Jordan – The Warm Heart of the Middle East

When you walk across a border from one country to another, it is almost always confusing. It's like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, and in this case the right hand is Israel and the left hand is Jordan. Each country has its own processes and requirements and jurisdiction. There … Continue reading Jordan – The Warm Heart of the Middle East

View of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives Israel

Israel & Palestine – A Journey Through the Holy Land

Just a few months before my and Tim's scheduled trip to Israel, US President Donald Trump announced that the US would be relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the internationally disputed capital of Jerusalem. Symbolically, this was the US saying that they recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The problem is that Palestinians … Continue reading Israel & Palestine – A Journey Through the Holy Land

Innsbruck, Austria to Murten, Switzerland in One (Long) Day

Itinerary:  Day 1: Vienna, Austria Day 2: Bratislava, Slovakia  Day 3: Salzburg, Austria Day 4: Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic Days 5-7: Munich, Germany and Oktoberfest Days 8-10: Hamburg, Germany and Tracy's Wedding Days 11-12: Hallstatt, Austria Day 13: Innsbruck, Austria Day 14: Innsbruck to Murten Days 15-16: Murten, Bern and the Swiss Alps Day 17: … Continue reading Innsbruck, Austria to Murten, Switzerland in One (Long) Day