Taking a 6-month post-army backpacking trip is a rite of passage for many Israelis in their early 20's. This and the military service are two major experiences that foster in them a sense of adventure like no other. No wonder Israel is the world's Start Up Nation!
The Bahai Gardens represents the Bahai message of beauty, freedom, and balance. Just like the first three major monotheistic religions, Israel was chosen as the place of pilgrimage for the Bahai faith as well.
Whether you’re planning to make Aliya, take a temporary leave, spend a semester or a gap year in Israel, it’s probably because of Israel’s continual growing reputation as the hub for brilliant minds and personal growth. There are many advantages to spending time in Israel where the possibilities are vast. Here is a snapshot of the advantages you’ll be experiencing in the Promised Land.
It’s a novel idea based on the honesty system, so no library cards required. There isn't even a librarian manning the book cart! Book lovers now have the freedom to go up and choose their title, take it and are asked to simply return it when they’re done or replace it with another novel they’ve already finished. The best part?It’s free, it’s fun, it’s Tel Aviv!!
To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following:
To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following: As a tribute to Israel's 70th Birthday we are counting down with 7 fun trivia facts a day.
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.
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.
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.
Northern Israel is definitely one of the most beautiful and diverse areas in the country, and a magnet for adventure lovers. For me, northern Israel is the antithesis of Tel Aviv; quiet, serene, and peaceful. This blog will give you all the insights about the best places to see and do.
This little Middle Eastern country is just a tiny dot on the map of the world, but once inside it’s confusing borders, Israel offers an incredible amount of diverse things to do, unique scenery and incredible activities. Getting from place to place or city to city, this blog will help you navigate your way across this amazing little country.