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Amazing Ways to Beat the Winter Blues in Israel

December 2nd 2016

Israeli winters aren’t always rainy, but since this is a desert climate, people actually spend these months praying for a downpour. So don’t be surprised if you see Israelis dancing in the street as the frigid moisture comes cascading down in torrential waves! Of course, if you’re a tourist, you might not appreciate the blessing […]

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Fun & Unique Jerusalem Restaurants

November 29th 2016

Part of the fun of going on vacation is eating out, but having falafel, pizza, or the same burgers every night can get old fast. Lucky for you, Jerusalem is packed with loads of interesting eateries that’ll keep you entertained even as you dine. So check out these Jerusalem restaurants that are out of the […]

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Romantic Restaurants in Tel Aviv to Impress Your Date

November 25th 2016

When the weather is cold and the skies are gloomy, we look for warmth anywhere we can find it. Going out might not seem like the logical way to stay warm, but finding a great restaurant that serves first rate food and sparks some romance between you and your date can really get your fire […]

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3 Hot Tel Aviv Hotels with Indoor Pools

November 22nd 2016

Like Jerusalem, Tel Aviv has a wide variety of hotels for you to choose from that come with indoor swimming accommodations provided. While Tel Aviv is always warmer than the northern and central parts of the country, you might not appreciate a dip in the Mediterranean when it’s a brisk 55°F! Take a look at […]

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Tea: Become an Authentic Israeli with One Cup!

November 18th 2016

When the wind is blowing, the rain is falling, and the stretch of long nights starts settling in there’s one thing that most people in Israel reach for: a steaming cup of tea. Whether it’s Masala Chai with a little bit of milk you like, the tangy punch of a delicious fruit combo, or the […]

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Take the Plunge All Year-Round: 3 Top Jerusalem Hotels with Indoor Pools

November 15th 2016

One of the most exciting parts of going on vacation is sitting out by the pool at your hotel. The water, sun, and relaxation add up to an unbeatable experience that travelers look forward to on every trip. What do winter tourists do, though, without their fun in the sun? Well, with the information below, […]

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Celebrating Yitzchak Rabin’s Life & Achievements

November 11th 2016

Israel commemorates Yitzchak Rabin’s memorial (this year it’s on Sunday November 13). The fifth prime minister of Israel, Yitzchak Rabin was both a strong political leader and a military man who served his country and his people admirably throughout several wars and across decades. After his assassination, Rabin was commemorated with several honors and numerous […]

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Beersheva: The Unforgettable Tourist Destination You Never Knew Existed

November 7th 2016

Beersheva is a quiet, humdrum town that doesn’t get an awful lot of fanfare in the tourist department. It’s not bustling like Tel Aviv, not nearly as heritage rich as Jerusalem (though there’s plenty of history here too), and it can’t beat Eilat in terms of glitz. And that’s why it’s the perfect location if […]

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Top Tips for Touring Israel in November

November 3rd 2016

Even the seasoned traveler might be thrown for a loop traversing the Israeli terrain during the early winter months. Things aren’t what they seem and certainly not what you’re used to when the November hits this area, so check out this guide to traveling during this tricky time. You’ll be glad you did! Layers, Layers, […]

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Landing From the Holidays, Touring Israel With Your Feet Up

October 24th 2016

With so much excitement, hustle, and bustle surrounding the holidays, you might be worn out from it all. Between the Rosh Hashana highs, the Yom Kippur services, and the action of Sukkot, travelers might be ready for a little R&R before they return home to their daily routines. If you are looking for some slower […]

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Invigorating Late Fall Hikes Around Israel

October 23rd 2016

When the weather starts cooling off and the days are getting shorter, many tourists feel the itch for one last trek through the beautiful countryside of Israel. If you are in the mood for one final hike, then check out some of these invigorating trails that you can enjoy in the late October, early November […]

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Outdoor Shopping Areas Not to Miss Around Jerusalem

October 20th 2016

Israeli winters have their own beauties and gems to bestow, but outdoor shopping isn’t one of them. No, most people, tourists and locals alike, prefer to keep indoors when the weather gets chilly and when the skies fill up with rain clouds. Fortunately, before the Sukkot holidays, you’ve still got a week or two until […]

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November Events in Israel You Don’t Want To Miss

October 19th 2016

With the holidays behind you, November is super-charged with some excitement and entertainment that you can enjoy while you’re in Israel this winter. Check out some of these great locations for fun and festivities of a different sort. Tel Aviv Jazz Festival Ready to fill up your evening with some soulful jazz music from some […]

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Fall Flowers and Where You Can Find Them

October 18th 2016

Since we are talking about a desert climate, the first rains of the fall produce more greenery than the many dry, summer months that precede it. A stroll across the mountainous regions of the north and central areas of the country will reveal a stunning landscape of lush trees, shrubs, and of course, artistically painted […]

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Hoshana Raba & Simchat Torah in the Land of the Torah

October 17th 2016

Towards the end of the week-long celebration known as Sukkot, Jews from all walks of life gather together to commemorate their most precious gift of all: the sacred Torah. Clutching Torah scrolls, Jews dance around the synagogues, giving thanks, praise, and jubilation to God for the timeless treasure that they cherish so dearly. If you’ll […]

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Seasonal Fruit Picking & Enjoying – Where, When, What

October 16th 2016

In addition to some rare and beautiful floral arrangements, the Israeli fall season ushers in a wide variety of colorful and flavorful fruits that will tickle your taste buds and please your palette. If you like the idea of tasting new fruits, you’re in for a real treat this September-January. In Israel, you’ll find some […]

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Epic Events to Enjoy in Israel Over Sukkot

October 15th 2016

Traveling to Israel over Sukkot is one of the most memorable and exciting things to do with your holiday vacation. The air is charged with fun and national pride, and everyone is just out to have a great time. Check out some entertaining outlets you can hit up when you’re in Israel this Sukkot season. […]

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Fun Things To Do In Jerusalem Over Sukkot

October 14th 2016

Sukkot is ushered in after the intensity of the High Holidays and is met with elation and joy. The whole country gears up for the revelry of this joyful holiday, and tourists are invited to join the fun. Here are some top locations to visit over your Sukkot trip in Israel. Kite Flying Come to […]

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Meaningful Yom Kippur Touring

October 11th 2016

Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, a solemn occasion celebrated on some level by nearly all Jews regardless of affiliation. Tourists should be aware of the customs of the day even if they aren’t planning on observing the fast itself in order to be respectful of the natives and traditions, and not to miss […]

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Judean Hills: Hidden Treasures Right Under Your Nose

September 27th 2016

If you’ve been to Israel a few times already, you are probably looking for something out of the ordinary to fill your itinerary. Well, then it’s time to travel to lesser-known locales for some off-the-beaten-path fun. Check out some fun and entertaining activities that you can do in the Judean Hills (or Harei Yehudah in […]

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