Tag Archives: Jerusalem

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 It’s Murder in Tel Aviv

Travel Photo Thursday: Once in a Lifetime

Travel experiences of a lifetime. These are scanned pictures, because most of our major trips were taken years ago, before digital cameras, so you’ll have to forgive the lack of technical excellence. It is the trip that counts. 1. Gaping at exhibits at the New York World’s Fair in 1964.

1964 New York World's Fair
1964 New York World’s Fair

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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 An Inside Look at Palestine