Category Archives: Travel

Is Jerusalem really THAT expensive??!! (Or, is there a better way?)

Someone special sent me the following two and a half minute video touting budget accommodations in Jerusalem. Take a watch, then let’s talk… Certainly, I appreciate entrepreneurship and Jerusalem is a bit pricey if traditional hotels are on the menu, … Continue reading

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Welcome (back) to Israel!

The journey always has some sort of hiccup or two, but each time it is so very ‘worth it.’ As I woke this morning, hearing birds chirping outside Avigail’s window, I took a deep breath, stretched and remembered, “I’m in … Continue reading

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Almost wheels up!

Today began with finishing some light office work, final packing and heading to the airport. Waiting now to board an overnighter to Rome, then a short hop to Tel Aviv before driving to a B&B in Tiberius. Excitement, relief, planning, … Continue reading

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Packing for Pesach…

Finally…. As with the last few trips to Israel, the anticipation begins building months in advance to the point now that I simply cannot wait to board the plane, have a glass of wine and go to sleep!! A real … Continue reading

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Lazy day in Ein Kerem

The Ani Yosef trip has been incredibly blessed by the Father and has gone very well. It has been loads of work which our small leadership team has shared and handled very well. The constant work, though, has left little … Continue reading

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An unusual Shabbat…

Just over 24 hours ago our plane landed in Ha-eretz, The Land.  For us and those who love Israel, there is only one ‘Land,’ and this is it, the apple of God’s eye.  We arrived right on the eve of … Continue reading

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Traveling home

I love to travel but must say, it is a sickness. Somehow airports, security, sitting and food (airport and airplane) are either bad or worst. We arrived at Ben Gurion early only to find out our flight is already delayed … Continue reading

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The Highway of Holiness

The last time we stayed in this moshav, we had a number of feast days wherein we would stroll the afternoon away wandering through the neighborhood.  We have not had so much time this visit… until today. Last night as … Continue reading

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Surprise!! Tomorrow happened today!

Today started out on a decidedly slower note.  Exhausted, we slept later than usual.  I think I may have held the motionless ‘casketed pose’ (flat on my back, arms crossed on my chest) in bed for six or seven hours. … Continue reading

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Judah and Ephraim Speak!!

As with many of our recent days, we only had a vague idea what we were doing when we got up this morning, yet here I am amazed at how the day unfolded and the incredible implications!!  Our plans, from … Continue reading

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From Jericho to Capernaum and back…

Another long day and I am wiped out!!  Lots of driving today to take in several sights and to meet with a couple special people.  Ten of us set out in two vehicles early this morning and drove to the … Continue reading

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Shalom from Jerusalem.

Passover preparations are complete….

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Pesach Preparation in Jerusalem

Last year at this time we said, “Next year in Jerusalem!!”  Well, here we are! Through the week have discussed Pesach and preparation as well as have shopped for the food for tonight’s celebration, but the full reality of it … Continue reading

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Our first couple days in Israel….

Technically, we’ve been here for more than a week, but the Congress ended Tuesday and we only really began seeing sights and visiting people in the last couple days.  As with every visit, time passes too fast and traffic moves … Continue reading

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Updated!! – Come to Israel with us for Pesach 2018!!

***Only 3 spots left!!  Contact us if you would like more information or want to join us for Pesach in Jerusalem!!  (Why say, ‘Next year in Jerusalem,’ when you can BE there?) Al McCarn and I, along with our wives … Continue reading

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