Israel Travel Tips
Israel is one of the world's oldest travel destinations. Everyone from Moses to Mark Twain has dreamed of coming here. Travelers still come in droves to this land, considered holy by countless millions from many religions.
The appeal of Israel's ancient and holy past may be obvious, but many new arrivals are surprised to discover that Israel is much more than a lesson in history. While Jerusalem is a dazzling amalgam of past and present, the whole country is a tightly packed ball of attractions, from Mt Masada to taking a float in the Dead Sea.
Contrary to popular belief, Israel is not a war zone to be avoided, and it has such rigid security that travel is surprisingly safe. Enter the Holy Land on a clean slate and you'll never watch the nightly news the same way again.
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2011
Located 11 miles west of the Sea of Galilee ,
Mount Tabor is believed by many Christians to be the site of the
transfiguration of Jesus. Whatever the truth of such claims, the area
has certainly ...
Written by yafit, April 2012
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Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2012
The caves at Qumran in Israel are best known as the settlement nearest the site where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls (nearly a thousand texts from the Hebrew Bible and extra-biblical documents found ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, November 2011
There are few places where it is more imperative to beat the heat than the Middle East. Luckily there are a number of beautiful beaches along the Red Sea coastline and elsewhere in Israel. The ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2011
Established in 2007, the none-too-subtly-named Jesus Trail in Israel is a series of hiking trails and pilgrimage sites beginning in Nazareth in the Galilee region. The 85-mile route links together ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2011
There is much too much to recommend in one sitting amid the lush landscape of Upper Galilee in Israel, but the following are a few of my personal favorites. Editor's Note: This recommendation was ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2013
Unfortunately, there is always some level of political and civil unrest in Israel .
The best thing you can do for the safety of yourself and for the
benefit of having a nice trip is to check with ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, January 2013
Traffic on the roads of Israel
can be tough to handle sometimes, but the recent construction of train
lines has made life easier for the weary traveler. As they are, the
trains have great ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2012
Faux pas and lapses in etiquette are inevitable when visiting a foreign
country, and even the most moderate expectations can leave us
disappointed when we’re confronted with the reality that is ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, January 2012
Revered as the hometown of King David, the site of the Muslim prophet Al Khider's teachings, and the supposed birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem has long been a tourist attraction for Jews, Muslims, ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, November 2012
Wine lovers everywhere delight in sampling the regional offerings available wherever they go, and visitors to Israel
are no exception. The terrain is challenging and the resources devoted
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, February 2012
Settled in 1882, Zichron Ya’akov is a great place to spend a weekend of shopping, eating, and sipping wines from the famous Carmel Winery. Named in honor of Baron Edmond de Rothschild’s father, the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012
There is no shortage of things to do in Tel Aviv ,
but one of the most unforgettable activities is to take some down time
on the beach, which runs along the entire western side of the city along
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
While visiting Jerusalem , you’ll discover many tantalizing excursions both in and out of the city. The following come highly recommended.
A short bus and/or “sherut” trip from ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2012
Whether or not you are religiously inclined, visiting Jerusalem
at Christmas time is a wonderful experience. Though the typical
trappings of the holiday are not omnipresent, the city has a lot ...
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