Follow #SafeME on Twitter for updates on Egypt/Jordan trip

Tonight I’m heading to Cairo for a six-day trip to Egypt and Jordan. I’ll be accompanying the presidents of leading US travel associations as we meet with tourism officials in Amman and Cairo, and visit iconic destinations like Petra and the Giza pyramids.

The “Restoring the Journey” trip is an opportunity for US travel leaders to show their support for Middle East tourism, and to investigate travel safety concerns in Egypt and Jordan.

I’ll be posting updates on Twitter and Facebook throughout the week. Look for the hashtag #SafeME (“Safe Middle East”) on Twitter.

Several bloggers are currently traveling in Jordan and Egypt, or plan to head there soon (see below for a  list). Their websites are a great source of information for travelers considering a trip to the region.

For more information on the “Restoring the Journey” trip, read my prior post, “Is it safe to travel to Egypt and Jordan?

The Amman, Jordan skyline

The Amman, Jordan skyline. (Photo courtesy of Visit Jordan)

Resources for travelers

Jordan appears to be the latest blogger hotspot; a number of influential travel bloggers are heading there in the coming months. The following list includes several bloggers who are visiting Egypt and Jordan in April and May. Stay tuned to their websites for photos and posts about their Middle East trips.

If you are a blogger who has written about Jordan or Egypt, feel free to add a link to your blog in the “comments” field.

Giulia of “Travel Reportage

Michael of “Go See Write”

JD of “earthXplorer”

Ken of “Ken Kaminesky”

Janice of “Solo Traveler Blog”

Dave and Deb of “The Planet D”

Jeanne of “SoulTravelers3”

Matt of “Land Lopers”

Nellie of “Wild Junket”

Do you have any questions or concerns about traveling to Jordan and Egypt?

Leave a comment below, and I’ll be sure to address your concerns when we meet with tourism officials!

About Leslie Koch

I'm a New Yorker with a passion for travel and art. I founded after returning from a year-long backpacking trip around the world. Find me on Twitter at @leslietravel.