I am so thrilled to share with y’all that Carleton, Scarlet, and I are all off for a two week family adventure – We’ll be traveling all around the amazing country of Jordan! We are going to visit Petra (pictured above) and the Dead Sea (below), along with Wadi Rum, Amman, Jerash, Ajlun, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Ma’in Hot Springs (SPA!), Aqaba, Feynan, Pella, Um Qays, and a special meeting with the women of the Zikra Initiative that I am so looking forward too. Did we miss anything? We. Are. So. Excited!
These pictures are by the amazing travel photographer Ken Kaminesky, who I met in Chiapas last year. He told me about his adventures in Jordan and encouraged me to go. His guide to Petra is the gold standard, and I suggest you check it out before visiting. Ken’s travel photos are so beautiful and inspiring (he has even been on the cover of National Geographic!) – if you browse his blog, any of his pictures are available as fine art prints on brushed aluminim, and if you mention Prudent Baby he’ll give ya’ an extra 10% off. Nice!
With an amazing itinerary put together by Jordan Tourism, and tips from Ken as well as my friends Audrey & Dan from Uncornered Market (they’ve been traveling for five years straight), and Dave and Deb from The Planet D (also circling the globe as a couple), we feel prepared for the adventure of a lifetime. I’m crossing my fingers these are some of the first memories Scarlet’s 4-year-old brain holds onto forever. How could they not be?
Follow VisitJo on Facebook and @visitjordan on twitter to keep up with the latest news from Jordan. I’ll do my best to send updates and can’t wait to share with you all about our adventure when I return!
Now, I’m off to pack! Any suggestions for what to bring, wear, see, and do on our travels throughout this amazing country?