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

That Thing That You HAVE To Do In Salisbury, England

I was thinking about past places I’ve been today and I thought of Stonehenge. Mostly because Gloria Steinhem talks about old rock structures in her book My Life on the Road that are even OLDER than Stonehenge yet no one seems to care. Then I thought, “Who would go out of their way to see them?” Spoiler alert: The middle of the United States is … Continue reading That Thing That You HAVE To Do In Salisbury, England

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

How To Travel When You Have Pets

Above are my two furbabies, Gus and Playbill respectively, sitting in my carry-on suitcase that I took down from one of my closets recently to start packing for Israel. In case you’ve forgotten, I am heading to Israel on a Birthright trip just two months before I age out of the newly expanded max age for eligibility – 32. I’m excited but also kinda nervous … Continue reading How To Travel When You Have Pets

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