Tag Archives: Israel

It’s Murder in Tel Aviv


Destination: Tel Aviv, Israel

Book: Murder, Jaz, & Tel Aviv (2009) by Kate McVaugh

 

Tel Aviv seaside

Tel Aviv seaside. Photo by David Weinberger

Murder, Jaz, & Tel Aviv is  not a new book, but  Kate McVaugh, who also blogs about her real life adventures, has recently self-published a sequel. You can find the original in paper back or digital versions at Amazon.com. The new book, Jaz, Tall Men, & Mayhem (A Jazmine Davidson Adventure), is available only in digital. ( UPDATE: Kate’s newest book, in e-form is now available–The Many Wonders of Costa Contente. This is a departure from the Jaz series.) Continue reading

An Inside Look at Palestine

In our month of the woman, we are talking about strong, sometimes unconventional women in the world. Today an American learns about Palestine.

Book Cover: Fast Times in Palestine
Destination: Palestine

Book: Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland (2011) by Pamela Olson

Palestine. The very name of the country evokes emotions.  For many, hearing the names of the countries Palestine OR Israel tends to make them stuff in the ear plugs and pull down the blinders. Maybe if we ignore it the whole Israeli-Palestinian conflict, (amazingly the NICEST word that can be applied to the situation)  it won’t touch us. After all–they are way over there, and we vaguely know their seemingly intractable history of revenge and bloodshed, are over here. Continue reading

A Walk in Palestine Is an Adventure

Adventure Travel Week

Palestine countryside near Sebastia

Near Sebastia, Palestine–Almond trees

Destination: Palestine

Book: Walking Palestine: 25 Journeys into the West Bank by Stefan SzepesiWalking Palestine book cover

What do you really know about Palestine?  I’m betting for most of us that’s not much beyond the headlines of conflict over borders with Israel.  In this ‘year of the Arab Spring,’ I wrote a series of reviews of books about Arab countries in the Mid-East and in northern Africa, which started with the linked article. I never happened upon just the right book for Palestine. Belatedly, I’m remedying that oversight with a book about a different kind of walking tour. Continue reading