Last month I was interviewed by Matt Vande Bunte of the Grand Rapids Press about our May 2011 trip to Israel.  The article appeared in today’s Grand Rapids Press Religion Section (follow the link for the MLive version).  The article is primarily about  our stay at Tamar, managed by DeWayne Coxon and Blossoming Rose.  Matt’s article is great, I appreciate his interest in the Biblical Tamar park.  You can see more photographs from my previous tours by clicking through the Flickr gadget to the left, of this previous post from the 2009 tour.  You can also view this short student video on YouTube.  This is a five minute documentary on Tamar featuring DeWayne Coxon and Tali Erickson explaining the archaeology of the site.

Our tours are unique in that we spend significant time southern desert (the Negev).  I am particularly excited about this year’s trip since we have arranged an archaeological project at Tamar. There is still time to join the spring tour to Israel and Jordan (May 2-16, 2011).  I am planning a January 2012 trip designed for adults with less hiking. if you are interested in either tour, please feel free to contact me.