized that I had lost my phone! 

I was working on our taxes with my phone...

March 28, 2019

Late in the afternoon, we left Petra and drove into the spectacular desert scenery of Wadi Rum, where friendly Bedouin hosts greeted us at a comfortable camp beneath the towering rocks and cliffs. Ol and I were determined to get back in the good grace of our guide, aft...

March 24, 2019

We began our day once again with no wake-up call, but thankfully both of our alarms went off as planned. I did not want to be late, we had an exciting day in Jordan planned.  I’m not a big fan of organized tours, but our small group was great and I loved our tour! With...

March 22, 2019

“Jen, wake-up! It’s 8:10!” As Ol’s words sunk in, I bolted upright. Within seconds I was barking orders, “grab the phones, get dressed, we can get ready on the bus”. We were seriously late in joining our tour. We were supposed to meet our tour group at breakfast at 7:3...

March 19, 2019

My step dad Gary was an amateur archeologist. Our basement was so full of artifacts that it looked like it should have been Indiana Jones’ classroom. It was both cool and creepy and I was always afraid to go downstairs to do the laundry. It was when he would bring thes...

March 17, 2019


’m a voracious reader. I always have been. Maybe that’s why a trip to England was so extraordinary for me. To actually walk through so much of the history I have read about was amazing. To stand in front of my favorite author’s homes and to stand a top their graves in...

March 13, 2019

In December, we flew from Portugal to Marrakech, Morocco for twelve days and stayed in a beautiful riad in the middle of one of the busiest marketplaces in the world. We used this as a base to explore Marrakech’s famous attractions. To get out of the craziness of the m...

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