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Israel Travel Tips

The Mighty Makhtesh Ramon

By John Reality , Cambodia, December 2011

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating

Possibly the grandest and most awe-inspiring natural site in the whole of Israel, the Makhtesh Ramon is a giant geological feature at the peak of Mount Negev roughly 50 miles south of Beersheba near ...  Read more

Tour of the Year: Mysterious Masada

By Israel Expert - Arik , Israel, August 2011

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating

Every visitor to Israel must see Jerusalem – the cherry on the cake – but if you have at least one more day, why not see the icing? When you see the salt deposits at the Dead Sea you’ll  ...  Read more

Travel the Via Dolorosa

By John Reality , Cambodia, May 2012

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating

In attempting a journey along the Via Dolorosa (or the Stations of the Cross, as Catholics describe it), it is important to get your priorities in order. Depending on the nature of your visit, a ...  Read more

Visiting the Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

By Viator, August 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 85 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Dead Sea is the second saltiest major body of water on earth, and it is this hyper-salinity, which causes swimmers to be super-buoyant within it, that makes it one of Israel’s major attractions.  ...  Read more

Byzantine church and Mosaics Uncovered

By Jerusalem Expert: ...  , Israel, February 2011

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings

About 45km south of Jerusalem in the Ella valley, where David fought Goliath, lie the ruins of an ancient agricultural settlement from Iron age II, Hirbet Midras. The site contained a large Jewish ...  Read more

3 Days in Jerusalem: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 327 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The living home of the world’s three major religions, Jerusalem is also a vibrant city for outdoor sightseeing. Stroll along pedestrian walkways and streets lined with Ottoman architecture, past ...  Read more

Visiting Jerusalem from Tel Aviv

By Viator, September 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 69 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As one of the world’s oldest cities and an important spiritual center of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem is an undisputed highlight for visitors to Israel. At just an hour away, Tel Aviv ...  Read more

3 Days in Tel Aviv: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 54 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Ultramodern Tel Aviv is a Mediterranean-style beach city, with cosmopolitan cafes, boutique shopping and world-beating museums. The city’s boundless nightlife and 24-hour lifestyle are legendary, but ...  Read more

Tips for Staying Safe in Israel

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 ...  Read more

Israel in the Winter

By John Reality , Cambodia, February 2013

The weather does not usually get as cold during the Israeli winter as it does in the West, but that doesn’t mean that there is not a winter. Once in a blue moon a sliver of white snow comes down and ...  Read more

Train Travel in Israel

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 ...  Read more

Exploring Eilat

By John Reality , Cambodia, December 2012

The coastal community of Eilat is located at the southern tip of Israel , and consists mainly of a four-mile strip of beach along the Red Sea. To say that the town is a resort community would be ...  Read more

Wineries in Israel

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 to ...  Read more

Hiking in Israel

By John Reality , Cambodia, October 2012

Hiking in Israel is a many splendored thing. There’s no need to waste time singing its praises. Better to share as many options as possible among the seemingly endless list of worthy ...  Read more

What Not to Do in Israel

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 ...  Read more

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