For me, the Dead Sea is one of those top experiences that are almost completely indescribable. I can tell you about the sensation of being lifted off your feet by the bouyant power of the water, which is made up of almost 1/3 solid substance, but until you get in, throw your legs back, and have a float, you probably won't quite be able to visualize it.
Logan recreated the iconic reading the newspaper shot with his Kindle app. Modern Dead Sea style.
I held my breath the entire time he was in the water thinking that the iPhone might float, but probably not enough.
Once you're off your feet in this water, it's surprisingly hard to struggle back to upright. Just be careful not to dunk your head - the minerals and salt in the water are surprisingly burny. (I thought it would just be salty, but it's almost more volcanic. It can really sting, and god it tastes horrible. - Logan)
Between the bromide and the fact that it lies almost 1,400 feet BELOW sea level, a visit there feels intensely therapeutic - even if all you do is go to the local public beach and perhaps slather some mud on.
Even if you don't smear the dark gray mud all over yourself, the water will leave your skin feeling amazingly soft. Be careful, though, as it will also stain your car seats, even after it dries (I will not tell you how I know this, due to possible liability).
I can't imagine how this place lost out on the new voting for the "New 7 Wonders of Nature." Robbed, I tell you.