Top Five Must-Sees in Israel

What makes travel so amazing? The people we meet, the experiences we have, and of course, the things that we see. Notable structures and landmarks are at the foundation of most cultures and can be found all over the world—whether it’s an old church on the corner of Main street, or the Eiffel Tower, landmarks…

Why You Need to Study Abroad

34: The number of flights I’ve been on. 23: The number of first cousins my husband has, a cultural difference in us that I love. 13: Years ago I took my first flight ever, alone. 10: Months I spent on my study abroad / volunteer program. 6: Years ago I met my husband, on a…

Travel Prep Tips from A Seasoned Traveler

  I will never forget my first flight. I was 18 and on my way to London, all by myself. I had no idea what to expect or how to prepare. I had thrown a few different outfits in a suitcase, along with my camera and cell phone, and just hoped for the best. Luckily,…

Aliyah 101

I was contacted by someone today, who wanted some information about the Aliyah (becoming an Israeli citizen) process. Though a plethora of resources do exist for those who wish to relocate to the land of milk and honey, sometimes it’s great to hear it from someone who has already been through the process. Aliyah 101…

Strategic KPIs: Is Your Employee Travel Program Working?

  When people think of travel, they usually associate it with fun. Even company travel (the term “expense it” anyone?) can be fun. Company travel expense management on the other hand can be significantly less enjoyable, not to mention difficult. It’s no wonder that travel is one of the largest company expense categories and often…

How Will Tobacco Finally Give Back?

  For years now, the side effects of smoking tobacco have made their way onto everything from cigarette boxes to billboards and the pages of magazines. Though evidence against tobacco smoking may have accumulated during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, smoking cigarettes remained the habit of the sexy and the glamorous. It wasn’t until the…

Ask a Stranger: Fun and Profitable New Travel App

When it comes to travel, or getting the low-down on the best local pub, restaurant, view, or ice cream shop, there are tons of ways to go about finding the information. But few people are as successful as those who have the gumption to walk up to a stranger on the street and just ask….

Travel Selfies, Made Easy

These days the word “selfie” might as well be added to the dictionary. After the introduction of the front-end camera on smartphones, taking pictures of oneself became an everyday action for 13 year olds and grandparents alike. We even have a hit song to go along with it. Yet still, there are times that we wish we…

Arous Elbahar

A little while after I arrived in Israel I began my work volunteering at an NGO dedicated to empowering the women of Tel Aviv-Yafo. It is run by both Jewish and Arab women, and strives to give underprivileged women of Yafo a place where they can have a support system, feel safe, come to learn, and be…

Hiking the Negev

We followed several trails and hiked 6 hours the first day, ending up at a Bedouin camp… there we rested our sore legs and nourished our bodies with 3 pots of Poyke. The following morning I was awake at 5:00…

The Sound of the Siren

Today was one of those days where I hit the snooze button on my alarm more than once, or twice… I often find myself with a case of the Mondays, which here in Israel is actually a case of the Sundays. As I reached over to hit snooze on my alarm clock for the third…