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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, 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 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...

Jerusalem, Israel: Free Summer Concerts

Jerusalem, Israel: Free Summer Concerts June 24, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Looking for some free summer entertainment? Besides all the festivals that make up the summer cultural season in Jerusalem, the holy city is the place to be for free (or almost free) concerts to suit every taste.   Meir Banai performs in Jerusalem. © Judy Lash Balint The added bonus with Jerusalem’s...

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...

Great Hike Near Jerusalem: Wadi Kelt

Great Hike Near Jerusalem: Wadi Kelt November 30, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Sightseeing is great–but sometimes don’t you just feel like taking a break to get away from it all without going too far?  The Judean desert just east of Jerusalem is the perfect place for a change of pace and scenery. Wadi Kelt, near Jerusalem Head out via the tunnel near Hebrew University’s...

Blog Action Day: Water in Jerusalem

Blog Action Day: Water in Jerusalem October 14, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
This year’s Blog Action Day topic is water–a topic that’s been on the agenda for Jerusalem since the city was founded by King David more than 3,000 years ago. Despite its strategic location as a city on the ridge that divides the Judean hills from the desert, Jerusalem has only one...

Jerusalem Named Best City in Africa & Middle East

Jerusalem Named Best City in Africa & Middle East July 13, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Well, of course I knew I lived in the best city in the Middle East, but now the powers-that-be at Travel and Leisure Magazine have named Jerusalem as the #1 city in Africa and the Middle East. (The last time Jerusalem made #1 was back in 2000). Beating out Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Amman, Marrakesh and Petra,...
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