Articles Tagged ‘Dead Sea’

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: 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...

Jerusalem, Israel: What to Pack for Winter in Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel: What to Pack for Winter in Jerusalem November 20, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Think of the Middle East and the first thing that probably comes to mind is heat, desert, camels…it’s doubtful you’ll be thinking about a rain hat or a heavy coat, but that’s what you’ll need to bring along if a trip to Jerusalem in the winter is in your future. Jerusalem...

Best Views in Jerusalem

Best Views in Jerusalem November 5, 2011 | What's New | Read More
There’s a lot to take in in Jerusalem, and whether you’re a casual traveler who’s come to see the sights; a pilgrim focused on experiencing the city where two of the world’s major religions were born or someone who wants to understand more about this city that’s always in...

Best Road Trips from Jerusalem

Best Road Trips from Jerusalem June 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Jerusalem can be an intense experience.  When you feel the urge to get away for a day or two, consider taking a road trip to some of the fascinating and scenic places that are accessible on all sides of the holy city. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the scenery changes as you drive down off the...

What to expect from Jerusalem winter weather

What to expect from Jerusalem winter weather January 30, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Jerusalem in the rain. Photo: Epublicist The heavy rain pouring down Jerusalem streets this morning made me think about how visitors to the holy city in the winter time should prepare for the trip. Chances are you’ll be leaving a bitterly cold climate in the eastern US or Europe and landing at...

Family-Friendly Holiday Activities in Jerusalem

Family-Friendly Holiday Activities in Jerusalem December 8, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Hanukkah is over, but the Holy Land is, after all THE place where the Christmas story began, so if you’re traveling to Jerusalem over the Christmas-New Year’s holiday, here’s a rundown of family activities to enjoy. Take a tour to nearby Bethlehem–about 10 minutes from Jerusalem...