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Costa Rica – A Ten-Day Trip

Twenty-seven years ago, Costa Rica was a little-known tourist destination. Other than the Pan American Highway, the majority of roads beyond San Jose were bumpy dirt roads. We bounced along, reveling in the landscape, a color of green that I named Costa…

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Jerusalem – The Old City

Stroll through the modern Mamilla Shopping Center with its outdoor sculptures, galleries, clothing stores, and trendy cafes. Climb a flight of stairs at the far end of the mall, and you’ll find yourself outside the historic Jaffa Gate, which marks…

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Israel’s Must-See Hidden Gems

Neot Semadar - The Negev. Approximately 60 Kilometers from Eilat on Route 40, Neot Semadar appears like a mirage. An oasis surrounded by the barren Negev desert as far as the eye can see. Dominated by the eccentric Art Center…

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Lake Tiberias-The Sea of Galilee -Israel.

Lake Tiberias, which nature created in a shape reminiscent of a violin, is fondly referred to as “The Kinneret” by Israelis. It’s the lowest freshwater lake on earth at 209 meters below sea level. In the lively town of Tiberias,…

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Tel-Aviv / Jaffa Museums

The Peres Center For Peace and Innovation – Jaffa If I had time to visit only one museum in Tel-Aviv, it would be the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation. The vision and creation of the late Prime Minister and…

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Tel-Aviv Neighborhoods

Tel-Aviv pulses with energy, and life. New building construction like massive pieces of sculpture, reach for the sky and historic buildings are being refurbished and reimagined into boutique hotels, art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, and interior design stores. Cafés, bakeries,…

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