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Take it from me, Jordan is a truly special place to be. The country may conjure images of camels and endless deserts, but I’m here to let you know Jordan is so much more (but yes, also lots of camels and sand). I finally visited Jordan this year and had an absolutely magical time, so I wanted to pass along my knowledge of the 10 top tourist attractions in Jordan that you have to add to your Jordan bucket list.
I’ve been to a lot of European countries, and I’ve loved them all, but there’s something pretty magical about Bucharest…or perhaps it’s the cheap (but delicious) wine talking? I’ll be honest…I only ended up in Bucharest because getting a flight from Amman, Jordan to Tampa, Florida was downright impossible. However, a flight from Amman to…
For me, visiting Cuba was a bit of a head scratcher—it was like no place I’ve ever been, and I’ve spent some quality time bee-bopping around the Caribbean islands. With the past history of US-Cuba relations, there are a handful of things to know before visiting Cuba, especially as an American (though much of the…
Let me introduce myself. I’m Melissa, a sun-loving Florida girl addicted to exploring the world. I balance a career in corporate finance with my passion for travel. Join my journeys through the blog for your next travel inspiration!
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