Israel: Rated Tops for 2018! Key Tips?
From Harper's Bazaar magazine earlier this week, they have this headline: ?The 18 Places to Travel in 2018? with some key highlights about Israel. In late November, 2018, we are looking to do an Athens to Dubai, 20-day cruise with Oceania, including our first visits to the Holy Lands, Egypt, Middle East, etc.
Here are some story details outlined: ?While the region?s complicated politics may worry some travelers, it shouldn't. It would be a mistake to write-off the vibrant culture, magnificent landmarks, world-class beaches, and the dynamic culinary scene of Israel. Marked by sun-splashed mountains, historical relics, sienna hills, and shimmering sapphire seas, Israel is a study in contrasts. From the landscape to its people to its food, each facet of this petite country is more unique and fascinating than the next. No trip to Israel would be complete without a visit to the historic sites of Jerusalem, especially the Wailing Wall and the skyline-defining Dome of the Rock. Don?t limit yourself to religious pilgrimages to enjoy all that Israel has to offer. Head into the mountains of the Golan for stunning hikes or driving, or turn to the opposite altitude for a float in the Dead Sea (or just a trip to one of the renowned spas utilizing its healing and beautifying salts).?
This is the time of the year when many publications are highlighting the best places to visit for the upcoming year. Nice to see this well-deserved recognition!! It helps build our excitement for exploring these areas. Loved to read and hear any key tips, suggestions, secrets, etc., from those who have visited Israel previously. Don't be shy!!
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THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio
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