Nov 6, 2014 Palestinian Territories
There are some things in life that just sound right. Peanut butter and jelly. Sunlounge and cocktails. Christmas and Bethlehem. And who could resist celebrating Christmas Eve where it all began some 2000 years ago. A small, unassuming town where a baby w…
Jun 10, 2014 Israel
While it’s a popular destination as a religious pilgrimage, many people would not place Israel at the top of their holiday destination list. This controversial country unjustly has more negative press coverage than it deserves. It's actually a living hist…
Sep 25, 2013 Israel
We visited Tel Aviv briefly in 2007 and spent a few short hours in Jaffa so I was excited to be heading back, this time for a bit longer. Here’s a brief overview of the things we did in Tel Aviv that you might also enjoy.
Aug 19, 2013 Israel
In most places we visit our “where to eat” posts are super popular. Often the staples of Israel can be confusing to a new timer. So instead of focusing on where to eat, we thought a “what to eat” might help more. If you’ve never tried any of this before, …
Aug 14, 2013 Israel
It’s such a big city with so much to do. It will have your head spinning. Since you may not have 2 months to enjoy the Holy Land I have prepared our must-see things to do in Jerusalem to make life so much easier for you. Enjoy!
Aug 6, 2013 Israel
On our second day in Nazareth we decided to do the popular Golan Heights tour. This included popular Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Banias Nature Reserve, Mount Bental & the Sea of Galilee- where Jesus (I couldn't) walked on water.
Aug 5, 2013 Israel
A cliffside monastery, 5000+ year old ruins and pink domed churches. All in a day when travelling the hop-on-hop-off Nazareth to Jerusalem.
Aug 3, 2013 Israel
It’s not everyday we get to sit back and relax on a long drive. Our Hop On Hop Off journey from Jerusalem to Nazareth.
Aug 1, 2013 Jordan
Looking up at the legendary “Treasury”, the intimidating hand-carved façade shaded from the scorching mid-day desert sun by the surrounding sandstone cliff, it was easy to understand why it belonged in the New Seven Wonders. One word could only describe i…
Aug 1, 2013 Israel
Why is a fortress that was built by Muslims in the 1200’s named after a Biblical character? Who knows! But this ancient ruin is definitely one of the best preserved icons in Israel and probably one of the most underrated due to it’s remote location. But t…
Jul 28, 2013 Israel
It’s not very often we are so shocked by our own misconceptions of a town. Clearly, we didn’t know about the surprise that awaited us in Nazareth.
Jul 28, 2013 Israel
I’ll admit it. I made the classic traveller’s mistake of not doing enough research before visiting a new town, in this case, Mitzpe Ramon. Erin already had done her reading and knew exactly what to expect, but I was in the dark. This was going to be the b…
Jul 24, 2013 Israel
After a rough few days the royal treatment was just what we needed and where else could we expect that then in Eilat, on the Red Sea, at the Hilton. You won't believe the temperature though...
Jul 23, 2013 Israel
We’ve had our share of great luck travelling the world. We made it 3 years and 3 months into my son’s life before his first major accident. We’ve managed to get sultanas out of his nose, tacks out of his throat and dealt with more than our fair share of e…
Jul 21, 2013 Palestinian Territories
It wasn’t that I was looking for peace. But I did expect some kind of “wow” moment. Some kind of spiritual release or holy epiphany. After all, Jesus was my Saviour too. Instead there is only one reason I would go back to Bethlehem and it doesn’t have any…
Jul 19, 2013 Israel
You could see their brains working – tick, tick, tick. The confusion behind my daughter’s bright blue eyes as she considered what we had just said. Were we joking? Did we mean it? Could they really pick up mud and put it all over themselves, play with it,…
Jul 18, 2013 Israel
Join us in the markets of Jerusalem for a cooking tour & on a walk through the Old City & its four quarters. Guess which one is free?
Jul 17, 2013 Israel
We have never stayed in a hostel. Not in my time travelling as a solo. Not in my time travelling as a couple. And never with kids. In my mind hostels are roaches and thin mattresses, drunken people making too much noise and shady characters stealing your …
Jul 16, 2013 Israel
Our introduction to Israel. Where we stayed, what we drove, what we ate & a few minor details, like bacon, sleeveless tops and shop-free-zone Saturday.
Pittsfield: The Perfect End To Our US Trip | Moscow: The Not So Great Middle | Israel: Family Welcome
Jul 12, 2013 Northeast, USA
We were blessed to have relatives who recently brought and renovated a lake house in Pittsfield. It seemed the perfect end to our US trip. Plus details of our flight to Moscow & then Israel.