Articles by susannaleonard

Gay Friendly Tel-Aviv: Where to Stay

Gay Friendly Tel-Aviv: Where to Stay September 19, 2010 | Hotels, What's New | Read More
Beautiful Gay Pride Flag in the Israeli Sun Although many people think of Israel as the Holy land, which conjures visions of sand, camels, old buildings, and very religious people, Israel is as diverse as the United States, in geography, religion, people, and cuisine. Contrary to popular belief, Israel...

Bartering, Haggling, Negotiating…in Israel

Bartering, Haggling, Negotiating…in Israel September 8, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Funny T-Shirts For Sale at the Shuk Many people love to barter, haggle and negotiate when traveling. But I can’t ever bring myself to do it. If I have enough money to travel, and I have enough money to buy souvenirs, I feel like I should just pay the price they’re asking. If I do the conversion...

Tenth Year for T-Market in Tel Aviv

Tenth Year for T-Market in Tel Aviv September 6, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Today was the start of T-Market, an outdoor clothing/accessories fair that has top designers selling last year’s designs at crazy low prices. These designs are still hot, but the prices have cooled way down. From September 2nd to September 4th, Tel Aviv designers and shops like American Apparel...

Q & A with Inspire Collective

Q & A with Inspire Collective August 29, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Travelers to Tel Aviv can attest to the growing amount of art work lining the city walls. It’s not commissioned by the city, but rather imagined, believed and inspired into being by street artists. Inspire Festival 9/4-9/5 An art exhibit, nee, OCCASION, lauding inspired art, has once again come...

Spending Rosh Hashanah in Israel: 2010

Spending Rosh Hashanah in Israel: 2010 August 29, 2010 | Events, off the beaten path, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Shana Tova(A Good Year) I Wonder What She's Reading... An early Shana Tova(Good Year!) to you!  The Jewish holiday is celebrated throughout the world by Jews and others wishing to get in on the cultural festivities. Madonna even spent one Rosh Hashanah in Israel, and though not Jewish, she is a...

Make Your Way around Tel Aviv like a Native!

Make Your Way around Tel Aviv like a Native! August 25, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
102 years ago when the first sixty settlers came to the area that is now Tel Aviv, they had nice rows of homes, streets that were aligned. Somewhere over the next century, Tel Aviv grew, but city planners apparently were not employed in this town. Streets in Tel Aviv curve all which ways, there is no...

The best Haifa has to offer

The best Haifa has to offer August 21, 2010 | off the beaten path, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I may be an expert on Tel Aviv, but sometimes I like to get out of the city and travel to other parts of Israel. A 45 minute train or bus ride north will get your to one of Israel’s four largest cities: Haifa. Though Haifa isn’t the metropolitan city that Tel Aviv is, there is one phenomenal...

Cheese and Olives and Eggs, Oh My!

Cheese and Olives and Eggs, Oh My! August 20, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
In some cultures, breakfast cuisine is intricate, forcing the breakfast maker to get up sometimes hours before their guests to prepare a culinary extravaganza that is breakfast. Unlike England where the standard breakfast includes some or all of the following: bacon, fried eggs, fried mushrooms, fried...

Tel Aviv’s White Night

Tel Aviv’s White Night August 15, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Wall Art Flourished on Lila Levan Lila Levan(White Night) is a new yearly tradition in Tel Aviv. UNESCO named Tel Aviv the White City in 2003 and ever since, Tel Aviv has been holding a night to celebrate it’s status and give it’s citizens a city-wide party. Just part of the White Night events...

Shopping for Shoes Should be ExShelent

Shopping for Shoes Should be ExShelent August 8, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Take your pic of cute Israeli shoes I hope you read the headline with Sean Connery’s voice in your head, because that’s how it sounded in my head when I typed it. As many know, shopping for shoes can be a headache for everyone involved. Usually,you’re out there because you need...