Travel Nightmares No. 1: That One Time When I Was Interrogated At The Israeli Border

Traveling is all fun and games until a young man wearing a hot pink polo, ray bans, and a pair of Hollister flip flops comes up to you with an AK-47 and asks you to follow him into a lonely room in the corner of the border patrol station. Yep, that happened, sketchy right?

Whelp here’s how it all went down.

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7 Must See Attractions In Jordan

Okay, so you are planning your very first trip to Jordan. With the several attractions on either side of the country, you are probably overwhelmed with many ideas about how to best manage your travel agenda.

Jordan is a playground to say the least. Whether you are looking for history, exquisite food or never ending outdoor adventure, Jordan truly has is all.

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8 Facts About Female Travel In Jordan


As a young American female I am used to being told that it is never safe to travel alone anywhere, let alone a foreign country. For the most part, many people think I am crazy for traveling alone. This makes me 100%  more motivated to continue traveling solo and hopefully motivate other women to do the same!

In 2012 when I decided to take my first trip to Jordan I was completely in the dark. I had never been to the Middle East and knew nothing about the culture aside from what I had seen on TV.

After hearing countless rumors about the culture, treatment of women, how to dress and so on, I felt completely unsure how to prepare for my journey. I was panicked trying to decide what to wear, what to pack and how to act in a country with a culture so drastically and entirely different from my own.

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How The Media Influences The Way We See The World

On September 11, 2001, I was 11 years old at another typical day of middle school when the twin towers of New York City were abruptly hit. The entire school went silent and tears filled our eyes.

My dad was in New York at the time catching a flight back home to Denver when we were informed of the attack. My mother pulled me out of school and notified me what had happened.

My dad was nowhere to be found and his phone was going straight to voicemail.  Desperate for answers, we turned to the television for news. With emotions running high, we watched and waited for something to help us understand the situation.

Instantly we were flashed images that would haunt us indefinitely. People were jumping out of burning windows, children were screaming and others were searching through debris for bodies of loved ones.

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