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5 Important Tips for Traveling to Cuba

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on August 30, 2016

Cuba is one of the hottest destinations to travel to right now. There is plenty to offer, whether you want to dive into its history, wander around and soak up the culture of explore some of the beautiful scenery it has to offer. Cuba has something for everyone. For all of its beauty, there are some tricks to travelling here, so here are some tips to that will be sure to help with your tour to Cuba.  

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Topics: Cuba

Why You Should Travel with a Guide on an Archaeological Tour of Israel

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on August 19, 2016

Archaeological sites are so abundant throughout Israel and fascinating to explore, but what’s the best way to truly grasp their historical context? When it comes to trips that focus on Israeli archaeology, your tour guide truly makes all the difference!

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Topics: Senior Travel

Rio 2016 Fans Rejoice! Gil Travel Can Show You Even MORE of South America

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on August 17, 2016

The roaring excitement of the Rio 2016 Olympics has certainly brought plenty of positive attention to South America! The telecasts display scenic seasides during beach volleyball tournaments and towering mountain ranges during the cycling events. The gorgeous South American atmosphere has made viewers want to pack their bags and head on down to join in the action. But Brazil is surely not the only country there is to see down there. If watching the Rio 2016 Olympics makes you want to travel over to South America, then you’re in luck! Gil Travel wants to take you there. Offering several trips to South American countries such as Argentina, Peru, and Colombia, Gil Travel can show you the breathtaking landscapes of our neighbors below the equator:

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Topics: Israel Travel, Senior Travel, World Travel

What Can MENA Countries Learn From Cuba’s Tourism?

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on July 29, 2016

With many of the MENA countries seeing tourism as an important source of economic revenue and employment, the reliance on “sun-and-sea” tourism that fills re­sort areas has been at the expense of investment and development in interior regions, where development of all types is often stagnant.

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Topics: Cuba

Jewish Tourism Highlight: Sahar Hassamain Synagogue

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on July 26, 2016

What's truly unique about Jewish tourism is the common thread of faith that colors each destination. Judaism, although prevalent in many cultures, has not always been an accepted faith in many global settings. Take, for example, the Jewish presence in Portugal. Its oldest synagogue dates back to 1836, but unfortunately, it hadn’t been utilized for years until its recent refurbishment. Luckily, a Massachusetts synagogue identified the importance of maintaining the presence of Jewish faith in the Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage

The Early Traveler vs. The Late Traveler

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on July 19, 2016

It’s no surprise that summer is the most popular season to travel, so it’s no surprise that weekend traffic and airport security lines are as unpredictable as ever. When we’re traveling to the airport, there’s no question that there are a lot of factors to take into account—many that can either slow us down, or speed us up.

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Topics: Fun stuff

The Advantages of River Cruising

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on July 15, 2016

We always see TV commercials advertising extravagant cruise ships that feature indoor bowling alleys, casinos, movie theaters, etc. But did you know those are not the only types of cruises you can travel on? Sometimes, the loud, family-oriented trips aren't exactly the most soothing for couples traveling without children.

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Topics: Fun stuff

What Do People Look for When They Join a Kosher Trip?

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on July 12, 2016

Ever wanted to travel overseas but were afraid of the lack of Kosher options on your trip? When you’re away on vacation, you want to enjoy your time absorbing the sites, soaking up the sun, and spending your days with the people you’re close with. Your dietary choices are the last thing you want to worry about when you’re delighting in your destination.

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Topics: Israel Travel

Smartphone: A Traveler’s Friend or Enemy?

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on July 1, 2016

There’s no doubt that cell phones, and then smartphones, changed our daily life. Whether you use it a lot or not at all, a cellphone is a must-take item when leaving your home. When you check your pockets/purse for your keys, wallet and sunglasses, you ALWAYS check to see if have cellphone.

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Topics: Fun stuff

Top Five Reasons to Travel to India

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on June 28, 2016

 

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Topics: World Travel