Lindsay Taub

The New Religion in Israel: Adventure

2012-01-29 by Lindsay Taub

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!

Here’s a gallery of photos from the trip.

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For a list of the five best restaurants in Tel Aviv, click here.


Tags: adventure travel, Bikiing, Dead Sea, Eilat, Ein Gedi, featured, Hiking, Israel, Jerusalem, Negev Desert, Parasailing, swimming, Tel Aviv

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3 Responses to “The New Religion in Israel: Adventure”

  1. Fun Joel says:

    Lovely pics. And FYI, I must throw in a brief defense of the kosher wine. There is a TON of great kosher wine here in Israel. Looks like the bottle you had was from a tiny, not very well known, and perhaps newish winery. I know many, and don’t recognize that brand!

    Looking forward to seeing you back here soon! And also perhaps on my trip to LA next month!

  2. andrew says:

    Great pics especially bedoin tea time. Wish I were back there. quick correction: U’ll have to correct the caption “Ran into FORMER Tour de France Winner Alberto Contador at the Dead Sea” -> victory stripped 2/2 doping.

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