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Travel Tips for the Rainy Season Globetrotter

December 8th 2015

Israel’s rainy season is the much overlooked diamond in the rough. The brisk winds, infrequent downpours and surreal peace that cloaks the country during these months is something world travelers won’t want to miss. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of winter showers. Tip #1: Gear Up With the right […]

Winter Hotspots Around Jerusalem for a Romantic Night Out

December 6th 2015

With lush greenery sprouting everywhere, dramatic sunsets that paint the skyline in vivacious shades of pink and orange and a 5000-year history replete with love stories constantly unfolding, finding romance in Israel is as easy as…falling in love. If you’re planning a special night out with a special someone this trip, here are some top […]

Untraditional Chanukah Celebrations You’ll Love

November 28th 2015

Looking for some holiday fun that’s not quite run of the mill? Check out these untraditional Chanukah celebrations, and light up the night in a whole new way! Chanukah is a magical time when presents abound, the world is illuminated and the air sings with the harmony of the Jewish people. If you want something […]

5 Winter Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

November 26th 2015

Traveling Israel this winter? Don’t miss these top five winter festivals that will warm you up and get you knee-deep in Israeli culture and entertainment. Think your vacation will be a bust because of the cold and rain of Israeli winters? Think again! This culture-rich society is bursting with entertainment, partying hard and long into […]

Five Great Places to Bring Your Kids This Winter

November 25th 2015

Give your kids a vacation in Israel they’ll never forget with some of these kid-friendly winter activities! #1: Donut Dash Not the most diet-friendly activity, but a donut-tasting contest will delight the little ones, making unforgettable memories. In Israel, you can’t go 100 meters without bumping into a bakery, and in November and December, those […]

Enjoy Tel Aviv without Blowing Your Budget

November 16th 2015

No matter what you’re looking for in your next vacation spot, Tel Aviv, a city often ranked amongst the top cities in the world to visit, is sure to have it for you. This stunning, historical city lies on the Mediterranean and offers you easy access to beaches, while also allowing you to learn about […]

3 Unforgettable Places for Enjoying Chanukah Candles in Israel

November 10th 2015

Chanukah is a special time in the Land of Israel. Darkness descends early this time year, but for eight nights in a row, Jewish homes all over Israel light Chanukah candles and, for a brief time, spread the light of rededication and divine inspiration. Even if you’ve been lighting Chanukah candles your whole life, Chanukah […]

Ultimate Guide: 40+ Things to Know Before You Travel

September 30th 2015

  A trip to Israel can be the fulfillment of a lifetime dream for many people. Regardless if the travelers are going for the religious significance of the nation or just for the historical aspects of the region, traveling to Israel can be a memorable, exciting vacation. The following information is a list of articles […]

3 Great Jerusalem Museums You Haven’t Heard Of

July 30th 2015

Jerusalem is home to dozens of compelling museums that cover topics ranging from the pre-historical artifacts to contemporary experimental digital multimedia. Iconic institutions like the Israel Museum and the Bloomfield Science Museum may get the lion’s share of the press and attention, but visitors exploring the depth of the cultural riches that Israel’s vibrant capital […]

Tel Gezer: Crossroads of the Via Maris

July 30th 2015

The Via Maris, literally “Way of the Sea” in Latin, was a trade route in the ancient world that connected Egypt with greater Syria and Mesopotamia. The “crossroads,” or hub of that trade route is a great place to visit and tour for the day – Tel Gezer National Park, located at the foothills of […]

3 Reasons to Visit Petra from Eilat

July 30th 2015

If you’re headed towards Israel for a tour that spans the entire country, you’ll surely visit Eilat, a place where the sun almost always shines and the Dead Sea water sport opportunities are unparalleled. You may not realize, however, that just a hop, skip and a jump (or a bus ride) away are the breathtaking […]

Hands-On Activities in Israel that Your Kids Will Love

July 28th 2015

Many museums showcase “look, but don’t touch” exhibits, but the sites included here all have the power to get you and your kids actively involved. Thankfully, Israel is full of compelling experiences like these that can truly bring a tour to life. Beit Guvrin – Dig for a Day Get your hands dirty with Dig […]

Why the Palmach Museum Is Different from Other Museums

July 28th 2015

A yuppie haven located on the edge of northern Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv is home to several museums, so it’s worth asking what makes the Palmach Museum such a worthy attraction, as compared to all of the other popular destinations in the area. The answer is a combination of the dramatic historical events covered here […]

Is Yad Vashem Appropriate for Children?

July 14th 2015

You’re finally headed to Israel, and you’re going to make sure to visit all of the must-see places while you’re here, from the beaches of Eilat to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and the scenic hikes in the Golan and the memorial at Yad Vashem…. Or wait, should you really take the kids to Yad […]

5 Things to Keep with You While Touring Israel

July 14th 2015

Yes, yes, we’ve all heard that it can be useful to carry one’s passport at all times while traveling overseas. This isn’t really necessary in Israel, however, as there’s rarely any need to prove that you’re an international tourist. But there are a few things that you may find useful to carry with you on […]

5 Hikes in Israel Perfect for Summer Visits

July 14th 2015

If you’re visiting Israel during the summer and looking for some outdoor fun, make sure your itinerary includes the best hot weather nature hikes that Israel has to offer – areas that allow you to enjoy amazing natural adventures but without suffering too dramatically from the Mediterranean heat. Here are five great hikes worth checking […]

What to See in Tiberias and Safed If You Only Have One Day

June 30th 2015

A one-day tour of these two northern cities of Israel gives you a taste of the region’s history, holiness, art, and scenic vistas. There’s enough here to keep your group engrossed for several days, but for many travelers to Israel, because of the realities of scheduling constraints, that simply isn’t an option. If you only […]

Top Activities with Toddlers in Israel

June 30th 2015

Israel is filled with alluring sites from all eras in history, and many top-draw spots make a point of being child-friendly, offering attractions to those of all ages, and making accommodations (like high chairs in restaurants, for example) for those with tots. Biblical Zoo Since opening in 1993, Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo offers a glimpse of […]

5 Awesome Half-Day Hikes in the Jerusalem Area

June 23rd 2015

Jerusalem is best known for its historical and holy sites, but don’t forget to relish the amazing hikes that traverse the area’s hills, valleys, meadows and woodlands. The views alone may make you stop in your tracks. Here are just a few of the most highly recommended half-day hikes that originate within a few minutes’ […]

Israel’s Top Agricultural Farm Tours

June 11th 2015

The Land of Milk and Honey is home to a vibrant agricultural industry. When you visit Israel, you may want to take some time to see some of the scenic farms and the sophisticated techniques that innovative Israelis have used to make the desert bloom. For a smattering of especially compelling visitor experiences, start with […]