Thoughts of a Traveler: Kibbutz Life

Posted by Gil Travel

Nov 21, 2014 9:44:29 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, guest posting & travel experience, Israel Travel

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 posting & travel experience, Israel Travel

Moroccan Trivia and Facts for Your Next Trip

Posted by Iris Hami

Nov 13, 2014 11:42:49 AM

, via flickr
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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Facts about Israel, group travel, Jewish Heritage, World Travel

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, Fun stuff, Israel Travel, Uncategorized

Fun Facts for your next Jewish Heritage Morocco Tour

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jun 13, 2014 3:00:53 PM

, via flickr
Although the region was made famous by “Casablanca,” the 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, there’s so much to know about Morocco than the name of the largest city within the kingdom.
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Topics: Facts about Israel, Jewish Heritage, World Travel

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: Facts about Israel, FAQ, group travel, guest posting & travel experience, Health & Safety, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage

11 Steps to Traveling with Allergies

Posted by Iris Hami

May 31, 2014 12:38:58 PM

11 Tips to Consider When Traveling with Allergies

 

When you’re traveling, you can’t escape certain things.  Changes in time zones, a bit of jet lag, and for many travelers, exotic foods. Food can be such an important part of the traveling experience that individuals are eager to try native foods in the country where they are traveling. This means that for individuals who have food allergies, it’s important that they take care and find ways to deal with food allergies.  Here are a few tips:

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Topics: Facts about Israel, FAQ, Fun stuff, Health & Safety, World Travel

Trivia: Petra

Posted by Iris Hami

May 24, 2014 12:01:02 PM

Ten Interesting Facts about Petra

South Gate of Jerash, Jordan (By Bernard Gagnon [CC BY SA 2.0], via wikimedia commons)

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Facts about Israel, World Travel

Highlights of Jordan

Posted by Iris Hami

May 10, 2014 11:45:13 AM

Highlights of Jordan

The Monastery (Al Dier) Petra, Jordan (By Dennis Jarvis [CC BY SA 2.0], via flickr)

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Topics: Facts about Israel, Israel Travel, World Travel

Trivia: Lisbon

Posted by Iris Hami

Apr 21, 2014 12:05:15 PM

Some Trivia about Lisbon

Miradouro de Santa Caterina
(By Andrea Puggioni [CC BY 2.0], via flickr)

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Facts about Israel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, World Travel