» Travel

Recipe for happiness: go places, take too many photos, then blog about it. Repeat as necessary.

Israel, Day Ten: Tel Aviv-ing on a Jet Plane

It took some effort for everyone to drag themselves out of bed on our last day in Israel, but since we went from relaxing at the hotel straight to relaxing in the Mediterranean, there weren’t any complaints. For the sleepier … Read More

Israel, Day Eight: Bedouin It Wrong

After a very brief night’s sleep,1 we were back on the bus. We drove through the desert just before dawn, intent on making it up Masada before sunrise. Since we left the hotel several minutes late, this became a greater … Read More

Israel, Day Seven: Yad Vashem

Last night I struggled with the idea of writing about Yad Vashem, Jerusalem’s Holocaust museum, for several reasons. First, my posts about Israel thus far have been serious at times, but mostly full of jokes, puns, and some light kvetching. … Read More

Israel, Day Six: Oh Well, Kotel

I made a valiant effort to ignore my sprained ankle for most of the trip, my physical therapist’s voice echoing in my ear like a tiny, resistance band-wielding conscience. But when the first activity of day six was announced–and it … Read More

Israel, Day Five: I Know Jew Are, But What Am I?

It’s amazing what a full night of sleep can do. I woke up Saturday morning knowing exactly where everything in my bag was, which made getting dressed much easier than previous mornings. I successfully navigated my way to the basement … Read More

Israel, Day Four: Shuk, Shabbat, Shimmy

I just had a discussion with Erin about how to write day four, which culminated in: “My takeaway from this day of birthright can’t just be ‘I had mulberries, they were good.’” She laughed, but provided no suggestions. My day … Read More

Israel, Day Three: Tzfat’s What She Said

I ate! I ate the hotel food! That’s right, I had weird, gloopy macaroni and cheese for breakfast.1 Against all odds (and weather forecasts) it was raining outside.2 We scuttled onto the bus and headed out over the hills. Our … Read More

1 2 3 4 8