Norcross to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport; a simple enough 45 minute journey. A man in a roughed up Honda pulls up to the hotel (more like motel), we pack in my small bag and head off to the airport to New York City. Little did I know I would meet the Afghan Uber Driver Who Touched My Heart. Continue reading “Afghan Uber Driver Who Touched My Heart”
Traveling alone as a woman in Jordan was one of the best experiences I have had traveling overseas. I had a lot of time to roam the country in all directions! There is so much to see and do in Jordan that I quite literally ran out of time. I am sharing my itinerary here with some tips for each place on what to see and do in Jordan! Continue reading “What to See and Do in Jordan!”
I had a wonderful experience traveling to Jordan as a woman alone. I came in from Dubai and recommend this archaeologically and culturally rich, friendly country as part of any trip to the Middle East. A portion of my trip fell during Eid al-Adha, which made for a more enriching experience (although quite a few shops and restaurants closed during the day!).
I enjoy traveling alone. I find I am more open to meeting new people and learning about their culture, I feel more adventurous and get a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction from exploring a new part of the world by myself. The Middle East was relatively popular for Westerners to visit until security concerns became more prominent than interest in the region. The Middle East still offers incredible food, cultural experiences and amazing sites to see and I have found that with a few precautions, I feel very comfortable traveling alone to the Middle East. Women traveling alone to the Middle East can feel secure with a few precautions and common sense measures. Continue reading “Women Traveling Alone to the Middle East – Tips for a Worry-Free Trip”
In the Fall of 2015, I took a trip to the Middle East, starting in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and traveling through many parts of Jordan (details in another post!) The most common question I am asked is not, “did you enjoy it?” or “what was your favorite part?”. Counter to common belief, women traveling alone to the Emirates can have an enjoyable and wonderful trip!
Sadly, the most frequently asked question was “weren’t you afraid? Especially alone?” One of the first things you’ll notice when chatting with “locals” is most aren’t local at all, but expats who never left. That removes a bit of the cultural aspect, but there is still plenty to see. Continue reading “Women Traveling Alone to the Emirates – Dubai & Abu Dhabi: Story & Tips!”