A few weeks ago, our friends and colleagues, Lina and Yarub, took us to visit some lesser-known historical tourism sites in Jordan: Umm ar-Rasas and Mukawir. I’ll write about Mukawir in another post. For now, I’ll just focus on the wonder that is Umm ar-Rasas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I recently received my second Stitch Fix order. I have a lot of work staples (suits, dresses, pencil skirts and slacks) but not a lot of casual clothes (workout attire and sweats notwithstanding). For this Fix I was specifically looking for “non-sleeveless tops” (i.e. not camisoles or shells) that I could wear both under suit jackets and cardigansContinue reading “My Second Stitch Fix”
I’m back on the Fitbit bandwagon. My sister Rachel bought me and Kail Fitbit Charge HRs for Christmas. She’s a very generous gift-giver and is always thinking of Christmas (and birthday) presents year round.But wait, you ask, didn’t I already have a Fitbit Flex (a birthday gift from Kail last year)? It’s a long story, butContinue reading “Fitbit Charge HR”
We recently took our third trip to the Dead Sea, this time to the Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa. We’re partial to IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) hotels because Kail has a ton of rewards points and we can either stay for “free” or we get upgraded to gigantic suites. This trip to the CrowneContinue reading “Jordan | Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa”
After hiking and spending the night in Wadi Rum, we drove about an hour and a half to Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. A lot of people (our tour guide included) had told us that Wadi Rum is the true hidden gem of Jordan’s tourism sites. Petra gets all the attention, but Wadi RumContinue reading “Jordan | Petra”
We recently hosted our first visitor in Amman, our friend Lisa, who was traveling on her last RRB from Afghanistan. Her trip spanned two weekends, so we took advantage of the time for our second trip to the Dead Sea and — the real highlight — our first trip to Wadi Rum and Petra.