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Israel’s Extensive Park Network

May 29th 2016

As the last vestiges of winter disappear, and Israel turns quickly into the warmth of spring, outdoor exploration once again becomes an attractive option. Israel is full of national parks, all run under the auspices of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, who work to ensure that the parks are clean, wildlife is cared for, […]

Israel’s Camping Sites

May 28th 2016

As the warm weather spreads throughout Israel, thousands of Israelis will start to flock to the outdoor camping sites that prove such a popular destination over these months. And as the country begins to shut down ahead of the Pesach break, many people will take advantage of being off of work to spend time away […]

Gluten free? Israel’s the Best Place to Be!

May 27th 2016

One of the hardest parts of traveling abroad is finding places to cater to your specific dietary restrictions. Whether it’s kosher, halal, vegan, or some other requirement, getting a meal around the world is sometimes easier said than done (and that includes speaking in a foreign language!). Fortunately, gluten free travelers have nothing to fear […]

Yom HaZikaron: A Different Approach to Memorializing the Fallen

May 26th 2016

Yom HaZikaron is a unique day for Israelis. When American’s think of Memorial Day, they picture shopping, BBQ’s, and fireworks. But Israelis have an entirely different approach to their memorial celebrations. Yom HaZikaron is a solemn day set aside to remember the many soldiers and individuals who fell while liberating this country. Every Jew across […]

Best Israeli Beaches to Hit Before the Summer Rush

May 26th 2016

If you’re in Israel this spring, you have a golden opportunity. Israeli beaches are known for their magical blue tint, incredible tides, and healing properties too. The problem is that all throughout the summer months these fabulous beaches are packed to the gills with tourists and locals trying to get their fun in the sun […]

Spotlight on Religion: Christianity

May 25th 2016

There are a lot of incredible aspects to Israel from the technological, medical, and scientific breakthroughs to the disproportionate amount of innovations and startups that come out of this small country. The most fascinating of all though, is the fact that so many religions from across the spectrum can actually live peacefully and respectfully within […]

Escape Rooms – The New Craze

May 25th 2016

Escape Rooms are the new craze that have become hugely popular around the world. The real-life escape scenario game has exploded onto the scene across Europe, the US, Asia, and…you guessed it…Israel! Successful players celebrate their escape – The general idea is simple. Your group is locked inside a room, where you will be […]

Doing the Dead Sea Right: Tips For Getting The Most Out of These Medicinal Waters

May 24th 2016

Have you been to the Dead Sea yet? If you haven’t, you are missing out on an unbeatable experience. Tourists and natives alike take advantage of the world-renowned, medicinal waters of the Dead Sea throughout the year. If you’re in Israel this year, head to this salty watering hole to heal what ails you, but […]

Lag B’Omer: A Holiday Like You’ve Never Seen Anywhere

May 20th 2016

Lag B’Omer is the celebration of two events: The death of one of the greatest Torah luminaries, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. The cessation of a terrible plague that wiped out tens of thousands of scholars from the face of the planet. Israelis remember these two occasions by building bonfires, having barbeques, and playing with toy […]

Israel’s Best Bakeries

May 1st 2016

3 Classic Israeli Bakeries Even though Pesach lasts for only 7 days, by the time it draws to a close most people are left desperately searching for the first bakery to open. They follow the smell of fresh baking in order to satiate their leaven deprived bodies. For those of you able to wait a […]

Celebrating Yom HaAtzmaut Like an Israeli

May 1st 2016

If you are in Israel in May, you are in for a real treat because that is when this beautiful country of ours celebrates its birthday, and we want you to join in the festivities! Here are a few exciting events that you can take part in to show your solidarity with Israel on her […]

A Look at the Past and a Taste of the Future with the Geek PicNic

April 1st 2016

Once you’ve conquered the Red Canyon down in Eilat and bathed in the beauty of the Banias Waterfall up at the other end of the country, take your trip to a comfortable mid-point and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Jerusalem. While there are countless historically significant sites to visit and you could (and should) spend […]

Automotor – The Israel International Motor Show

April 1st 2016

While Tel Aviv has many outdoor activities to keep tourists busy like the Jaffa Flea Market and Nachlat Binyamin Arts & Crafts Fair, with April coming along, we can’t all take the heat. If spending the hottest hours of the day walking in the sun is not for you, and you’d like to take a […]

Eilat, The Vacation You’ve Always Dreamed Of

March 30th 2016

Eilat is known as the ideal vacation spot for any Israeli traveler, but do you know why? It’s not just that the water is bluer than even Crayola could conjure or that the air you’re breathing is cleaner than the stuff you can sniff out of a can. Eilat is the ultimate extreme vacationer’s haven […]

Spotlight on Religion: Bedouins

March 30th 2016

Bedouins not only have a long history in the land of Israel, but in recent years this cultural slice has become a popular tourist attraction. A traditionally nomadic people without any particular allegiance, the Bedouins have slowly been indoctrinated into the Israeli culture. This has been a difficult process for both sides, but both the […]

Sea-Gal Yacht Cruises

March 28th 2016

It’s often all too easy to focus so much on Israel’s history and holiness to the exclusion of other worthy vacation activities, but the Sea-Gal Yachting Club reminds us about the importance of kicking back for some breathtaking recreation. Founded in 1992, the Sea-Gal Yacht Club offers the best of the Mediterranean, with a wide […]

Kfar Kedem’s Pesach Experience

March 23rd 2016

Kfar Kedem Kfar Kedem prides itself on providing visitors with an authentic experience of what life was like in Israel during the Talmudic times. Visitors enjoy dressing up as shepherds, and ploughing fields, with the fruit of their labors being turned into bread which they can then take home. Over the Pesach holiday, visitors are […]

The Old City – Ancient, Action-Packed, & Awe-Inspiring All at Once

March 18th 2016

There’s just something about the old city that makes everyone stop in wonderment. Perhaps it’s the ancient tone that permeates the air. It might be the dichotomy of life that goes on within the Old City walls; so many cultures, religions, and people co-existing side by side. Whatever the reason, the Old City of Jerusalem […]

Bored in Raanana? Top 4 To Do in This Reserved City

March 18th 2016

Raanana is frequently called the Pearl of the Sharon for its beauty and sophistication. To be sure, Raanana is one of the loveliest cities you’ll find anywhere in the world. It’s got culture, it’s got class, it’s got grandeur. It can also be incredibly boring if you don’t know where to look. If you’re spending […]

Israel Goes Marching On: March Events to Enjoy in Israel

March 16th 2016

March is a great time to visit Israel. The weather is really starting to perk up, but the sun hasn’t reached its sweltering apex yet. The holiday season isn’t quite upon us, but there’s enough excitement in the air to keep a body busy and entertained. If you’ve stumbled into the Middle East this March, […]