Mostar, Bosnia: Great Scenery, Amazing People, and One Important Bridge

When we decided to travel to Mostar our original reason was to see Ronen’s cousin, Noam, who is studying for the next two years at the United World College in Mostar. I had… Continue reading

Dubrovnik, Croatia

When arrived to Dubrovnik it was already dark out. We took a bus from the airport to the old town and then we attempted to find our hotel. The directions for the hotel… Continue reading

Greece: A Country of Contrasts

When we first arrived in Greece, we boarded the Metro and there were signs warning us to beware of pickpockets. The sides of the train were covered in graffiti and there were kids,… Continue reading

Amsterdam: Museums, Flowers, Weed and the Red Light District

FUN FACT: Amsterdam is built entirely on poles. Because Amsterdam’s soil is composed of layers of fen and clay, all buildings are built on wooden poles that are fixed in the sandy layer… Continue reading

Iceland: To the edge of the earth and then take a left

FUN FACT: Iceland uses all renewable energy to produce all of their electricity. The majority of it comes from geothermal sources. They even use the water from the hot springs to pump into… Continue reading

Heading East…our adventure begins, NOW!

I can’t believe we are actually leaving today. In nine hours, we will be on a plane to Iceland! For so long it has seemed liked a distant grand idea; now it is… Continue reading

T-Minus 6 days: Packing and Itinerary

SIX DAYS!!!!!! HOLY SHIT! We leave in six days! Someone pinch me…its really happening! We have been planning and preparing for this trip for three months. We have done many trial packing events… Continue reading

St. Mary’s Glacier

FUN FACT: There are 135 permanent snow or ice sheets in Colorado. Only 14 of them are named glaciers-all in the front range. (Source: One of the wonderful things about Colorado is the diversity… Continue reading

Mt. Bierstadt! Our first 14er!

FUN FACT: An estimated half a million people climb fourteeners annually in Colorado (Source: Colorado Fourteeners Initiative). We we’re only four out of 500,000! Yesterday morning we got up at 5:15 AM to… Continue reading

Lakes, Flatland and the Badlands

FUN FACT: The name “Black Hills” comes from the Lakota name Pahá Sápa which means “hills that are black”. From a distance, the pine covered mountains rise up above the plains and appear black. (Source:… Continue reading