October 1, 2014

Dome of the Rock: Up Close and Personal

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This photo of the Jerusalemís Dome of the Rock was photographed deliberately from a close angle to provide a more modern perspective of this ancient pilgrimage site. Touring the site of this mosque is one of many unique things to do in Jerusalem.

Bahai Gardens and Shrine

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This scenic shot was taken in the Bahai Gardens, which is one of the most popular things to do in Haifa, Israel. The location offers a commanding view of the Mediterranean, and a peaceful place from which to contemplate your exploration of this part of Israel.

Photo Feature: Pachacamac Ruins, Peru

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Have you ever considered a travel destination specifically for it’s historical value, but shied away because of cost? If history is your gig, you can get to historical destinations on a budget. That includes foreign and domestic destinations.† Take a walking tour of Tarpon Springs, Florida, [...]

Photo Feature: Roman Ruins in Jordan

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Of course, one finds Roman ruins in Rome, but they are also prevalent in Jordan, Syria, Israel and other Middle Eastern destinations.† Planning a vacation to include some of these ruins is fun, fascinating and educational for tourists of all ages.† In Rome, for example, ancient [...]

Photo Feature: The Old City

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; The old city portion of Jerusalem is one of many interesting places to visit on a national tour of Israel. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Photo Feature: Market in Israel

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Market experiences are among the many fun things to do in Israel, including spending time in Tel Aviv, exploring the cultural scene in Haifa and hanging out along Lake Tiberius. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Photo from the Road: Jaffa Clock Tower

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This antique clock tower was photographed in the seaside town of Jaffa, Israel, which has been in existence since around the time of Noah. The town is a pleasant stroll from the city of Tel Aviv, and home to several great seafood restaurants and artistsí shops.

Photo from the Road: Golden Dome with Blue Tile

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This unexpected view of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem brings a sense of the modern to an ancient structure recognized around the world. From the plaza around the building, one can reflect upon the history that has occurred at this location over thousands of [...]

Photo from the Road: View of Tel Aviv from Jaffa

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; This image of the Tel Aviv skyline was photographed from the ancient city of Jaffa. The two locations are located close enough together that one can easily be reached from the other by a pleasant stroll on the beach. Tel Aviv is one of several cities worth including on a national [...]

Israel Offers History, Waterfront Fun, Nature Experiences and Pilgrimage Opportunities

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Itís no secret to those who know me that Iím a huge fan of Middle East travel. While itís true Iíve spent more time in other countries throughout the region, David and I did have a chance to visit Israel several years ago.

Via Dolorosa, the Israel Museum and Other Things to Do in Jerusalem

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Trek Hound Tips for Things to Do in Haifa, Israel

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Haifa, Israel is a picturesque port town in the northern part of the country. Located on the slopes of Mount Carmel, itís home to the University of Haifa, and believe it or not a selection of nature areas.

Cheap and Fun Things to Do in Tel Aviv

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If youíre looking for a break from the old-world feel and slower pace of some of the other towns throughout Israel, Tel Aviv is the place to head.

A Seaside Stroll to Old Jaffa: Israel Unplugged

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Old Jaffa is a pleasant daytrip from nearby Tel Aviv, and a popular tourist excursion.