After spending a few days in Amman, Albert and I packed up the little Hyundai we rented from Budget and headed to the furthest point south in Jordan, Aqaba. Situated on the Gulf of Aqaba and bordered by Saudi Arabia and Israel, with Egypt off in the horizon, Aqaba has a desert climate and makes a perfect escape in the colder months.
It’s that time of year when all the major travel publications publish their lists of places you should consider traveling to for the upcoming year. These lists provide travelers with knowledge of what the travel industry sees as the next set of big destinations. Three well-known travel publications, Lonely Planet, Travel & Leisure, and AFAR have recently published theirs.