Becoming a Beach Bum

This week, we walked from one of the holiest cities in the world, Jerusalem, to a city that the both of us avoid, Tel Aviv. From Tel Aviv we walked north along the shores of the Mediterranean. So we spent our last week weaving through beach bums, jelly fish and main highways, how’s that for…

Boker Tov Yerushalayim

Shalom shalom friends and family! I write to you from Tzubah. So what is Tzubah? In order to really explain what it is, one would have to carry home a large stack of history books in order to cover all the time periods that have left a mark on this hill. Luckily, wiki can gather…

Wake up and smell the flowers

I don’t usually watch TV but I’m blaring it in order to drown out the sound of Nava throwing up. No she’s not pregnant and no we did not party last night and most importantly, we did not eat another unidentified plant which made her sick. Nava’s vegan tummy is too sensitive for our Moroccan…

A Psychedelic Mistake

“I want to  hike Shvil Yisrael because I want to walk the paths my forefathers walked, swim in the springs my forefathers swam in, and eat from the plants my forefathers ate from.” Nava said that in our promo video and ever since she’s been really trying to learn about all the flora along the…

Trail Recipes

Dearest hungry fans, I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to the delicious and nutritious foods that have fueled our bodies to carry, jump, climb and dance our way through the trail. I have been put to the challenge of making meals that are lightweight, cheap, mushable into a backpack, filling, mouthwatering…and…

Halfway done!?

Shabbat was wonderful. I rested my body and soul in Yerucham at the student village and Nava was at her Garin Tzabar reunion on Kibbutz Lavi. Instead of heading straight down to Dimona, Nava stopped by Wingate, the army combat fitness school (where I spent three months of my army service in a combat fitness…

Farewell desert.

Dearest friends and family, I write to you during my favorite time of day. The sun is setting slowly on my back as she ceases to provide the world with energy for the day. My body begins to slowly calm as it tires  and my mind settles to rest. I’m sitting on a cliff looking…