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We Heart Israel

Israel was thrilling, exciting and completely spontaneous. The diversity of people living in Jerusalem made for the most incredible people watching-this is a HUB of culture as everyone from Orthodox Jews with the traditional big black hats and curly sideburns, to Muslim people in their beautiful scarves, to Ethiopians, and every culture you can imagine [...]

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The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions: One Side of the Story

Israel is a country with a lot going for it. We would go back there in a heartbeat – it was such an incredible place. But it is also important to know, that underneath all of the positives there is a very big issue here: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has been taking place since the [...]

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We’re in Israel, But You Can’t Prove It!

A passport full of stamps from all the countries you have entered and exited is one of the greatest souvenirs a traveller can possess. Shawna actually received a Liechtenstein stamp back in July when she went for a solo bike ride across the Austrian border. When she came back and bragged about her stamp, I [...]

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Things to Eat, Smoke, and Do in Amman, Jordan

Although our time in Jordan was short (a mere 10 days), we were able to experience a lot while we were there… we floated in the Dead Sea (and spoiled ourselves at the Movenpick Resort), we went to the Feynan Ecolodge (and spoiled ourselves again!), and we toured the lost city of Petra. And when [...]

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Feynan Ecolodge-Paradise By The Candlelights

“When in Jordan”…as we mentioned in our earlier post about the Dead Sea, Jordan is by no means a cheap backpacker country. But if you’re willing to spend the dinars, which we decided we were, there are lots of amazing adventures to be had. I came across Feynan Ecolodge while reading about Jordan on the [...]

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Petra in Pictures

Without a doubt, the most incredible treasure in all of Jordan, is Petra. I won’t give you a major history lesson about this ancient city. That is something you can google (See, I just did half the work for you!) However, if you are looking for a Reader’s Digest version, here it is: The ancient [...]

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