Thoughts of a Traveler: Israel Vacation

Posted by Gil Travel

Nov 14, 2014 9:06:25 AM

This is part of our Travel Diary series where our travelers write about their experiences abroad and share it with our readers.

Thank you very much Stacey, for sharing and allowing us to share with all of our readers! 

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, guest blog, Israel Travel, thoughts of a traveler, travel experience

Underrated Food from Israel

Posted by Iris Hami

Jul 12, 2014 11:32:51 AM

More than Hummus and Rugelach: Israel’s Culinary Heritage

When people think of Israel’s food, it’s likely they think of hummus, rugelach or falafel. But there’s a wide range of Israeli dishes that celebrate the country’s culture and heritage.  If you’re looking for a way to create memories that will last and to expand your palate as well, consider immersing yourself in the foods of the region, like the ones described below.

Seven underrated Israeli dishes

, via flickr
[box title="Cholent" style="soft" box_color="#b35500" title_color="#ffffff" radius="6"]In Israel, cholent, otherwise known as Jewish stew, is a slow-cooked meal that is extremely popular during Shabbat. In fact, the recipe was developed over the centuries to align with Jewish laws that prohibit cooking on the Sabbath. According to multiple sources, the dish boils on Friday before the Sabbath, and then is placed into a slow cooker or oven on low heat until the next day. Cholent typically includes meat, potatoes, beans and barley. However, Sephardic Jews often substitute rice for the beans and barley and chicken for the beef. They may also add whole eggs, shell included! Ashkenazi Jews often include a sausage casing or chicken neck skin stuffed with flour.[/box]
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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Facts about Israel, food, foodies, Fun stuff, Israel, Israel Travel, Uncategorized

Cell Phone in Israel FAQ

Posted by Iris Hami

Jun 13, 2014 9:40:35 AM

Do I need to get a cell phone for my trip to Israel? 

 So you’re going to Israel and getting conflicting information about using a cell phone in Israel.

Some have told you that your cell phone will work in Israel, others claim that they won't work. Your cell phone provider may have assured you that you cell phone will most definitely work abroad, even in Israel. Some friends may have used their own phones and returned to outrageous charges or horror stories of being disconnected. Others may have rented phones or SIM cards, and found it confusing (it's not, I promise).

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Topics: cell phones, Facts, Facts about Israel, FAQ, group travel, Health & Safety, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, travel tips

Michael Solomonov's Culinary Israel

Posted by Gil Travel

Oct 10, 2013 3:23:11 PM

The first couple days of Chef Michael Solomonov's Culinary Tour of Israel

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Topics: Facts about Israel, group travel, Israeli wines, jerusalem

Tour Israel in this Spring with Gil Travel!

Posted by Gil Travel

Oct 4, 2013 3:42:06 PM

Reasons to Tour Israel in the Spring

Seniors 55+ come on a Tour with Gil Travel this Spring!

The spring in Israel is spectacularly beautiful. The hills and mountains in the Golan and Galilee in the North of Israel become vibrant green and wild flowers begin to fill open fields with vibrant and unexpected pops of color. The temperature during the day is comfortable throughout the country, usually in the 60’s or low 70’s. The nights are pleasant and even possibly a little chilly, depending on where in the country you are.

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Israel Travel, World Travel

Israel is a Country Unlike Any Other in the World

Posted by Gil Travel

Oct 2, 2013 2:06:14 PM

Israel is a Small but Outstanding Country

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Topics: Christian Travel, Cities of Israel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Israel Travel

CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" Premieres with an honest look at Jerusalem

Posted by Iris Hami

Sep 17, 2013 9:34:18 AM

HISTORICAL SITES IN ISRAEL
Anthony Bourdain in JerusalemSeason 2 of "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown" premieres Sunday, September 15 at 9 p.m. ET with the host and crew making their first trip to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.
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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Israel Travel

Now! at the Tower of David Museum next to Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem: "AH JERUSALEM"!

Posted by Iris Hami

Sep 16, 2013 9:24:51 AM

NEW HAPPENINGS IN ISRAEL
Ah, Jerusalem! A New Musical (in English)
Presented by Bernie Kukoff & Danny PallerHistory of the Show...After living in Jerusalem for 25 years composer-lyricist Danny Paller imagined a new entertainment for English-speaking tourists – a musical-theater adventure set in Jerusalem. He felt there were too few cultural offerings geared to a tourist’s experience – especially for English-speakers – and that a musical would provide a refreshingly creative encounter with the city and its unique past. Enter Ah, Jerusalem a new musical. 
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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Israel Travel

Israeli Cuisine, a Delicious Work in Progress!

Posted by Iris Hami

Sep 13, 2013 9:26:59 AM

CULINARY IN ISRAEL
Jewish culinary traditions often date back to Biblical times. Yet while Jews as a people have endured for over 3000 years, the modern state of Israel is relatively young.
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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Health & Safety, Israel Travel

Have you ever felt blessed that we all "Have a Little Bit of Israel in Us"?

Posted by Iris Hami

Sep 12, 2013 2:32:28 PM

Tel Aviv, My Home Town.

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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Israel Travel

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