Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01
You are currently reading posts about:

Israel

The Top Ten Differences Between Burning Man and Midburn thumbnail

Walking onto the Midburn playa, deep in the Negev Desert in Israel, it was hard not to feel I’d entered a space portal and somehow magically been transported to Nevada’s Black Rock City (I mean, anyone who has ever been to a burn knows that stranger things have happened, ha!). The confusion makes sense, to an extent…

What the %&* Is Midburn? A Review of Israel’s Regional Burn thumbnail

No man can live this life unchanged. He will carry the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad; and he will have within him the yearning to return. For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match. — Wilfred Thesiger Axwell blasted through my tinny iPhone speaker on…

The Great Escape: Month 83 Roundup thumbnail

How can one even begin to sum up a month like this? I guess I say it was one of those dream come true trips for me. The longer you travel, the harder it can be to feel that wild rush you got the first time you got on a plane. Lately, I felt like I’d…

Authentic Eats in Israel: My Ten Favorite Meals in Tel Aviv thumbnail

Regular Alex in Wanderland readers know it’s pretty rare for me to write a whole post about food. I still have some lingering picky eater insecurity, but more so I just don’t really lose it over local delicacies the way some travelers do. It’s something that I sometimes enjoy experiencing on the road, but I’d never…

Hostel Crush: Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv thumbnail

If you read my love letter to my favorite city in Israel, you already know two facts about Tel Aviv: I’m obsessed with it, and it ain’t cheap. But while the city is bursting with cute Airbnbs and hip boutique hotels, there’s also stylish options for those on a shoestring: chic hostels like Abraham Hostel Tel…

To Tel Aviv: A Love Letter thumbnail

I feel like there are different levels of fall-head-over-heels with a destination. There’s the intro level — “wow, I adore this place; I’m going to have such a nice trip here!” Then there’s a slightly more amped up, “this place is incredible, I can’t wait to come back here and bring all my friends!” Then there’s…

Is The Dead Sea Dying? thumbnail

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea. — Isak Dinesen Is the Dead Sea dying? Clever sensationalist headlines often claim so, and driving through the the banks of what was once underwater certainly insinuates it might be. Like for many of the voracious travelers in my Vibe Israel group, visiting the…

Older