Israel Day 10: Tel Aviv to DC

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Onboard United flight 85 from Tel Aviv to Newark After a brisk week of touring in Israel we are on the way home. Because Israel is a relatively…

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Israel Day 9: Tel Aviv

Saturday, April 30, 2022

At sunset on the Mediterranean in Tel Aviv … After a busy week of touring everyone is slowing down a little. Rotem gives us an extra hour to…

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Israel Day 8: Masada and The Dead Sea

Friday, April 29, 2022

On the bus to Tel Aviv … We spent last night in the Negev Desert starting with dinner in Kfar Hanokdim and then speaking with a Bedouin man…

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Israel Day 7: Jerusalem to Negev Desert

Thursday, April 28, 2022

On the bus to the Negev Desert … We begin the day on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City. From here we can see the Dome…

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Israel Day 6: Jerusalem

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

From the tunnels beneath the Old City … I’m claustrophobic. It’s important to begin today’s blog with this admission. Read on for why. We start the day down…

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Israel Day 5: Galilee to Jerusalem

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Traveling through the West Bank on the bus to Jerusalem … Visiting a relatively smaller country means less time on the bus, but seeing more locations each day….

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Israel Day 4: Galilee

Monday, April 25, 2022

On the bus along the Sea of Galilee … After a busy first day of touring, last night we had a relaxing evening at El Mul Golan. Wine…

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Israel Day 3: Haifa to Galilee

Sunday, April 24, 2022

I’m rusty. I haven’t done this for a while. And by this, I mean getting into travel mode – taking photos, shooting video, making notes, and working on…

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Israel Day 2: Haifa

Saturday, April 23, 2022

The overnight flight was smooth. When I landed at Ben Gurion International Airport I didn’t have to worry about finding the group in the terminal. They arrived at…

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Israel Day 1: DC to Tel Aviv

Friday, April 22, 2022

Onboard United flight 72 enroute to Tel Aviv. Double security check, biometric screening, a wait in one of the less interesting gates at Dulles, and we are on…

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Current Gear 2021 Update

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Every so often – as I acquire and/or sell equipment – I do an update to the Gear page so that it’s accurate and up to date. The…

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Brazil Gear and Workflow Overview

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Note: This post is way overdue. I usually write these post-trip gear and workflow reviews a couple of months after I get home. I’m writing this in May…

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Brazil Day 11: Back Home

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Back a home after a couple of days to unpack and catch up on sleep … Our Saturday night flight departed São Paolo on-time.  And with a direct…

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Brazil Day 10: São Paolo to DC

Saturday, November 30, 2019

From the São Paolo International Airport … It’s our last day in Brazil, but our flight is not until later tonight so we still have plenty of time…

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Brazil Day 9: Penápolis to São Paolo

Friday, November 29, 2019

From São Paolo … The day starts with breakfast at Maria Helena’s. Everyone is moving slowly after last night’s Thanksgiving feast. I’ve really enjoyed breakfast here. Coffee, a…

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