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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 Lifetime. Now is the time to experience it!

No other US company is offering this particular trek with Yamaan Safady, the Jordanian adventure guide who pioneered the route and established himself by living with the Bedouins for months, gaining their trust and cooperation. 

I was one of the first to travel with Yamaan on this trek, along with 7 other intrepid Wildland travelers. This is one of those trips that I will never forget, I just love the country, the culture, the people. 

Here's a gallery from my trip to Jordan, which includes photos from the Wildland travelers that accompanied me on this epic adventure. 

Keeping it wild,

Sherry Howland
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