Exploring inside Petra has been a bucket list goal for as long as I can remember. For some, the City of Petra is unfamiliar – but for history buffs and fans of Indiana Jones and The Lost Crusade, images of Petra will be instantly recognizable. This stunning ruin, carved into sandstone is hidden in a valley, surrounded by mountains.
Petra is a wonder of the world that will leave you speechless as you marvel at the astonishing carvings. In 1985 it was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The infamous movie in 1989 put the Rose City on the map of international tourism.
Take a journey with me. The confluence of culture, archeology and natural wonder awaits inside Petra. Learn a little more about how it came to be and discover how best to experience it.
When the sun is shining and blooms are bursting in New England, it’s a sure sign the annual Nantucket Daffodil Festival is not far away. Flower Power lives on as more than 3 million narcissus planted on the Grey Lady come alive in shades of sunshine for this harbinger of spring.
The 4th weekend in April heralds the season opener for the island in 2022. I can’t think of another place I’d rather be to welcome the end of winter. Nantucket is found off the coast of Cape Cod, thirty miles out to sea. Rumor has it that Mother Nature is supposed to give New England the gift of beautiful skies in the days ahead, a perfect excuse to get Daffy and put on your yellow dancing shoes!
Looking for old world charm, privacy and one of the loveliest, bold, peninsula coastlines in Maine? A trip to the Prouts Neck Cliff Walk and Black Point Inn should be on your summer vacation agenda. New England has her pretty on this season.
This little piece of Maine is about as good looking as it gets. Established in the late 19th century for summer cottages, it’s no wonder this breezy oceanfront spot, complete with cliff walk jutting into Saco Bay remains a favorite seasonal getaway.
The Sunshine State has over 1,350 miles of beautiful coastline. Travel to the beaches of Jupiter and the surrounding area to find some of the most stunning. Turquoise waters, sun, surf and sand await.
Every tourist and resident has an opinion about their favorite Florida beach. Much of it depends upon where they live or visit. Trust me when I say ‘It’s nearly impossible to see them all!” I’ve been traveling to Florida for over 60 years and had the opportunity to dip my toes into more than a few on the state’s shorelines; I still have a long way to go.
Best Things to Do in Jordan
The country of Jordan is a ruggedly beautiful place. Traces of old civilizations are everywhere along with more recently established nature reserves. The famous city of Petra is only one of many stunning Jordan sites to see. Also known as The Jewel of the Middle East, this is the place to experience a welcome that gives new meaning to the term hospitality.
Most of the famous landmarks in Jordan are enforcing responsible travel regulations to ensure that these sites are preserved for future generations. You can travel to a variety of beautiful places in Jordan with a light heart, knowing that you’re supporting their eco-tourism efforts.