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Daesh/ISIS Is Not Israel's Problem -- For Now

Michael Winship | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

Despite the current violent unrest in Israel that is not yet a third intifada, I came away thinking that as hopeless as it too often seems, against all odds, there's still a solution to be had, still time for the sides to sit down at the table and make a deal. But not much.

Could the Gate to the Garden of Eden Be in Beit She'an? (And Where's That?)

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.24.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

You can imagine yourself in full Roman battle garb parading to the blasting trumpets and cheers of crowds hailing the return of your victorious legion.

10 Tourist Traps You Absolutely Cannot Miss

Trippy | Posted 07.16.2015 | Travel

Just because a tourist attraction is popular doesn't mean it isn't absolutely fantastic. To find out which tourist traps should go on his shortlist, television host and advisor to travel website Andrew Zimmern asked the site's members which ones are worth the trip.

Confederate Land Art: The Apotheosis of Racist Iconography

Paul Gunther | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Paul Gunther

As South Carolina's Capitol grounds and other jurisdictions decide the fate of their most prominent emblems of past oppression and contemporary reaction, Stone Mountain guarantees that at least one Confederate icon will loom over the South's largest city for as long into the future as mankind can foresee.

Is Israel Safe for Tourists?

John Nicholson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
John Nicholson

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Israel is located smack dab in the middle of one of the world's biggest political hotspots. But it does take a few to keep this tiny country along the eastern Mediterranean safe and secure, and that seems to be why Israel is bouncing back big time in 2015.

Petra, Jordan: It's Beautiful, It's Safe and Right Now, It's Empty

Paula Froelich | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

While most people think of Petra as being the Treasury -- the huge, imposing facade that was featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade -- it is so much more.

A Family Adventure in Jordan and Israel

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel
Sherrie Nachman

Despite the unrest that is currently engulfing the Middle-East, certain parts of it are actually a great place for a family vacation. My twin boys and I ventured to Jordan and Israel for winter break.

Walking to Petra: 7 Pillars of Beauty

Stefan Szepesi | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
Stefan Szepesi

Rated among the 15 best treks in the world by National Geographic, one anticipates a great deal in walking across southern Jordan to Petra. Seven reasons why this section of the Abraham Path still exceeds anyone's expectations.

8 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Jordan Now

Viator | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel

Jordan is a destination that is sometimes misunderstood. The land of lost cities and epic adventures like Lawrence of Arabia, it's a place that should be much more popular than it is.

Exclusive Interview With Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker Nora De Angelli

Anca Dumitru | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts
Anca Dumitru

Nora de Angelli is a London-based freelance photographer and documentary filmmaker. Until 2011, when she graduated from London College of Communication's University of Arts, with an M.A. in Documentary Film under her belt, De Angelli was an accomplished research scientist.

Rome Journal: Why Travel Anywhere?

Francis Levy | Posted 03.05.2015 | Travel
Francis Levy

What is the point of travel? People do the Terracotta Warriors, the Forbidden City and the Wall when they go to China. You go to Jordan for Petra, Ind...

Petra, Jordan: "A Rose-Red City, Half as Old as Time"

Geetika Jain | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Geetika Jain

The two-kilometer long passage is just as spectacular as the hidden city it leads to. Mahmoud keenly emphasized that the city we were about to enter was, "carved, and not built."

'Please Don't Ask Where I'm From'

Egyptian Streets | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Egyptian Streets

"Where are you from?" is a question I can never quite answer without using the phrase "Then I moved to..." five times. A single place that I can call 'home' has never existed -- the world, and its countless cultures, is where I find solace.

LOOK: This Ancient City May Have Been Built For The Gods

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion

Built more than 2,000 years ago, the ancient Nabataean city of Petra has a religious history embedded in its very walls. Some refer to Petra as the...

Top 10 Stone-carved Sites

Cheapflights | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel

Any sculpture or monument has the potential to be impressive, but there's something about the intricate carving of stone that has fascinated the masses as far back as ancient Egyptian times (some might argue longer).

Discovering Jordan

Clint Johnston | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Clint Johnston

Jordan may be a small country but it is jam-packed with amazing sites.

10 Reasons Why Jordan Is So Much More Than Petra

Adam Pervez | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Maybe you've seen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as he travels on horse to reveal Petra's Treasury carved out of its rock surroundings. In some ways this was Petra's unveiling to the world, and perhaps Jordan's unveiling as a tourist destination.

PHOTOS: Surprising Palestinian Styles

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Can a culture be preserved and reconstructed through its costumes?

The Middle East's Friendliest Place?

John Nicholson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

Jordan's capital, Amman, balances more modern elements that add a cosmopolitan flair to the natural beauty of this traditional kingdom.

PHOTOS: Jordan's Petra Is Still Alluring Two Centuries Later

Charu Suri | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
Charu Suri

Petra's entrance is waking up from its reverie, its rock-cut tombs, temples and rose red walls sleepy with shadows.

Rome's Outpost In The Gilead

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

An optional part of the tour -- but one well worth seeing -- is a feast of sight and sound in the Hippodrome in which 45 Roman "legionnaires" in full combat gear show off their battle tactics.

PHOTOS: Why You Should Visit Jordan Now

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I visited Jordan last month, my 10th trip in 15 years, and experienced not only the absence of tourists but also a wealth of new things to see and experience.

Seven Trips To Expand Your Comfort Zone

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

he Hermitage is great, their storage rooms even better and the glorious mansions of the Romanov period are opening for a glimpse of the past we have all read about.

PHOTOS: Cerebral Cruising Towards Antiquity

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 04.11.2012 | Travel
Yvonne Yorke

After several attempts to catch a taxi back to the ship, one of the local shopkeepers voluntarily came out of his store and helped me flag down a taxi and give the driver directions.

PHOTOS: Finding Sodom In Madaba, Jordan's Historic City

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.08.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

To put it mildly, the ancient Jordanian city of Madaba has a bit of history: Moses may have first looked at The Promised Land from atop nearby Mount Nebo.