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]
Read More

Topics: Culture and Heritage, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, Israel Travel, Uncategorized

Sarona: Tel Aviv’s Newest Cultural and Lifestyle Center

Posted by Iris Hami

Jul 5, 2014 11:51:24 AM

Sarona: Tel Aviv’s Newest Cultural and Lifestyle Center

Tel Aviv Panorama  (By Ynhockey [CC BY-SA 3.0], via wikimedia commons)

Read More

Topics: Culture and Heritage, Fun stuff, Israel Travel, Tel Aviv

Coffee and Chocolate in Israel

Posted by Iris Hami

Jun 28, 2014 12:15:10 PM

5 Places to go for Coffee and Chocolate in Israel

Sweet bliss (By Kevin Shine [CC BY 2.0], via flickr)

Read More

Topics: Culture and Heritage, Fun stuff, Israel Travel

Singles Trip to Israel: Israel Insiders

Posted by Iris Hami

Jun 21, 2014 11:54:21 AM

Israel Insiders: Perfect Singles Trip to Israel

Have you dreamed of touring Israel but put it off because you didn't want to travel alone?

Gil Travel has the solution for you! Our Israel Insiders Tour allows individuals to explore Israel with a group of like-minded singles.

In Israel, there are growing numbers of single individuals and fewer couples than in years past. Israelis use the term “seeking” to describe individuals who are looking to start a relationship. Because so many singles love to travel, we have designed a program specifically for them.  On the Israel Insiders Tour, scheduled for November 8-17, 2014, participants between the ages of 45 to 65 will meet the leaders of Israel’s high tech companies and start-ups, and spend time with a local journalist to learn about Israel’s present-day issues, while exploring the country’s cultural and historical sites. It's a perfect combination of mixing business with pleasure!

Read More

Topics: Culture and Heritage, Fun stuff, group travel, Israel Travel, Tel Aviv, Romantic trips, Jerusalem

9 Can't-Miss Photo Spots for Stunning Photographs in Israel

Posted by Iris Hami

Jun 19, 2014 11:53:58 AM

9 Can't-Miss Photo Spots in Israel

"Beach, past & present" by amira_a [CC BY 2.0], via flickr)

Read More

Topics: Fun stuff, Israel Travel, Tel Aviv, World Travel, Jerusalem

Romantic Spots in Israel

Posted by Iris Hami

Jun 7, 2014 11:58:10 AM

Seven Romantic Spots in Israel 

Read More

Topics: Fun stuff, Israel Travel, Uncategorized, Romantic trips

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:

Read More

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

Israel Souvenir Guide

Posted by Iris Hami

May 29, 2014 11:38:27 AM

A Souvenir Guide for Travelers in Israel

Read More

Topics: Culture and Heritage, Fun stuff, Israel Travel, Uncategorized

Israel's Appeal

Posted by Iris Hami

May 3, 2014 12:15:33 PM

Israel, Gem of the Mediterranean

Tel Aviv Beach (By chany crystal [CC BY-ND 2.0], via flickr)

Read More

Topics: Fun stuff, Israel Travel, Tel Aviv

Israel Bike Tour

Posted by Iris Hami

Apr 26, 2014 12:04:47 PM

Experience an Israel Bike Tour!

Israel Bike Tour

Read More

Topics: Fun stuff, group travel, Israel Travel, Senior Travel