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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
When Machane Yehuda Market closes and the metal doors are rolled down over the shops, the shuk morsha into an Israeli art gallery

I slipped off my shoes and stepped over the threshold of the Barbur Gallery. Tucked into the backstreets of a residential neighborhood, with a community garden at its side, it hardly...

Roman road known as the Cardo Maximus in the Old City of Jerusalem, lies many feet below the existing ground level

In 1969, excavations below the present day street level in the Jewish Quarter of Old City of Jerusalem revealed what appeared to be an ancient Roman road and a row of...

Sunset over the Dead Sea in Israel. Swimming in areas other than designated beaches is very dangerous, as the shoreline is littered with sinkholes that can open up unexpectedly and swallow everything.

I was mesmerized as we drove along the shores of the Dead Sea in Israel. I had swum in its waters, but only at a spa where Dead Sea waters were...

The outdoor fresh water pool at Ein Gedi Spa, an oasis near the Dead Sea in Israel

The timing couldn’t have been worse. A day before I arrived in Jerusalem to attend the Travel Blog Exchange Conference (TBEX), my right knee went out. I have no idea what...

Worshipers at Western Wall in Jerusalem pray and stuff prayer-filled notes into cracks in the wall

When I posted on Facebook that I had seen the Western Wall in Jerusalem, my friend Judie messaged me right back. “I hope you put a prayer into a crack in...

Shuk in the Arab Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem offers goods mostly aimed at tourists

A street inside the Shuk in the Old City of Jerusalem. The shuk, or market in English, operates in the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters of the Old City. Goods hawked...