Amman is the capital of Jordan and it’s a modern city with numerous ancient ruins. Amman is one of the easiest cities to enjoy the Middle East experience in, and here’s how to do it on a budget.
Almond Coffee House is a great way to start your day. They have a variety of breakfast options along with delicious coffee, costing $10–13 for everything, all deliciously homemade.
Visit the Jordan Museum after breakfast. It is one of the best in the Middle East; it has a series of beautifully presented displays that tell Jordan’s epic history. The cost of admission here is about $7.
Hashem Falafel is renowned for being the best place for a falafel lunch. They also have some of the best hummus. There is no menu here because they serve a basic set of dishes that never changes. You can expect to spend around $10.
After lunch, visit Citadel. It is the site of ancient Rabbathammon, and the most striking sights are the Temple of Hercules and Ummayad Palace. A guided tour will cost $20, but you will be able to enter the area for just $3.
Tawaheen al-Hawa is a great place for a traditional Jordanian meal. It is spacious inside with an open courtyard to sit and enjoy your meal. The main dishes here are well prepared and presented beautifully. You can expect to spend around $25 for dinner.
Hotel Chicago West Loop is Chicago’s first hotel to bring street art inside, and to every guestroom. The dual-purpose property doubles as an art gallery, and launched its “Annex Murals” exhibit in 2018 with 15 hand-painted rooms boasting the work of some of Chicago’s most celebrated urban artists, including Asend, JC Rivera and Eloo. Today, all 116 rooms at the hotel have been painted with street murals, becoming some of the most distinctive lodging spaces in the city.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
Recently, Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, located off the West Coast of Grenada, underwent a renovation project to make the Protected Area even better for travelers to explore.
Get ahead of the game and start collecting holiday gifts for your loved ones. With the mayhem of store sales and busy parking lots, check out these gift ideas for the traveler in your family; these can all be purchased from the comfort of your home.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
Soneva Fushi in the Maldives unveils its latest offering for adventurous guests. Flying Sauces is the world’s first fine-dining zip line experience.