Sightseeing in Israel, part 2: Masada, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem

Masada and The Dead Sea

Masada and the Dead Sea My heart skipped a beat and I gasped at Masada when I took in the incredible views from the top of a lookout point. Surrounded by deep canyons as far as the eye could see, I was awestruck. Home to Herod’s Palace, Masada’s breathtaking beauty is certainly worthy of royalty. […]

DigIsrael: Top 3 Historical Sites in The Holy Land

Mount of Olives- Overview of Jerusalem

I’ve  been learning about Israel for as long as I can remember, from studying religion in grade school to debating Middle East relations as a political science major in college. So needless to say, the mystifying and provocative country has always been on my radar. And though I’ve imagined what it would be like, my […]

Masada, The Dead Sea & Bethlehem

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Shalom from Israel! I continue to tell you about my amazing trip to the Holy Land. This week we head to the Dead Sea, Masada and Bethlehem which is in Palestine. DRIVE TO MASADA In case you missed it, last week we left off from Jerusalem. Using our hotel as a home base, we made […]