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April 21, 2015 , 12 Comments

Tel Aviv. One of my favorite cities in the world (not just because my best friend happens to live there). It is a city I have been to three times […]

Group tours: are they worth it?

September 17, 2014 , 9 Comments

I’ve been on a few group tours in my day. During this most recent little jaunt from Thailand to Europe I went on three of these outings. The fir ...

The battle for hope in Hebron: the dual narrative tour

July 7, 2014 , 22 Comments

A loud bang permeates the air, reverberating through the empty spaces in the crowded desert city. We jump, but not too much. A few hours earlier, our ...

Where to stay in Jerusalem: Abraham Hostel

June 30, 2014 , 14 Comments

When it comes to hostels, I tend to think bigger isn’t better. Why? Well, in my experience, the more people crammed into hostels, the more chanc ...

  • Behind the wall of Bethlehem
    June 26, 2014 , 24 Comments

    We see it before we even “arrive” to Bethlehem, a massive, concrete wall spanning as far as the eye can see, rolling up and down hills and into the horizon. [...]

  • Driving in Israel
    June 18, 2014 , 6 Comments

    I tentatively press my foot on the gas in the black Mazda. Oh so tentatively. “Oh my god,” I saw to Giselle and Cody, who somehow have agreed to be [...]

  • Airport security and Israel
    June 16, 2014 , 14 Comments

    I’ve been to Israel three times now — twice in the span of one year. Other than getting asked if it is safe to travel there (yes, it is and [...]

  • Eternally happy in Tel Aviv
    May 22, 2014 , 2 Comments

    We sit, tucked into a little patio just east of Ben Yehuda Street, and down the road from Gordon Inn in Tel Aviv, where I am staying for the night. Across [...]

  • This time will be different
    May 21, 2014 , 4 Comments

    “This time Israel will be different.” I tell everyone who will listen to me, not really for them, but to remind myself how much I have changed. “This time, I’m going [...]

  • 2013: Life-changing moments as an expat
    December 12, 2013 , 28 Comments

    “Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes/Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear/ Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes/How do you measure, measure a year?” — RENT, Jonathan Larson [ ...

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