So I'm going to start this post off by saying that no, I've never been to Dubai. It's not that I don't have any interest, but the opportunity has never come knocking at my door. However, I recently attended a travel event here in New York and had an interesting conversation with a fellow writer about how it's quite possible to go beyond the glitz and the glamour often associated with the city.[...]
I wrote a very similar post awhile back for Nomadic Samuel but decided to write a new version on the same topic.If you are on a budget, touring through Egypt is not for the faint of heart. However, it is ideal for a humble traveler and quite fun for anyone with a love for the spontaneous. I spent about two weeks in Egypt at the beginning of 2011 and by the end of the trip, I had used just abou[...]
Jerusalem is undoubtedly one of the world's most historical cities and while each person has a different motivation for visiting, this guide highlights some of the attractions that is sure to interest the bohemian traveler.Local MarketThere are a few different markets throughout Jerusalem but the most notable are The Old City market and Mahane Yehuda market. During the day, the bazaars are[...]
During my trip to Israel I decided to stay two extra days to explore more cities. I figured that since I didn't know the next time I'd be in Israel, this was the logical thing to do. However, after a whirlwind trip full of thrilling adventures, I was beyond exhausted but eagerly trudged along. I checked into a hostel in Jerusalem and planned a day trip to Bethlehem and Jericho.Since Palestine [...]
Many people who come to Israel are at least aware of its historical and religious significance. For me, I was interested in the religious aspect of the country as much as the bohemian elements that make this country so unique. Here are a few highlights from my trip.Haifa & AkkoLocated in the north of Israel, Haifa is the country's third largest city with The Bahá'í Gardens serving as t[...]
One of the many highlights of my Israel trip was spending a few hours floating my way through life. Deciding to make the most of my time, I completely covered myself in mud for the full experience. Here are a few Dead Sea fashion photos from the day.All covered mud that is.Mud Conga Line - getting ourselves all mudded up.These girls know how to party Dead Sea Style. Nic[...]
Tel Aviv is one of Israel's most popular cities and after spending only a few days here, it's easy to see why so many bohemian travelers adore Tel Aviv.ArtIn the center of Tel Aviv is the Carmel Open-Air Market, brimming with local fruit, spices, street food, clothes and souvenirs. The market is inexpensive, allowing you to try a little bit of everything. On Tuesdays and Fridays Tel Aviv's[...]
While in Israel, I tasted a good number of local dishes. The majority of these lunch plates are easily found at the local markets in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem and other main cities. They are all affordable and a delicious way to experience Israel's colorful culture.Shakshuka - quickly becoming one of my favorite local foods, Shakshuka is made with poached eggs in a sauce comprised of tomatoes[...]
This is a Guest Post by Robert Schrader of Leave Your Daily Hell.When I approached the receptionist at Cairo's Wake Up! Hostel to inquire about the best way to travel through southern Egypt, it was extremely easy for the young woman to talk me into an organized tour. Weary from having been taken advantage of in Sinai a couple days prior -- a psychopath taxi driver violently extorted more than [...]
I never imagined that I would be giving camel riding tips anytime soon, but after my trip to Egypt, I realized that it's not as easy as it looks.  Yes, once your on the camel, it's generally smooth sailing, but getting on and off can prove quite challenging.Approach your Camel with Caution: Although camels are relatively passive animals who lounge around in between toting tourists around the P[...]