Hi! Welcome to my blog. I am a Tour Guide who has been living in Israel for almost 18 years. Over the course of this time, I have hiked and jeeped many of Israel’s popular, and not so popular, trails. I have driven all over her roads – 285,000 km (180,000 miles) logged on my car in the last 12 years – pretty impressive for a country the size of New Jersey. I explored most of the National Parks, many tels, and nature reserves. I have strolled through Israel’s cities and towns, visited her museums. Generally speaking, I have developed a relationship with the many facets of this country. This blog is an extension of that relationship – one that I want to share with others – so that they can see the beauty and complexity of the relationship between the Land of Israel and the people who interact with her.
My outlook, generally, is that of a person with a BA in Philosophy and a MS in Physical Organic Chemistry. I am interested in how the disparate parts interact and contribute to the whole. How history and the human drama affect, and are affected by, the natural world around them. Israel is a unique laboratory for these investigations. Perhaps in no other smallish place in the world, do you see the interplay between people and their surroundings continue unabated through history – incorporating different peoples, different outlooks, different technologies.
The idea behind Land Cruises is that Israel affords new lands, new vistas around every corner. It is as if we are on an ocean cruise ship which stops at unique ports of call. I invite you to join me on this journey!