‘Come, Stay, Celebrate!’ by Judith Galblum Pex

Come, Stay, Celebrate! tells the story of the Shelter Hostel in Eilat, Israel, one of theRIVER Communities. Many of us dream of immersing ourselves more in the traveler scene or of even starting a hostel, but here we have not just a history but a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it’s been like to live this Continue Reading

Nomad’s Land – USA

In late September, it was still sweltering at Nomad’s Land in rural Alabama. One of our early guests of the fall season, Katrina, arrived in a rickety white pickup with a brightly beaded dreamcatcher swaying under the rearview mirror. Her smile was eager despite the mugginess. She was on her way up from Florida and Continue Reading

Shelter Eilat – Israel

We had three lovely Shvilistiot (Israel Trail girls) stay with us this week and they left a letter for our staff (it rhymes in Hebrew):   “Dear Shelter family, There’s no doubt that you are amazing people! You received us with open arms With many songs, smiles and talks We met people from all corners Continue Reading

Shelter Eilat – Israel

We are in the peak of the fall season for Israel Trail hikers, folks who hike 1000 km from the north to the south of the land. Most of the hikers are 20-something year old Israelis and they are generally the open types and are interested in hearing what is going on at the hostel Continue Reading

Oasis Trails Community – Spain

In a small village in Northern Spain the Albergue season for walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela is coming to an end. We have been running a refuge or hostel or Albergue for pilgrims and walkers of the age old trail. While feeding them and giving them a bed we have been able to Continue Reading