Once upon a time, making Mishloach Manot, or food gifts for Purim, was a simple affair. Homemade hamantaschen. I thought it would be fun to put together a few Mishloach Manot baskets for Purim. The only “rule,” really, is to have at least two items that can be eaten in the basket. Beyond that, the possibilities are endless!
This time last year I sat at my laptop pondering my costume options. But what to wear? I love books. I love writing. And it had to be work-appropriate. Who better to be than a BOOK FAIRY? I imagined myself fluttering between the stacks sprinkling fairy dust, bestowing books upon grateful patrons. (Okay, so maybe I snorted some of that fairy dust by accident.) A Book Fairy I’d be. But How? No magic would help me. I had to murder a book. Mea culpa.
Israeli winters are famous for their sachlav which is basically, Israel’s answer to hot chocolate. This sweet, thick and creamy drink made from ground orchid bulbs can be found all over the place during the winter and is the perfect way to warm up when it gets chilly outside. We've got the inside scoop on the delicious drinks that will warm your soul this winter.
I recall, every year in school we’d get these little baggies filled with unidentifiable dried fruit. Aside from those baggies and some new fruit at dinner that night, there wasn’t much to celebrate. Are you wondering how you can make Tu B'shvat more festive? How about making these delightful dried fruit chocolate lollipops because everything tastes better with chocolate? These DIY Dried Fruit and Chocolate Lollipops are super cute and, even better, their super easy to make; they are done and ready to be eaten in 1 hour and 20 minutes tops.
The Arava and the Negev Plateau are among the most fascinating areas of Israel. In Israel, “desert” doesn’t mean “desolate.” The sandy Negev expanse that makes up more than half of Israel’s land mass encompasses fascinating vistas, history and creativity. And the relatively short and temperate winter months are the best times to visit. For tourists, there’s never been more to experience in the Arava: ancient archeology, timeless Bedouin hospitality, funky eco-art, hiking, biking, horseback riding, bountiful farms, birdwatching and lots of activities for children, including ice-cream workshops. Keep reading to find out our insider’s guide to exploring Israel’s hidden secrets.
We all know that Tel Aviv is a world-famous foodie city, but here’s something you might not know: Tel Aviv is one of the most vegan friendly cities in the world! The days when vegan food meant a bowl of greens are over! Today you can find in almost every restaurant innovative, delicious and nutritious vegan options, from the basic salads and sandwiches to more elaborate dishes So whether you are a vegan, a vegetarian, or just love trying new things, you have to check out the restaurants in our guide to the Best Vegan Restaurants in Tel Aviv. So, here is our selection of the trendiest vegan spots in Tel Aviv.
Winter time in Israel is known to bring on a strong chill. You know winter has arrived when you here every Israeli come and ask what the soup of the day is; thus the soup obsession begins. As we get deeper into winter, here are the best soup joints to visit when in need of a warm and comforting bite.
So warm up like a local Israeli with these infamous soup restaurants.
So you're planning a trip to Israel, but you most definitely know that you don’t want to seem like a tourist when you arrive. So here we go! Here are the top things you should avoid doing starting with when you land. Let's start with the easy ones: Do not try out your Krav Maga moves on the customs officials at Ben-Gurion Airport. Do not look for camels at the airport. Do not look for olive oil on the Mount of Olives. Do not confuse the Via Dolorosa with Via Veneto. Also do not pet the jellyfish.
But then there are the less obvious don'ts...like not paying for an overpriced (and maybe overrated) hotel room in Tel Aviv, and more.
Come on! You’re flying thousands of miles, going to a country you have little experience with, why not stay a little longer and explore a little on your own? Even if you have a job waiting, try like the dickens to get at least a couple of days more and spend some time getting to know Jerusalem or Tel Aviv a little better.
New Years Eve in Israel has become bigger and bigger in recent years, and whilst not officially celebrated, and there are now hundreds of New Years Eve parties across Israel, as well as many other special events, which cater to all musical, cultural, and social tastes.
In fact, the hardest thing about spending New Year’s in Tel Aviv these days is choosing what to do. A small piece of advice, though: make reservations, if at all possible, to avoid the terrors of wandering the streets in search of a good party. Keep reading to find the perfect place to celebrate New Years in Israel.
Don’t let the stormy season hold you back from enjoying Israel. These rainy day activities will have you wishing for wet weather. When the wet season storms into town, there’s nothing like curling up in a cozy café or catching an international film at the Cinematheque to hit that sweet spot. Don’t let the wet weather rain on your parade. Embrace the opportunity to try something new with our extensive list of rainy day activities.
So, your trip to Israel is a week away and you keep checking the weather so that you can plan your packing. There’s one problem, though. In Tel Aviv, you see 60s and sunny, Jerusalem looks chilly, there’s snow in the Golan, and the south is cold at night. As much as you can’t wait to start your vacation in Israel, you don’t want to have to pack your entire wardrobe just to accommodate this “Israeli winter”. So I have tried to give you the ultimate guide to packing for your winter trip to Israel.
As promised here are the must have secrets for the essential must needed DIY guide. Which I hope will enhance your DIY Hanukkah fun. I mean secretly we all know that crafting is awesome. We all really enjoy crafting that's just plain cute and can be customized in so many ways.
Switching off your phone (or leaving it behind) is a definite possibility when coming to Israel on holiday. But let’s face it, with the amazing variety of smartphones you’re now only a tap away from discovering something new, grabbing a delicious bite to eat, or sharing some of your vacation days with friends and family back home (because once you’ve checked out some of the must-see attractions in Israel, you’ll be sharing left, right and center!)…