An Updated Guide to Successful Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing, no doubt, is a fantastic platform. It not only helps you save money on accommodations during your travels, but also allows you to meet very special people with unique lifestyles and philosophies. Yet using it can still be a challenge for beginners.

Tel Aviv Deja Vu

Love such stories. So a few months ago, while in Venice, I stumbled upon a little shop in the Jewish quarter. The paintings were by Michal Meron, an artist whose works caught my eye right from the start.

Packing Secrets: Travel Light, Travel Long

I’ve been often asked: “How do you manage to travel for months with just one small backpack?” Indeed, how? Is that some kind of a mystical craft – or rather a matter of attitude? Truth is, packing is but a skill to learn and refine. Here’s my look at the issue.

Taglit/Birthright: A Gift From Israel

Throughout this blog I’ve mentioned various locations, programs and activities; however, they all cost me something, as little as it could be. The program I just returned from is 99,9% free – all you have to do is find some Jewish heritage.

Undah De Sea, Or Confessions Of A Waterholic

I love swimming. No, I LOVE swimming. But of all activities there are for adventurous travelers, diving was always the least appealing for me, and the only reason for that was the lack of information I had on the health restrictions. I was proven wrong, thank Neptune.   

That Day I Went Hiking Barefoot

There are some days when you know you’re up to doing something crazy, but you never quite know the degree of crazy. That day, apparently, the sky was the limit, because I did what I wasn’t even planning to do: I hiked the Lagoon.

Railay Bay: A Treasure Well-Preserved

Railay bay is one of the most famous scenic places in Krabi provence of Thailand. The main attraction is nature, which is full of karstic rocks sticking out of the sea, and picturesque limestone cliffs. It’s not an island, but the only way to get there is from Aonang or Krabi town by longtail boat.

Travel Construction And The Benefits of Self-Made Trips

Sawasdee ka! I’ve organized plenty of trips for myself and my parents, but never actually constructed a real so-to-call “vacation”- which includes sun, a snug beach by the ocean, and some delicious exotic food. This year we opted for a change – and headed to Krabi.

Down The Memory Lane

That one time when I studied on a ship that carried me all around the Atlantic, brought me beautiful friendships and bottomless memories. This video, filmed last year in St.Petersburg, is not by me but about me.

Go To Tver: An Adventure In Miniature

Of all the places in the world, the last one I would’ve thought of finding myself in would be Tver. A small rural city somewhere in between St. Petersburg and Moscow, with half a million inhabitants – tiny for someone like me who grew up in a 15-million city.