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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 4. Jerusalem; The Wall, The Mount, and The Sepulchre.

The vast majority of people who do not live in Jerusalem are primarily coming to the city to see, pray, or be in one of these three places. The literal focal point for the majority of the worlds faiths, these sites draw staggering crowds. Even with sometimes crushing crowds, these major holy sites can be warm, welcoming, and inspiring. The people of Jerusalem who administer them will be found to also be… Read More

Israel Part 3. Jerusalem, Everyone’s Holy City.

Jerusalem is a city that, I think, defies description. How you choose to try and describe it completely depends on the point of view you bring with you. Ancient, storied, troubled, and revered; the city is a gathering of cultures, treasure seekers, religious zealots and pilgrims of every type. That statement is true even today. In this overview of a couple days in Jerusalem, I am intentionally not covering the Western Wall,… Read More

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