Baroque Churches of North Goa, India

I know, this is a really specific thing to write about, and it seems odd to go all the way to India to see some churches built by the Portuguese. But that’s the kind of silly stuff I do. I was in Goa for a week, and there isn’t a ton to do other than…

Croatia: Eastern European Paradise

Croatia is a romantic destination, but also great for backpackers and lovers of craft beer and wine. A trip to this Eastern European gem makes for an inexpensive island vacation. I’d recently met a girl from London and we spent roughly two weeks traveling around Croatia, from the capital of Zagreb through rural Slavonia and down…

Bulgaria, Land of Roses

    Over a very long weekend last Spring, Evan and I flew from Israel to Bulgaria, rented a car, and drove all over the Western part of the country. Nowhere I’ve visited is as underrated as Bulgaria, what a beautiful and seemingly untouched place! Sofia Bulgaria’s quiet capital is set in a picturesque mountainous…

3 Places to Visit in Colombia

Colombia might not seem like an obvious travel destination, but its beautiful old towns, national parks, and beaches make it a perfect long-weekend or extended adventure. I spent a week in Colombia and had a perfect amount of time for 3 places, and their surrounding areas: Cartagena, Tayrona National Park and Bogota. Cartagena & Rosario…

The Best VEG Food in Colombia

Between its delicious street snacks and exquisite 5-star restaurants, Colombia’s got what it takes to satisfy your vegetarian/vegan palate. I had never experienced such delicious and unique tropical flavors. I spent 8 days in Colombia and really enjoyed the local cuisine, from deep-fried arepas to mysterious fruits fresh-off-the-tree. Veggie people– don’t be deterred! Though Latin…

Weekends in the West Bank: Hebron

Hebron (El-Khalil) I arrived on a bus from Jerusalem to Hebron in the middle of the night, with no idea where I was going exactly. Palestinians are incredibly friendly people, so when I couldn’t find my Airbnb, a random guy brought me into his house. There, his two children were eating dessert, a sugary noodle…