My wife and I and two sons (20, 22) are considering a trip to Egypt and Jordan late Dec/ early Jan. Travels in Jordan would include Aquaba, Wadi Rum, Petra, Madaba and Amman. Some folks here in the US (who I'm sure are not that knowledgeable) say that it might not be very safe for Amercians to be touring in Jordan. Other stuff I read indicates that it is for sure safe. So I am wondering what others who have some experience think about travel safety in Jorday. Please let me know what you think.