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After four days of touring the northern parts of Israel and the West Bank, we have finally made it to Jerusalem’s Old City.  So much of Israel is modern and reminds of being home in...

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Our time in Galilee was great and today we will start making our way towards Jerusalem with quick stops in Golan Heights, the Jordan River, and the Dead Sea.  Today will be interesting for us...

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After a tour of Jesus’s boyhood home Nazareth, Alissa and I have headed east to Tiberius and the Sea of Galilee.  This is the second stop on our Holy Land tour that we are currently...

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One of the best ways for Alissa and I to cure travel burnout is to convince people to come visit us somewhere.  Having a familiar face or faces around for a week or two always...

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Over the course of the last two months in Africa, I’ve received a bunch of emails and messages asking about my trip with Oasis Overland.  Why I chose them, what is the company like, would...

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We are out of Africa!  We’ve had a few nights in Johannesburg to readjust to finding our own way around a new city, but surprisingly, I still kind of miss our overlanding tent! Istanbul is...

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It’s nearly impossible to travel around South Africa and not be reminded of the racial divide that separated this country for nearly 50 years.  Even today, driving around the suburbs of Johannesburg, I haven’t seen...

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Dan’s Luggage

March 15, 2014

I am carrying an Osprey Meridian 22 carry-on backpack.     These backpacks are officially called convertible-wheeled luggage, and they are actually two bags in one.  The main part of the bag can either be rolled, or worn...

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Over the course of the last two months in Africa, we’ve received a bunch of emails and messages asking about our trip with Oasis Overland.  Why we choose them, what is the company like, would...

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We made it!  After 56 days on ‘Woxy’, our big, yellow Oasis Overland truck, we arrived in Cape Town.  In some ways, it’s a relief to be back on our own and in control of...

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