An Expensive Security Loophole Between Geneva and Tel Aviv

At the "Cotton Gate" near the Dome of the Rock, a Hasidic man has come right up to the line where Jordanian control of the area begins. He is reading passionately from the Torah while two Jordanian soldiers watch.

I’m leaving Geneva (on a Swiss International Air Lines flight operated by El Al airlines) headed to Tel Aviv. Since I’m going to be in Israel for less than a week, I’ve intentionally packed light: no checked luggage and just two carry-ons—a soft-sided roll-aboard and the backpack that holds my computer, cameras, etc. I own […]

Travel News: Week of August 21, 2013

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Top Travel News German newspaper Bild reports Al Qaeda planning attacks on high-speed trains in Europe Aeroflot to launch low-cost airline St. Louis airport to offer 20 minutes of free Wi-Fi JetBlue offers bags VIP delivery service Staffing changes at American, US Airways on hold More Travel News: Chicago Tribune | L.A. Times | N.Y. Times | USAToday | CNN GOOD TO KNOW TRAVEL […]

Israel 101: 10 Things to Consider

View from Herod's Tel Aviv

Want to visit Israel but don’t know where to begin or what to expect? With the help of my friends at DigIsrael and the Israel Ministry of Tourism, I’ve come up with a crash course on the Holy Land based on my personal experiences. Here are 10 ten helpful tips to keep in mind: 1. […]

Israel: Not Just a Place to Pray… A Place to Play

Sunrise at Masada

Regardless of whom I told that I was going to Israel, one thing was consistent – everyone had a reaction. Some expressed fear over going to a place where political tensions are ongoing. Others were overjoyed with sentiments that ranged from “I could feel the spirituality under my feet with every step,” to “Israel changed […]

Dallas To Tour Southwest HQTS/ El Al To Tel Aviv

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Howdy! This week I’m writing about two recent destinations. We’re going to start off with my El Al flight to Tel Aviv and then I’ll tell you about last week’s daytrip to Dallas, for a tour of Southwest Airlines’ headquarters for some exciting news about low-cost flying. This week, Marcela Swenson continues her journey through […]