25 March 2017 - BYU Jerusalem Center to Tel AvivToday was one of my favorite days.  We started off the morning with a visit to the BYU Jerusalem Center - a place that I have always wanted to visit.  When I was a student at BYU I thought about studying at the Jerusalem Center, but [...]

24 May 2017 - Holocaust Museum, Machane Yehuda Market, and ShabbatToday I took only a few photos, mainly because we spent the majority of our day at the Holocaust in the museum, Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem.  It was a morning full of both sorrow & joy as we listened to story after story.  In the afternoon [...]

23 March 2017 - Dome of the Rock, Wailing Wall, Hezekiah’s TunnelOh how I love that Arab Blue… The Dome of the Rock, located on the top of Temple Mount is one of my most favorite structures in all of Jerusalem.  I have always had an infatuation with Islamic art & architecture - but this [...]

22 March 2017 - Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Arab Corridor, Crucifixion WalkHello Jerusalem!  I am finally here and it is by far more beautiful than I ever imagined!  Standing on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City (where the Dome of the Rock is located) was an incredible experience.  We walked to the Garden [...]

21 March 2017 - Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) & CaesareaAfter a delicious breakfast of dates, halva, zataar pita, and more… We traveled to Tel Megiddo, where the Jews & the Christians believe the last battle of Armageddon will be fought.  Later we ventured onwards to the ancient Roman city of Caesarea where Herod & Pontius Pilot [...]

20 March 2017 - Capernaum & NazarethPhoto 1:  Saint Peter’s Church, where Jesus returned to his disciples and asked Peter three times, “Lovest thou me?” On the field outside is where the Miracle of the Loaves & the Fishes took place.Photo 2: Capharnaum (Capernaum), Sea of Galilee - The Town of Jesus.  This is where [...]

19 March - Sea of Galilee, Border with Syria and LebanonToday was beautiful. We drove all the way from the south of Israel to the North, where the border to Syria and Lebanon emerges…  The Sea of Galilee sits right near the Northern part of the country, and is absolutely one of the most stunning [...]

18 March 2017 - Dead Sea & Dead Sea ScrollsToday was incredible!  We woke up bright and early to see the sunrise over Jordan, just across the Dead Sea from the Kibutz Eid Gedi where we are staying.  The Southern part of Israel is beautiful - as it is almost all desert with absolutely stunning [...]

17 March 2017 - Eilat to Eid GediToday we tried so many different Israeli foods - Jerusalem Bagel, Shakshouka, Hummus, Pita, Lamb Kebobs, and much more!  We also traveled nearly half of the country of Israel in a matter of hours (from Eilat to Ein Gedi) where we stopped to visit the Ramon Crater (the [...]

16 March 2017 - Wadi Rum, JordanToday we were only hours away from the Saudi Arabia Border, riding camels through the Wadi Rum Desert… Wadi Rum is by far one of the most beautiful places I have been in my life.  Movies such as Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, The Martian, and many more were [...]