Category: Israel and Palestine

  • Tips for visiting Israel

    Tips for visiting Israel

    Israel is definitely one of the most interesting vacations I’ve ever taken. It has a whole lot to offer that should put it at the top of anyone’s bucket list. But there are some important things to know when planning travel to Israel to make your trip go as smoothly as possible. Some of these…

  • The joy of traveling for Eurovision

    The joy of traveling for Eurovision

    Though most Americans have never heard of it, the Eurovision Song Contest is the longest-running international televised competition, and one of the longest running TV shows in the world. It’s been held annually since 1956, and has an international viewership as high as 600 million. For context, that’s about six times the average number of…

  • Getting weed in Tel Aviv

    Getting weed in Tel Aviv

    Continuing the trend of sharing local drug tips for places I’ve never actually gotten high, I bring you everything you need to know about getting weed in Tel Aviv. It’s surprisingly easy to buy and widely available – you just need to download the Telegram app. I’m surprised this system hasn’t caught on elsewhere. Is…

  • An atheist in the Holy Land

    An atheist in the Holy Land

    Each year, millions of people travel to holy sites around the world to get closer to their chosen deities. One of the most important cities for religious pilgrimages is Jerusalem. The religious and spiritual significance of visiting Israel is largely lost on someone like me who believes that organized religion is a whole lot of…

  • Seeing Jerusalem in one day

    Seeing Jerusalem in one day

    With its gorgeous stone streets and complex religious history, Jerusalem is one of the best reasons to visit Israel. Though it’s is an interesting and vibrant city with more to do than you would expect, it is theoretically possible to see its main highlights in one day. If you’re not spending the night, here is how…

  • Things to do in Tel Aviv

    Things to do in Tel Aviv

    Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital of cool, and though there aren’t a whole lot of tourist sites to see, there are so many interesting neighborhoods and markets that you could spend a week here, only dedicating yourself to one small area of the city and still feel like there isn’t enough time. These are some…