Istanbul is a city full of eastern magic within easy reach of Western Europe. As such, it makes a great place for a short break. So while you are in Istanbul, what is there to see and to do? How do you cover the best of Istanbul in a long weekend? Use this 4 day… Continue reading 4 Day Istanbul Itinerary – The Best of Istanbul in 4 Days
Cappadocia (Kapadokya) is the land of fairies, balloons and dreamy Instagrammers. From iconic balloons to wonderful walks through other-worldly landscapes, this region is truly unique. With just 2 days in Cappadocia, you really need to plan your time well. This 2 day Cappadocia itinerary includes the absolute highlights of this magical area.
Jordan is the perfect destination for a 10 day holiday…I know, it’s a bold statement! Jordan has so much to see and do, and it’s all so varied, which makes it a great mini-adventure. Spread along the King’s Highway, a huge variety of adventures await you. So how can you see the best of the… Continue reading Your 10 Day Jordan Itinerary – World Wonders and Wadis
Kaş is a little jewel on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. The town is split into two areas. Downtown Kaş is a little tourist enclave full of restaurants, bars and diving shops. At night, the atmosphere is genial and buzzy. It is great fun, but for those after a little relaxation, the best accommodation options are on… Continue reading A Bed in Kaş – Kas Peninsula Gardens Hotel Review
Hot air ballooning is big business in Cappadocia. Since the first balloons ascended in 1989, the sunrise has always been greeted by these seriously picturesque additions. We were utterly determined to take our turn in the sky, as it is undoubtedly the most extraordinary way to see Cappadocia, and we booked to fly with Turquaz… Continue reading The Most Extraordinary Way to See Cappadocia – Turquaz Balloons Review
The Sinai area of Egypt has had its troubles. In fact, reaching it from Cairo is actually pretty tricky. However, visiting Sinai from Eilat in Israel is actually a great way to explore. For our journey into Egypt, we decided to join Abraham tours on their Mount Sinai & Red Sea 3 Day Experience for… Continue reading Mount Sinai & Red Sea 3 Day Experience Review
Is kibbutz a uniquely Israeli idea? Maybe not, there are communes throughout the world, however, I can’t think of anywhere else where governments have supplied land and funding to fledging communities in the same way. Knowing little about the kibbutz life, (other than people’s personal tales of joining one during their travel through Israel) I… Continue reading Red Canyon, Desert & Kibbutz Life Tour – An Abraham Tour from Eilat
If you have just two days in Jerusalem, you will want to ensure you make the most of this ancient city. If you are an independent traveller or just don’t fancy following the same tour guide for hours on end, then read on. A mix of religious sites, great views, happiness, sadness and even the… Continue reading Make the Most of Two Days in Jerusalem – A Jerusalem Itinerary
As tourist sites go, the Dead Sea has one of the most unappealing names going, but millions of visitors can’t be wrong. There is just something that draws us to bathe in its super salty water. So how do you go about visiting the Dead Sea? Gleaned from two personal trips, and rather a lot… Continue reading Visiting the Dead Sea in Israel and Jordan – Dead Sea Tips
If you are visiting Jerusalem, and want to explore Bethlehem as well then you have two options. You could pay a small fortune for an organised tour, or follow these simple steps and plan your own day trip to Bethlehem. Read on to discover how to reach Bethlehem, what to see and where to eat… Continue reading One Day in Bethlehem – A Day Trip to Bethlehem from Jerusalem
When we began our research into Israeli cuisine, we realised just what a confusing business it is. Israel has influences from its direct neighbours, and much further afield. The best way to get our heads around it was to explore the wonderful array of choices with the experts. Enter Delicious Israel and their Eat Jerusalem… Continue reading Exploring Machane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem with Delicious Israel
Tel Aviv is not a cheap city to visit so finding a great room at a great price is the best way to ensure you have a great time! During our visit to Tel Aviv, Israel, we took a room in The Spot Hostel for three nights. This is our full Spot Hostel review.