Ashdod – What to See and Do

Ashdod

Sandwiched between Tel Aviv in the north and Ashkelon (and the Palestinian enclave of Gaza) in the south, Ashdod is Israel’s largest port as it accounts for over 60% of the country’s imports.  This coastal city in Israel’s Southern District is more than just a place to do business. It has also … Read more

ANU – Museum of the Jewish People

Knowing the story of the Jews should not consist of merely going through history books. It should also consist of seeing it, hearing it, and perhaps, even experiencing it. Doing so will serve as a bridge to understanding how the Jewish identity and culture have not only survived, but even thrived, for … Read more

Beautiful Parks in Tel Aviv (Other Than Park HaYarkon)

Cityscape of Tel Aviv viewed from TLV Balloon flying over Hayarkon park, Israel

It’s a fact that Park HaYarkon (Yarkon Park) is the king of Israeli urban parks. With its vast green space nestled in the heart of Tel Aviv, Park HaYarkon is often compared to Central Park in New York City, United States. The park is named after the Yarkon River, which flows through … Read more

Petah Tikva – What to See and Do

Petah Tikva square 2010

Tel Aviv seems to have everything – gorgeous beaches, beautiful parks and green spaces, dizzying skyscrapers, and exciting nightlife. Tel Aviv is also a culinary paradise. In the nearby south of Tel Aviv is the ancient walled city of Jaffa, which offers visitors a step back in time, a chance to relive … Read more

Coolest Neighborhoods in Tel Aviv

beach tel aviv

If there’s the best place in Israel to be hip, it has to be Tel Aviv. With excellent beaches, vibrant nightlife, and its famous 24/7 culture, there are many cool things to discover in this coastal city. Because of its other reputation as a “party capital,” Tel Aviv is the exact mirror … Read more

Ra’anana – Best Places to See and Things to Do 

Ra’anana

You’ve already gone to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa; now it’s time to explore the lesser-known gems of some of Israel’s smaller cities and towns. Let’s start with a city located north of Tel Aviv, called Ra’anana. Perhaps these days you’ve just heard of Ra’anana, as it is the original residence of … Read more

Florentin – Tel Aviv’s “Hipster” Neighborhood

Florentin – Tel Aviv’s “Hipster” Neighborhood

Israel isn’t usually the place that first immediately comes to mind when you’re talking about anything connected to hipsters and the hipster culture. But there is at least one “hipster neighborhood” in the country, and you will find it in the southern part of Tel Aviv, named Florentin. Florentin is dubbed as … Read more

Tel Aviv – Israel’s Food Capital

Tel Aviv – Israel's Food Capital

Gone are the days when Israelis lived by hummus and falafel alone. Over the past few decades, Israel has grown into one of the world’s cuisine frontrunners. If you’d like to embark on your Middle Eastern and Mediterranean gastronomic adventure, it’s logical to go to Israel as your starting point. After all, … Read more

Ayalon Mall – The First Mall in Israel

Ayalon Mall – The First Mall in Israel

The 1980’s saw an unparalleled period of growth in the shopping center industry in the world. Although large, free-standing retailer stores existed before, the ’80s were truly the “shopping mall” era. And the growth of these shopping malls has never stopped ever since. Wherever you are in the world, there’s at least … Read more

Azrieli Center Mall: Israel’s Biggest Mall

Israel's Biggest Mall

There’s really nothing like a bit of shopping that drives the day’s stress away and to really feel like you’re in a holiday in Israel. Or if you’re a homesick foreign tourist seeking for some retail therapy, there are many great places to shop in Israel. From the colorful ancient street markets … Read more