The 5 Weirdest Things I’m Bringing to Israel

I’m less than 48 hours out until I leave for 10 days in Israel! I’m a little nervous because a) I haven’t traveled with people in forever and b) what if I forget something?! Luckily, I’m an expert at making packing lists so tomorrow night I’m going to do one final double check to make sure I have everything. Oh, and I’m going to Israel, … Continue reading The 5 Weirdest Things I’m Bringing to Israel

Three Things I’m Nervous For On Birthright

On a tour of the fjords in September 2015 in Norway. Happy Weekend! It’s one week (+ one day) before I leave on a ten day trip to Israel – the homeland! – for Birthright. I’m sneaking in just before I age out of the newly expanded age range. Two months before I age out, to be exact – but who’s counting? I haven’t traveled … Continue reading Three Things I’m Nervous For On Birthright

Power to the People: Protests in NYC vs. Budapest

You may have heard that last week was the Women’s March in major cities (and probably not major cities) across the United States. As far as I know, they were completely safe and no one was arrested. I took part in the one on the Upper West Side of New York City and marched downtown. To be quite honest, it was a very short march. … Continue reading Power to the People: Protests in NYC vs. Budapest

The Best Ghost Signs in Denver, Colorado

I knew nothing about the history of Denver before I arrived in Colorado last October. I had no idea when the city was founded (in 1958!) or that once the newcomers settled down, they first established bars and right after that they built brothels making Market Street into Denver’s Red Light District. So, given the hundreds of years that Denver has been in existence, it … Continue reading The Best Ghost Signs in Denver, Colorado