My newest guidebook for Lonely Planet has just hit the bookshelves. I researched and wrote two thirds of the new guide to Jordan last year, spending two months on the road in the country – a month apiece sandwiched either side of Ramadan. For the second month, I rented an apartment in Amman next door to my old flat just off Rainbow Street. It was lovely to spend a few weeks pretending I still lived in the city!
There’s some lovely new stuff in this edition, highlighting how Jordanian tourism continues to adapt to its regional challenges. We have extensive coverage of the Jordan Trail hiking route that runs the length of the country, the new community tourism projects in Umm Qais overseen by the energetic Baraka Destinations, and the newly re-opened Shaumari Wildlife Reserve in the east, where you can go on safari to see wild oryx, once regionally extinct but making a slow return thanks to a captive breeding project.
Lonely Planet Jordan is available to buy direct from LP here, or wherever books are sold in print or ebook formats.