My December trip to Israel proved one thing: the Holy Land is no longer just a place to pray, but also a place to play! It was my first visit, and while I thoroughly enjoyed the wealth of history in Jerusalem and the trendy, hip, fun vibe of Tel Aviv, what captivated me most was the adventures in the Negev Desert and Eilat, the farthest point south in Israel, just a few minutes from the Egypt border.
From swimming with wild dolphins in the Red Sea and rappelling Makhtesh Ramon Crater to desert archery and camel trekking with Bedouins, not to mention some of the most incredible hiking and of course, the magic of the Dead Sea, I found myself in awe of a new form of religion in Israel — adventure!
About Lindsay Taub: Lindsay is an award-winning journalist with over a decade of experience as a writer/editor, producer and photographer covering travel, lifestyle, culture, arts, food, and all facets that make life a journey. She calls Los Angeles home when she's there, but prefers to leave the city for the mountains and open spaces as often as possible. She loves cooking, gardening, live music, hiking with her three rescue dogs, and nothing beats cheese and wine during a spectacular sunset. If you can't find her, she's trekking through a jungle, seeking a seeker, admiring wildlife, or on a plane, quite possibly jumping out of it when the adrenaline junkie is at her best. She is the co-founder of Voyage Vixens. View author profile.