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Open Minds and Open Bars: How Much Does Midburn Cost? thumbnail

Sign ups are rolling in for the latest Wander Women Retreat. Join us in St. Pete! It’s the big question when it comes to festival planning, after “how many days can a person subsist on glitter, protein bars, and disco naps?” How much is this whole thing going to cost ya? When it comes to Midburn…

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…

Adventures in the Negev Desert: Things To Do in Mitze Ramon thumbnail

When you think of Israel, the big cities of Jerusalem or Tel Aviv may be the first destinations to spring to mind. If you have a religious background, maybe it’s the biblical towns of Bethlehem or Nazareth. If you love all things aquatic, your mind might go right to the Dead Sea. If you’re a diver…

Why I Traveled to The Land of Milk and Honey thumbnail

­­ It’s interesting, isn’t it: out of the thirty-eight countries I’ve been blessed to visit, this is the first one I really feel the pressure to explain my desire to travel to. The majority of the world associates Israel with two things: religion, and politics. I don’t shy away from either, here on Alex in Wanderland…