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Blogging from the Wild

Five books that will make you fall in love with Jordan

They say a picture paints a thousand words but a thousand words can also paint one incredible picture. Here at Wild Frontiers, we love nothing more than delving into the pages of books about our favourite destinations, so whether you've been before or are planning to go, choose from this eclectic mix of reads all featuring fascinating Jordan. From personal stories to context-setting history, adventurous escapades and even a good old fashioned whodunnit, there's something for every book worm - enjoy!

A guide to visiting Petra

Appearing on numerous top-travel destinations lists, one of the new seven wonders of the world, Petra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, is surprisingly easy to get to and affordable to visit.

A Lion Hunt

An unlikely lion hunt on her Jordan tour gave Hannah and her group their very own Indiana Jones experience right in the city of Petra.

The 13 Best Things To Do In Jordan

Whatever your interests, there’s certainly plenty to see and do here, some of which we’ll look at forthwith

When is the Best Time to Visit Jordan

If you're planning a trip, find the best time to visit Jordan. What are the best things to do in Jordan, and what will the weather be like?

The 15 Best Places To Visit In Oman

Arguably one of the most underrated destinations in the Middle East, Oman has many hidden gems to be discovered for those who seek them.

What Does an Egypt Travel Itinerary Look Like?

If you're planning a trip to Egypt and want to better understand what an Egypt travel itinerary looks like, we've put together an adventure plan for you.

Things to know before travelling to Jordan

You might have an idea of where to visit in Jordan, or have a tour booked already, but here are a few helpful things to know before you set off on your travels.

What Does a Jordan Tour Itinerary Look Like?

Jordan offers a wealth of natural and historical attractions for adventurous travellers, including the famous rock-carved city of Petra, but what does a Jordan Itinerary look like exactly?

The Palmyra Hotel, Baalbek

Baalbek’s Palmyra Hotel is a time warp with a history almost as rich as the Roman site of Baalbek itself. The hotel was originally established by a Greek businessman in 1874. He recognised the appeal of the stunning ruins, which sit just across the road, long before the site was first excavated in 1884. Since then, the Palmyra Hotel has seen two world wars and a brutal fifteen-year-long civil war.  Amazingly though, it has never closed its doors for a single day.

The 8 Best Places To Visit in Jordan

With numerous fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit, incredible food to sample and heaps of amazing culture to get to grips with, there has never been a better time to visit Jordan. Here at Wild Frontiers, we have highlighted the best places to visit in Jordan.

What Does an Oman Travel Itinerary Look Like?

If rugged 4WD desert treks, ancient spice cities, nomadic Bedouins and wild camping under the stars appeal to you, then you’ll love the vast desert scapes in Oman.

Best things to see and do in Lebanon

With the launch of our destination of Lebanon, we look at the best things to see and do in this Middle Eastern gem.

Just back from...Oman

Just back from his Oman tour, Dan tells us all about the highlights of his trip.

Algerian Colours

Tour leader Paul Rock shows off the magnificent colours of Algeria - from deserts to sunsets - on his recent tour.

Just Back From...Iran

After her recent trip to Iran, Clem fills us in on all her best bits.

Djemila: Algeria's Ancient Roman City

Wild Frontiers Tour Leader Carly explores one of the finest ancient sites in North Africa.

Women in Iran's Travel Industry

Wild Frontiers' Mark Steadman recently undertook some guide training in Iran, and wasn't surprised to find so many women in attendance. Here he explains why, for many of us, our perceptions of women's place in Iranian society is wrong.

The Kindness of Strangers in the Middle East

When I work or travel in the Middle East what I notice and love most are the acts of kindness, the unspoken give and take that seems to operate within society here.

Spending the Night on Wahiba Sands

A Monday in the Wahiba Sands of Oman is probably the best Monday you will have. After breaking our first night wild camping, shaking the dew from the tent we packed up and headed to the coast over miles and miles of dunes...

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