Westin Mina Seyahi Resort & Marina – Great Dubai Resort!

To say that Dubai has a ton of  hotels would be an understatement.  I believe there are almost 600 hotels in this city state that covers 1,588 square miles, that’s roughly the size of Rhode Island which covers an area of 1,544 square miles.  And the hotel count...

Family Weekend In Aqaba, Jordan

Whenever we’re in Jordan we try to spend at least a few days at one of the beachfront resorts in Aqaba.  It’s about a 4 – 4 1/2 drive from Amman via the Desert Highway or a 3 hour drive from the Dead Sea via the Dead Sea Road. (There are buses and...

Great Eats in Dubai

One thing for sure when visiting Dubai, you will never go hungry.  There are so many restaurants in town I’m pretty sure you’ll find something to suit you, unless you have a hankering for Sweet & Sour Pork or a rack of baby back ribs that is. (Pork is...

A Family Day Trip To Petra Jordan

This summer we took my daughter and grandchildren to visit the ancient Nabataean city of Petra in Jordan.  It has changed quite a bit since my visit back in the spring of 2007. I guess being named 2nd. in the New 7 Wonders list in July 2007 brought about the changes,...

Must See Highlights of Petra, Jordan

Voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in a competition held by the New 7 Wonders Foundation there’s no doubt that Petra is the Crown Jewel of Jordan’s many ancient historic sites. Ancient Petra, also know as the Rose-Red City ( It was described as...