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Etihad Brings Back The Glam To Flying

Etihad Brings Back The Glam To Flying
Just imagine. I’m getting ready to board a 16 hour flight from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles and I’m actually looking forward it; not just getting home to Anne, but actually to the inflight experience on Etihad Airlines , the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates. It’s one of the best in-flight services now, especially in Business Class, but it is soon going to take flying to entirely new heights: Etihad is bringing the glamor, along with the comfort, back to the skies with their new aircraft and enhanced in-flight services. I traveled to Abu Dahbi with the head of the North American sales office for Etihad, Patrick Dunne, who took me to the Etihad Innovation Center, a full size, walk-through reconstruction of the new A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft cabins, including mock-ups of The Residence by Etihad™ and the new First Apartments and First Suites. Our walk-through also...
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Walking With Conquerors and Shepherds

  2014 is going to be an exciting year for adventure travelers and I couldn't be more excited our Bedouin trek to Petra. I’m drawn to this trip because it is unlike anything else being offered. The opportunity to camp with Bedouins under the starry desert skies, sipping tea around a campfire, tracing timeless paths through the mind-blowing landscape of Jordan and ultimately arriving into the “back door” of Petra, the magnificent Monastery, away from the hordes of day-trippers. Well, not everyone gets to do that!  What excites me is introducing our Wild travelers to an ancient culture and place that too often is overlooked due to the “noisy neighbors” surrounding Jordan. Jordan is a jewel of a destination, and accessing it by foot, through the beautiful sandstone desert, is something few adventure travelers ever experience. Our Bedouin trek to Petra was named among National Geographic’s 50 Tours of a...
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Wildland guide Yamaan Safady is a class act!

Excitement reigns from Seattle to Amman after National Geographic Traveler recognized our Bedouin Trek To Petra as one of the "50 Tours of a Lifetime" because it truly delivers that kind of experience. Our guide, Yamaan Safady, is so excited to share this trip with more Wildland trekkers. His friends and family in Jordan made a cake for him and he wrote this classy note to us in Seattle: " I wanted to make sure to write a note on this important, and what I hope will be game changing day for us all!! To see my name, linked to your well respected adventure travel company, in National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Trips of a Lifetime list, I am truly humbled. Obviously you had passed along the news that this was coming, but to see it now printed is a whole new feeling… I value our partnership and have had such...
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Meet Yamaan Safady, Petra Trekking Guide Extraordinaire

A short retrospective in pictures, video and words from our travelers on our Bedouin Trek to Petra :  Our Petra trek group with Bedouin staff in camp. I loved the Feynan Ecolodge in the Dana Reserve! Beautiful location, ambience, a great way to start the trek. Magic. A perfect introduction.  Also the wadi rum permanent camp was a fantastic memory. Feynan Ecolodge: "A wonderful stay and an excellent example of  how tourism, the land, the people and nature can be combined. A real highlight of Jordan!"  The experience of trekking through the desert and arriving at Petra via the monastery was so special. We toured Petra throughout the day and saw the Treasury at five pm, with very few people around, in gorgeous light. Hiking out that late afternoon through the canyon gorge to our Movenpick hotel after the full day at Petra is an indelible memory. The constant Bedouin...
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Nat Geo Honors Bedouin Trek to Petra

  Excitement reigns/rains at Wildland Adventures this week! For the fifth time, National Geographic Traveler has named one of our trips among its “50 Tours of a Lifetime!” Our Bedouin Trek to Petra claimed its place on the list, and this is indeed a well-deserved honor. Our trekking guide extraordinaire, Yamaan Safady , offers Wildland Adventurers a unique and privileged exploration of his ancient country and its history. This is an exhilarating journey through a spectacular landscape rarely seen by outsiders capped by entry to the fabled Nabatean city of Petra via the breathtaking Monastery. Perhaps equally important, Yamaan introduces travelers to today’s Jordan, a dynamic kingdom of mixed cultures and inhabitants, both strikingly modern yet timeless all at once. Jordan retains its place as a vital crossroads of humanity even today. I invite you to join us and Yamaan on that path this year, and find out why National...
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