Category: Israel and Palestine

  • LGBT-friendly travel: The best cities in the world to be queer

    LGBT-friendly travel: The best cities in the world to be queer

    There are a lot of countries around the world where being gay is widely accepted. But there are only some cities that feel like a year-round pride parade. These cities are progressive, fun, and great for couples or singles looking to immerse themselves in the local gay culture. Here are the best destinations for LGBT-friendly…

  • Travel in 2021 and beyond

    Travel in 2021 and beyond

    We’re almost a year into a pandemic-induced cataclysmic shift in the way we live, and travel will likely never be the same. As vaccines begin to roll out in countries all over the world, we’re seeing a light at the end of the tunnel of this coronavirus hell. What does that mean for travel in…

  • Top 10 places you can’t visit in 2020

    Top 10 places you can’t visit in 2020

    Is anyone else tired of travel websites and their destination listicles this year? Read the room, Lonely Planet. It’s like being bludgeoned by a list of fall’s best desserts when you’re diabetic. So in honor of my tone deaf peers, I present to you an honest list of the top 10 places you can’t visit…

  • Travel rewind: Fear and rapture in Israel and Palestine

    Travel rewind: Fear and rapture in Israel and Palestine

    You never know when the vacation you’re most afraid of will end up being one of your favorites. Israel was never high on my list of places to visit, but my now-fiancée Steph was hellbent on taking me. Looking back on it, it probably wasn’t the best idea to visit during a high-profile event like…

  • The good anticipation before a trip

    The good anticipation before a trip

    I recently wrote about the feelings of dread I had before I visited Sri Lanka, a trip that ended up being far worse than I expected. (And that was before authorities slept on intelligence that could have prevented almost 300 people from getting blown up on Easter. Give Sri Lanka a pass, boys and girls.)…

  • How to spend a day in Bethlehem

    How to spend a day in Bethlehem

    One of the most visited cities in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank is Bethlehem. It’s a short 30-minute bus ride from Jerusalem, and whether you’re staying overnight or not, the small town of Bethlehem is ideal for one day of sightseeing. These are some of the things not to miss. The Church of…