Not the worst place to spend our first 48 hours back in Israel. The Judean Hills are extra beautiful this time of year given the oppressive heat and humidity in other parts of the country. The region is just 40 minutes from Jerusalem or 50 minutes from Tel Aviv so easy day trip or weekend adventure. Once upon a time this specific area was heavily populated, and hosted countless famous Biblical events including the iconic battle of David and Goliath. Today, the area is a tranquil expanse dotted with vineyards, wineries, open fields, local breweries, wild nature and human settlements...and stunning sunsets.