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Hi! I’m Aaron.

I’m a self-professed traveler. More aptly speaking, a backpacker. It kind of started in the military and just kept on that way afterward. I like traveling light and without a lot a planning. Over the years, I’ve grown myself out of hostels and super-tight budgets, moving on to hotels, museums, and cafes more befitting my age. (Or, I think they’re more befitting?)

Now days I travel as much as I can, even if it’s just someplace an hour down the road where I’ve never been. There’s always a new story out there to find. I try my best to chronicle those stories here. I hope you enjoy the stories, and maybe take away a helpful tidbit or two.

“Travel is the lens through which we view the cultures and things we don’t understand, and make sense of the things we didn’t know existed.” Me.

Israel Part 2. Three Days in Tel Aviv.

I absolutely love Tel Aviv! No, Seriously! The city is young, vibrant, and very trendy for a beach town. It’s clean, and well-kept. It has a youth and energy not felt in other places around the region. AND, unlike the international news media would lead you to believe, is generally safe and welcoming! It’s definitely one of my favorite places to have visited off the eastern end of Mediterranean. My Hotel Option…. Read More

Israel Part One. Getting There and Getting Gone.

For any real traveler, Israel is a bucket list destination. A crossroads of history and religion, the area possesses countless opportunities for both tourism and exploration. Granted, the country and surrounding area has a long been the home of political problems and violence. that situation has made many travelers reluctant to attempt the country. I confess, I put it off going for many years. That being said, traveling to Israel is now… Read More

Observations from the Road. Stuff I Noticed While Backpacking Around Europe.

Living out of a backpack and communicating to the world via cellphone internet taught me some things. A bunch of it was really common sense stuff, but some of it was stuff I wouldn’t have considered (until I found myself needing to consider it). Either way, this blog post is kind of dedicated to the odds and ends of traveling abroad. Not visas and shot records, but laundry and toothpaste. I hope… Read More