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October 8, 2013
Film: Apolis Middle East Project
Film: Apolis Middle East Project

We first previewed this story during our 8-Day Middle East Expedition but it all began two years ago when a mutual friend introduced us to David Shlachter. 

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October 6, 2013
Film Preview: Middle East Project, October 8th Release
Film Preview: Middle East Project, October 8th Release

After editing through what seemed like endless hours of footage from our Middle East Expedition, it is safe to say that Lonelyleap has helped us capture a much bigger story than we could have ever anticipated.

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August 18, 2013
Film: Cross Border Collaboration Preview
Film: Cross Border Collaboration Preview

After editing through what seemed like endless hours of footage from our Middle East Expedition, it is safe to say that Lonelyleap has helped us capture a much bigger story than we could have ever anticipated.

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By Shea Parton
July 21, 2013
Travel Guide: Middle East
Travel Guide: Middle East

Returning from the Middle East we received requests for travel tips. We compiled our experience with veteran tips from native Israeli and Palestinian friends & created an accessible road map for any avid traveler.

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June 7, 2013
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Eight
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Eight

Today is the end of our trip. I can't help reflecting on our initial disillusioned expectations before arriving to the Middle East.

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By Shea Parton
June 5, 2013
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Seven
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Seven

We decided on this year’s expedition after an inspiring conversation with our like-minded Israeli design and logistics team, Lindy-Lu and Shlomy Azolay.

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By Shea Parton
June 4, 2013
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Six
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Six

We made a late morning trip to the city of Beer Sheva, located on the southern peripheral of Israel in the Negev desert with a population of 196,355.

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By Shea Parton
May 31, 2013
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Five
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Five

Today we crossed paths with Surfing 4 Peace co-founder, Arthur Rashkovan, local surf and skate industry executive, and past Director of the Israeli Surfing Association.

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By Shea Parton
May 30, 2013
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Four
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Four

We had a restful morning after covering over 150 miles on yesterday's road trip around Tel Aviv, through Bethlehem, quick pit stop in Jerusalem...

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By Shea Parton
May 29, 2013
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Three
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Three

We started our day with another amazing Middle Eastern breakfast: a wide variety of salads & humus, hard boiled eggs, coffee and yogurt with honey.

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By Shea Parton
May 28, 2013
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Two
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day Two

An early rise lead us to meet 38-year old Israeli surfboard shaper Hani Ovadia. We met at his shop for a gritty cup of home brewed coffee and a tour…

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By Shea Parton
May 27, 2013
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day One
Travel: Middle East Expedition - Day One

My wife & I arrived to the Middle East on May 13th to prepare for our expedition and educate ourselves on an often misunderstood part of the world.

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By Shea Parton
May 23, 2013
Preview: Middle East Expedition
Preview: Middle East Expedition

Every year we travel to a destination where we are partnering with a local manufacture to co-design an Apolis product…

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By Shea Parton