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ramon crater

“This isn’t a crater. It’s a makhtesh .” It sure looked like a crater to me, at least as I’m standing at the top of Mount Negev, peaking over a 45-foot (14-meter) cliff ledge. That I’ll be descending into. Backward with a rope (hopefully) ensuring I don’t fall to my death. This should be fun.…

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eilat

My first thoughts of Eilat are that it looks like your typical seaside city, shop and restaurant-filled beachfront promenades, big brand resorts and sidewalks filled with tanned smiling tourists. After being in Jerusalem, I feel like I’ve gone from the US to Israel back to the US, and I’m not sure how I feel about…

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jordan photos

Looking through my Jordan photos, I immediately stop at this one. I can still feel the separating of sand under my flip flops, and how I cursed myself for such a poor footwear choice for a hike. The smell in the air was warm, if that could be a smell, a mix of tea laced…

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things to do in israel

Israel’s most cosmopolitan city may be small, but it’s packed with great things to see and do. Here are a few things to do in Tel Aviv to experience the quirkier side of the city. Stock Up On Spices At Levinsky Market Most tourists head straight to the famous Carmel Market to experience that famous…

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feynan ecolodge

Sometimes an average hotel just won’t cut it. Your accommodation is one of the most influential parts of your vacation, with the potential to enhance your experience in a profound way. For those traveling to Jordan, there are an array of experiential hotels that allow visitors a glimpse into local culture in an eco-friendly way.…

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For those wanting to visit the Middle East but are nervous, Jordan is an excellent choice. The country is much more stable than its neighbors, with people who are proud of where they come from. In fact, it wasn’t uncommon for shop keepers to hand me Jordan-inspired pins and trinkets free of charge, excited to…

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