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The Great Escape: Month 83 Roundup thumbnail

How can one even begin to sum up a month like this? I guess I say it was one of those dream come true trips for me. The longer you travel, the harder it can be to feel that wild rush you got the first time you got on a plane. Lately, I felt like I’d…

Is The Dead Sea Dying? thumbnail

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea. — Isak Dinesen Is the Dead Sea dying? Clever sensationalist headlines often claim so, and driving through the the banks of what was once underwater certainly insinuates it might be. Like for many of the voracious travelers in my Vibe Israel group, visiting the…

Life In The Lowest Place On Earth: Discovering The Dead Sea Tree thumbnail

The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. — Jules Verne It’s not up for debate anymore — Instagram has changed the way we travel. Take Peru. I spent three entire months there in 2013, traveling the country top to bottom, and never once did I hear of a place called Rainbow Mountain. Not…

Diving Where Few Women Have Dived Before: Scuba Diving in the Dead Sea thumbnail

“Diving where few men have dived before.” It was months before my trip to The Middle East, and I’d come across an article about scuba diving in the infamously lifeless Dead Sea. Where few men have dived before? What about the ladies! In that moment, I became dead set on diving in the Dead Sea. I…

Diving the Red, Dead, and Med: A Guide to Diving Israel’s Three Seas thumbnail

Israel: it doesn’t exactly spring to mind when considering the world’s top dive destinations. It doesn’t have world-class reefs, fleets of liveaboards, or wildly abundant marine life. But it does have something I haven’t found anywhere else in the world: the ability to, if the conditions are right, dive three seas in as many days. The…

Why I Traveled to The Land of Milk and Honey thumbnail

­­ It’s interesting, isn’t it: out of the thirty-eight countries I’ve been blessed to visit, this is the first one I really feel the pressure to explain my desire to travel to. The majority of the world associates Israel with two things: religion, and politics. I don’t shy away from either, here on Meihoukai in Wanderland…