Feeling Blue in Israel

Blue Windows, Israel

I don’t know why blue is associated with feeling down or depressed. Blue is my favorite color and it’s the color of most of my favorite things. The sky, the ocean, my husband’s eyes… they are all blue and put a smile on my face. When I was in Israel, I was feeling blue but it was my kind of blue; the blue that makes me happy and excited to explore more. From the doors, windows, buildings, and shops to the sky and the ocean, the blues of Israel filled my heart with joy. Here are a few of my favorites.  Continue reading

Whirlwind Adventures from Israel to Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

What a whirlwind adventure I’ve been on in the last two weeks. From swimming in the Dead Sea in Israel to trekking gorillas in Bwindi, Uganda, I feel like I’ve been part of The Amazing Race. I have so much to share, both good and bad, but I’m still sitting in the airport in Israel waiting to continue my long journey home so you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer to see what’s really happening on my end. The hurry up and wait attitude of airport life is taxing, but it’s worth every second when you get to experience such things as trekking chimpanzees and gorillas, touching the Western Wall in Jerusalem, floating in the Dead Sea, and watching elephants roam alongside the road. Have you always dreamed of seeing apes in their natural habitat? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to walk through Jerusalem? Stay tuned this week for it all. Here’s a quick teaser to bring the last two weeks of my life to you.  Continue reading

Floating in the Dead Sea in Israel

Dead Sea Mud

My Israel trip has been so jam packed with new experiences that I haven’t been able to write the last couple days, but it’s all been a dream trip. Yesterday, we swam, or more like bobbed, in the Dead Sea. Although I’ve done it before in Jordan, it didn’t lose it’s cool factor. I’ll share more when I return home, but I wanted to give you a quick glimpse of what it’s like to float in the Dead Sea in Israel.  Continue reading

Visiting Old Jaffa, Israel

Visiting Old Jaffa, Israel

I know, I know. Many of you are wondering when I’m going to write about the violent realities of a war-torn Israel but it’s simply not what I’m experiencing right now. Today, I toured Old Jaffa. Narrow streets and courtyards filled with markets, vendors, ancient buildings sometimes restored and sometimes not, museums, shops, and galleries make up the city of Jaffa, Israel. I wandered through the streets for hours today and this is what I enjoyed.  Continue reading

What It’s Like in Tel Aviv, Israel

David Intercontinental Room View

Seeing Tel Aviv, Israel for the first time was completely shocking. I don’t know why but I expected desert and barren lands with minimal, if any, vegetation; I was totally wrong. I arrived to lush vegetation, large highways, and stunning sea vistas. Tel Aviv is often called “the city that never stops”. It’s lively with entertainment, culture, art, festivals, and a rich night life. As I walked the waterfront promenade on the Mediterranean seacoast, the city was bustling and my anticipation to explore more continued to grow.  Continue reading

Packing for Israel with Silver Icing

Silver Icing Clothes for Israel

What to pack for Israel had me stumped. The general rules with conservative dress is that tops and dresses should cover your shoulders and pants, skirts, or dresses should fall below the knee. It’s a good idea to plan for layers and a scarf or Pashmina is the ultimate piece to complete your outfit. Israel isn’t exactly a conservative place though. Even though it’s very important to wear modest clothing to religious places, it’s a lot more casual in cities like Haifa or Tel Aviv and you can basically wear whatever you like. I partnered with Silver Icing for some beautiful clothing options that fit my Israel trip perfectly. From Maxi skirts and dresses to tunics and leggings, Silver Icing has me covered in Israel and for the entire year in Southern California. The pieces I chose can be worn just about anywhere.  Continue reading