Approximately 2 years ago, Wildland Adventures joined with the Jordan Tourism Bureau of North America, ExOfficio, and an extraordinary Jordanian trekking guide named Yamaan Safady to launch a new adventure travel trip through Jordan and Petra. But not your typical tour! Yamaan came to us with a new idea, a 50-mile trek through the breathtaking wadis and high places of Jordan, terminating in the amazing ruins of Petra. Our sponsoring team sent photographer Peter Potterfield along to document the journey, hosted by Jordan Tourism Board’s Catherine Porterfield. How were we to guess that, in a very short time hence, Catherine would be moving to Jordan permanently…as Yamaan’s wife! We heartily congratulate both of them, and took this as an opportunity to ask Catherine about her new life as an American in Jordan. We hope all of our current and future Jordan travelers will find her observations helpful, enlightening, and an invitation for everyone to visit this spectacular and hospitable land!