Last of the unmapped world: Google trekkers in Petra

When Street View 
came to Britain, an entire country looked itself up. Today its reach knows — almost — no limits. Google has sent trekkers to unchartered corners of the globe. Their latest mission? To map Jordan’s ancient city of Petra. Lena Corner was the only journalist to join them. Photography by Kate Peters

Six hours from London: Amman

Mysterious Jordan is just a six hour flight from London. Chris Leadbeater gives his tips for making the most of the city and beyond

Open-jaw travel: Abu Dhabi to Muscat or Tel Aviv to Amman

Simon Calder breaks down two 'open-jaw' itineraries that take in multiple Middle Eastern cities, flying into one airport and out from another

Six curious winter breaks

Forget the usual suspects, here Joanne O'Connor uncovers this winter's hottest off-the-radar destinations. And all of them are just a short-haul flight from the UK

City hot spots: Downtown Amman

Jordan's capital has some surprising gems in its downtown area. Caroline Egan picks the best spots for a taste of Jordanian culture

10 of the best family adventures

Emily Payne rounds up a flurry of imaginative family holidays inspired by classic stories from page and screen

Jordan: the next big 'it' destination?

Jordan ain't half hot right now — thanks to its plush hotels, rich history and an upcoming Star Trek theme park, says Angelina Villa-Clarke

Jordan: Living history

Jordan is well known for its ancient attractions. Now it's offering breathtaking nature trails and divine spas, says Angelina Villa-Clarke