From river canyons to desert castles, these destinations are unmissable.
Just down the road from Petra find a site with fewer tourists and remarkable first century ceiling frescoes.
I have never been so often out of my comfort zone, mostly in a good way.
In the footsteps of Moses, you can trek all 650 kilometres of the ancient Jordan Trail or design shorter versions.
In the end I can't resist. I decide to taste it. And it's disgusting.
One country, surrounded by conflict, remains blissfully peaceful and safe - and is enjoying a boom in tourist numbers.
Including crystal cliffs, messages from ancient civilisations and a newborn camel.