Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far

As I just begin to plan a major pub crawl on a big reunion day with the lads in London during the World Cup, it’s a good moment to recollect the top 10 pub crawls from my travels, some I’ve told before on Don’t Stop Living, some I haven’t yet shared. These have been absolutely Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Helping Prepare Shakshuka for Brunch in Jerusalem, Israel

This is the second part in a “brunch fest” we experienced while backpacking in Jerusalem in Israel recently. When you stay at the fantastic Abraham Hostel, the amount of different activities you can try and the range of foods available is amazing. Just thinking about it makes me miss the Israeli food. It comes with Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Helping Prepare Shakshuka for Brunch in Jerusalem, Israel[…]

Exploring the Tiger Cave and Qeshet Cave in Northern Israel

After a thrilling reunion with my Israeli friends Natali and Alex, where we did an oil lamps tour in Caesarea, we stayed a few days in Haifa on the Mediterannean Coast of Israel. The second day was another eventful one and we arose early for a trip north to check out some caves in Northern Read more about Exploring the Tiger Cave and Qeshet Cave in Northern Israel[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: A Free Drink for Telling a Backpacker Story in Jerusalem, Israel

The thing about travel which appeals the most is surely the experiences you have. They are more than the place, they are more than the food and they are more than the people. When I was staying in the awesome Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem, I found out they have a really cool “Backpacker Travel Stories” Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: A Free Drink for Telling a Backpacker Story in Jerusalem, Israel[…]

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Backpacking in Jaffa, Israel: Top 10 Sights on a FREE Tour

Jaffa sits on the Mediterranean Sea on Israel’s west coast and it’s a city in its own right, despite the fact that these days Jaffa and Tel Aviv pretty much sit side by side and blur into one. Jaffa is one of the oldest settlements around and has been ruled by Turks, Egyptians and Jews Read more about Backpacking in Jaffa, Israel: Top 10 Sights on a FREE Tour[…]

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A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel

Have you ever heard of the Druze people? Well maybe you have, but probably not, as neither had I until I ended up staying with a couple of great friends, Natali and Alex in their home in Haifa in Israel. We hit backpacking pretty hard again in Israel, going through towns and cities a lot Read more about A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Abraham Hostel Pub Crawl in Jerusalem, Israel

It was time for another crazy pub crawl on my travel corridor! I’ve had some crazy ones down the years, notably Buenos Aires, New York, London and Christchurch. But how about a night on the town in Israel’s ice cool capital city. It had to be done and thanks to the awesome guys at the Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Abraham Hostel Pub Crawl in Jerusalem, Israel[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Browsing in the Mahaneh Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, Israel

I spent just over 5 days backpacking in Jerusalem, Israel’s quite unique and cultured capital city. This place rocked, and as cheap backpackers we made a nosedive for the Mahaneh Yehuda Market every day on our visit to Jerusalem. It was that good a market, and you can pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Browsing in the Mahaneh Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, Israel[…]