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[…]

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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[…]

Backpacking in Israel and Palestine: Best Restaurants in Jerusalem

When you are visiting Israel or Palestine, it’s a good idea to sample the food as well as take in the sights. Israeli and Palestinian cuisine is a melting pot of flavors from all over the world: Middle Eastern, American, Indian, Moroccan, and Eastern European, among others. It would be a mistake to skip trying Read more about Backpacking in Israel and Palestine: Best Restaurants in Jerusalem[…]

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Backpacking in Israel: Top 5 Sights in Haifa

We spent 4 days hanging out in Haifa on the west coast of Israel and the story went back a few years. While backpacking in New Zealand in 2010 I met a cool Israeli couple. Three years later and we met up again. After spending our first day and night in the Port Inn in Read more about Backpacking in Israel: Top 5 Sights in Haifa[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Buffet Lunch at Mizra Kibbutz, Israel

I really can’t wait until I write properly about my time spent on an Israeli Kibbutz. It was such a cool, off the wall experience totally against what I expected and yet another travel memory that will last forever. I was staying with Caroline in Mizra Kibbutz, as we were attending my friend Haya’s wedding Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Buffet Lunch at Mizra Kibbutz, Israel[…]

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Top Reasons to Visit Israel this Year

Israel is a very small country and you can travel across most of it in a day at a push, though I spent 3 weeks there (and also 3/4 days backpacking in Palestine). On your visit, you’ll see landmarks dating back to antiquity and signs marking the modern country’s connection to its Biblical past. They Read more about Top Reasons to Visit Israel this Year[…]

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: Shabbat Dinner in Jerusalem, Israel.

Friday’s Featured Food: Shabbat Dinner in Jerusalem, Israel

A long overdue article on here today and one I have been buzzing about for a brace of years – Shabbat dinner in Jerusalem, Israel. One thing shocked me when I was in Israel – the food! It’s amazing, it’s healthy, it’s nutritious, it’s plentiful and it’s diverse. Which is completely the opposite from I Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Shabbat Dinner in Jerusalem, Israel[…]

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