8 Tips For Traveling During MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)

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The night before I boarded my British Airways flight to Europe I read a news story on MERS that really scared the crap out of me. MERS—an acronym for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome—is a virus that’s slowly gaining stamina and has infected more than 500 people since it was first identified in 2012. It’s now spread […]

Israel 101: 10 Things to Consider

View from Herod's Tel Aviv

Want to visit Israel but don’t know where to begin or what to expect? With the help of my friends at DigIsrael and the Israel Ministry of Tourism, I’ve come up with a crash course on the Holy Land based on my personal experiences. Here are 10 ten helpful tips to keep in mind: 1. […]

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 […]