Israel: Your eat, play and stay travel guide

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Planning a trip to Israel? You lucky thing, you! Click the images and links below for guides on what to eat, what to see and where to stay while you’re in the Holy Land. What and where to eat in Israel: Top 20 tips From falafel and hummus to shakshuka and za’atar, find out what […]

3 award-worthy Dan hotels in Israel

Dan Panorama Tel Aviv pool

On a five-day trip to Israel, I stayed at three Dan hotels and noticed something special about each one. “If I could give each establishment an award, what would it be?” I thought. And my fickle mind couldn’t decide on just one award so each gets two. Read on to find out how these hotels compare […]

Sightseeing in Israel, part 2: Masada, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem

Masada and The Dead Sea

Masada and the Dead Sea My heart skipped a beat and I gasped at Masada when I took in the incredible views from the top of a lookout point. Surrounded by deep canyons as far as the eye could see, I was awestruck. Home to Herod’s Palace, Masada’s breathtaking beauty is certainly worthy of royalty. […]

Sightseeing in Israel part 1: Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa and Mt. Carmel

Bahai Gardens, Haifa

If you’re ever in doubt that international news fails to affect the modern world, tell family and friends you’re going to Israel and notice their reactions. Concern is definitely there. Worry too. The Middle East is a headline-capturing area and its political conflicts seem to be an ever-present dark cloud that hovers over the region. […]

What and where to eat in Israel: Top 20 tips

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On a five-day Taste of Israel tour organized by Stand With Us, I visited local restaurants, bustling food markets and participated in cooking classes that connected me to some of the people and mouth-watering foods of Israel. Since I’m still progressing from what used to be a picky palate, I was surprised to find that I enjoyed […]

Emirates Announces New Boston-Dubai Flights Starting March 2014

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Emirates is launching flights to Dubai from Boston beginning March 10, 2014. This will be the airline’s eighth route into the United States. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR. From March 10, 2014, EK237 will depart Dubai at 9:45AM and arrive in Boston at 3:15PM. The return flight, EK 238, will take off from Boston […]

JW Marriot Marquis Dubai is the World’s Tallest Hotel

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The Guinness Book of World Records has given the title of World’s Tallest Hotel to the JW Marriot Marquis Dubai.  The newly opened 72-story hotel is a beacon of luxury in the Middle East, and it’s towers are already a cornerstone of the city’s skyline. Soaring at 355 meters (1,164 feet), the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai […]

Dubai to Build The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel

Dubai Eye

Move over Singapore because Dubai’s ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashin Al Maktoum has just approved funding for the world’s biggest Ferris wheel. The Dubai Eye will stand 688 feet (210 meters), exceeding the Singapore Flyer‘s 541 feet (165 meters). Construction is set to begin this year. I have a slight fear of heights so I’m […]