Top Five Reasons to Travel to India

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jun 28, 2016 10:10:43 AM

 

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Topics: World Travel

Benefits of TSA Pre-check Enrollment

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jan 25, 2016 1:30:38 PM

Put your security screening hassles at ease by enrolling in the TSA Pre-check program! The TSA Pre-check allows for trusted travelers to expedite the process of security screenings with their luggage.
Created to accelerate procedures, the process was implemented to free up lanes during TSA checks.

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Topics: World Travel

Jewish Heritage and History of Berlin

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jul 7, 2015 9:15:53 AM

Overview of Jews in Berlin

The history of Berlin links closely with the history of the Jews. In fact, it was founded when the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm I, in 1671, commanded 50 of the Jewish families expelled from Vienna to settle in Berlin. Today, Jews are once again weaving into the life and times of Berlin, but the heritage sites of Jewish past still remain significant in the history of the community.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Family Tours, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, World Travel

2015 Maccabi Games Berlin: Keeping in Touch with Jewish Roots

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jun 3, 2015 9:32:03 AM

A desire, a dream, a vision: those who have been in competitive sports can tell you what champions are made of. So there couldn’t be a better way than The Maccabi Games to allow athletes to attain this. It is also an opportunity to connect with each other, and their Jewish identity. These Games give the participants and observers a delightful mix of sports competition and cultural heritage. It’s a great feeling to cheer on an athlete going for the gold while at the same time, making memories for a lifetime.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Custom Programs, Family Tours, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, Senior Travel, World Travel

“Beer me, please!” The Growing Culture of Beer within Israel

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

May 18, 2015 10:57:26 AM

Contrary to naive belief, grape kosher wine is not the only alcoholic beverage popular in Israel. In fact, ask someone who resides in the Holy Land, and they may ask, Manischewitz who? However, as one of the world’s oldest beverages, beer has made a significant impact within the history of Israel. Let us rewind to see the progression of its influence leading to present day where Israel hosts one of the world’s largest Beer Festival.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, World Travel

Top Ten Secret Facts about Jewish Vienna!

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Feb 4, 2015 10:01:47 AM

Vienna has long been known for its rich culture and vibrant history as an artistic center of Europe throughout time. Gil Travel has brought Jewish travelers from around the world to Vienna on various tours and trips with direct connection to this city's featured Jewish experiences. Over our travels we have gather our favorite tidbits and facts about Jewish Vienna that you probably didn't know! So study up and put your knowledge to the test on your next visit to Jewish Vienna.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, World Travel

Vibrant History of Jewish Morocco

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Feb 2, 2015 10:51:04 AM

Morocco has long been an exciting and interested destination for world travelers. Its strategic location amidst impressive dynasties has allowed Morocco stand above the best of its Mediterannean neighbors. Morocco, a North African country situated in the Maghreb Desert, has a population of 33 million, and a long historical connection to Judaism. Despite the country’s long historical association with the religion, the population of Jewish residents has dwindled to just .02 percent of the total. When Morocco obtained its independence, there were about 280,000 Jewish citizens throughout the country, making it the largest community of Jewish residents within the Muslim world. Estimates of the current Jewish population in Morocco vary.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, World Travel

Moroccan Jewish Heritage Tour Highlights

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jan 21, 2015 11:02:39 AM

There’s more to Morocco than a movie made in 1942 – and at Gil Travel, we want you to see all of the best sights. We offer a custom Jewish Heritage tour  to Morocco with two departures, March and November 2015, that will take you to the heart of Morocco's rich history. You’ll see Casablanca, Rabat, Fes (or Fez, but we’re not talking about the hat here). During our heritage tour, you’ll trace the history of the Jewish people in the Northern African nation of Morocco and visit synagogues, historic cemeteries and other locations that will bring history to life. We’ll spend time exploring multiple cities and their Moroccan Jewish heritage.

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Topics: guest posting & travel experience, Jewish Heritage, World Travel

Cultural History of Jewish India

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jan 12, 2015 11:08:50 AM

A vendor of colorful holi powder in India
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Topics: Jewish Heritage, World 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