18 Reasons Why You Wish You Were in Israel Right Now

With 49 states buried in snow and most schools in the northeastern U.S. looking at anywhere from 7-10 snow days to make up, our country is ready for a warm up of national proportions. Throw on your heat lamps, put on a bathing suit under that fleece, and cuddle up to these 18 (the number of chai or "life") warm images of sun, beach and desert (sweet, hot desert) from Israel.

Waking up before sunrise - totally worth it! 😳

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Just an abundance of #beauty. #HulaValley #Israel #freedom #River #Mountain #Green

A photo posted by Aaron Isaac (@aimarcus) on