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Three Best Observation Points in Jerusalem’s Old City

Three Best Observation Points in Jerusalem’s Old City February 13, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
On the ground, Jerusalem’s Old City is a maze of winding, narrow alleyways, crowded with churches, mosques and synagogues, all held together by the shuk–the exotic market streets tightly packed with stalls filled with trinkets, food, pottery and spices. To make sense of it all, it pays to...

Jerusalem Active Adventure–Hike Wadi Kelt

Jerusalem Active Adventure–Hike Wadi Kelt January 29, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Jerusalem is surrounded on all sides by astoundingly beautiful, and very different terrain, depending on which direction you choose to travel from the holy city. Many visitors choose to head eastward toward the Dead Sea to experience some of the most astonishing scenery and hikes in the Middle East....

Take a drive from Jerusalem

Take a drive from Jerusalem January 15, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
You don’t have to drive too far out of Jerusalem to get a completely different view of Israel.  Many Israelis view Jerusalem as a separate entity from the rest of the country, so it’s worth descending from the hilltop city to get a different perspective. One of the most dramatic directions...

Jerusalem: A Day Trip for Wine, Cheese…and Humous

Jerusalem: A Day Trip for Wine, Cheese…and Humous January 11, 2012 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Everyone knows all about Jerusalem’s multitude of holy sites; historical places and interesting museums, but few people know that less than an hour’s drive away, visitors can enjoy a relaxing day touring boutique wineries and goat cheese farms set in scenery that rivals that of Provence or...

Jerusalem: Winter Weekend Getaways

Jerusalem: Winter Weekend Getaways December 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The first thing visitors notice about weekends in Israel is that the weekend starts on Thursday night.  Friday and Saturday are weekend days; Sunday is a regular work day. Weekend rates for getaways are for Friday and Saturday. A favorite weekend getaway for Jerusalemites is the Dead Sea.  The resort...

Five Romantic Restaurants in Jerusalem

Five Romantic Restaurants in Jerusalem December 28, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Jerusalem has a number of restaurants scattered throughout the city that fit the ‘romantic’ category.  That means they’re small; quiet with discreet service; have a to-die-for view or a secluded, exotic location and a menu that includes some luscious foods and heady wine that will...

Jerusalem,Israel: Five Great Places to Propose

Jerusalem,Israel: Five Great Places to Propose November 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
While Jerusalem may not be thought of as the most romantic city in the world, there’s no denying that it’s one of the most historic and meaningful places on the planet, so why not plan on making one of the most meaningful declarations of your life and propose there? There are some astoundingly...

Jerusalem, Israel: Where to Take Visitors for Dinner

Jerusalem, Israel: Where to Take Visitors for Dinner November 15, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Jerusalem shows itself off best via its neighborhoods, and the best places to take visitors for dinner are those that showcase the varied architecture and cuisine of the city. Take the Rooftop Restaurant of the Mamilla Hotel, for example.  No doubt your visitors will have spent a good portion of their...

Jerusalem: Top 10 Places to Meet Locals

Jerusalem: Top 10 Places to Meet Locals November 11, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Israelis are known as sabras–after the yellowish/green fruit of a cactus bush that’s prickly on the outside but soft and sweet inside.  So while you may encounter brusque Israelis on your travels through the Holy Land, it’s worth spending a little time trying to get to know the locals...

Jerusalem’s Shrine of the Book:Home of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Jerusalem’s Shrine of the Book:Home of the Dead Sea Scrolls September 28, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The most ancient Biblical scrolls ever discovered have been housed in the specially designed Shrine of the Book at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum since 1965. The Shrine is kept at a perfect temperature for preservation of the ancient scrolls by continual jets of cool water streaming down on the structure. Dating...