Israel Travel Secrets is the only travel guide to reveal the authentic hidden gems of Israel along with the most popular family attractions.
How do we know?
Well, after falling in love with this land and the Israeli people, we chose to make Israel our home (you can read lots more on the About Us page). Yet, even after living here for years, we came to realize it's impossible to fully grasp the richness of the country and its culture as a passing visitor - certainly if you're just staying for a short time.
Spanning over 3000 years of epic history, Israel has more than just one story. And when it comes to travel to Israel, the variety of options is no exception. You see, the travel guides commonly found at shops tend to stick to the 'must-see' attractions.
Old City Jerusalem
If you're Jewish, this could be the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Christian
pilgrims to the
Holy Land are equally spellbound as the Bible literally comes to life before your eyes. Many European travelers can't resist the seductive appeal of desert landscapes (Israel geography) and abundant sunshine (Israel climate) in December. And most recently, Tel Aviv was named 'The Mediterranean's Capital of Cool'. Now who wouldn't want to check THAT out ? :)
Certainly, some attractions such as Masada can't be skipped, and you'll find the most important ones covered on the pages of our site. But other destinations simply aren't mentioned in ANY of the popular travel guides. There just isn't enough room in one printed travel guide to cover an entire country from a local perspective.
Thankfully, Israel Travel Secrets is not limited by publishers and editors :)
And here's the biggest Israel Travel Secret of all:
Native Israelis (also known as Sabras) prefer to invent their own private travel guide. You won't find it in any shop, of course, though some Hebrew language guides do come close to capturing its spirit. Israelis grow up with a special connection to the lay of the land. Hiking trips are at the core of the school system, and by the time you're 18, the small country just feels like your own back yard.
Azrieli Center - Tel Aviv Israel
As you can imagine, it can be quite a challenge to tap into this local, intimate, and largely undocumented knowledge. And that's exactly what we're doing with Israel Travel Secrets. Based on our exhilarating experiences here, we are thrilled to share with you the secret Israel travel tips reserved for the locals... until today:
It's difficult to describe in words what you feel when exploring Israel for the first time.
For us, it continues to be truly magical every single time. You'll find T-shirts that actually
read 'Israel Isreal'. Everything about Israel is real and dazzles all five senses.
From the Bahai Gardens in Haifa to the vibrant upbeat nightlife of Tel Aviv, from the crystal clear blue waters of Eilat through the barren Negev desert, to the snow capped mountains of the Hermon in northern Israel, the country offers something for every member of your family.
A few fascinating Israel Facts... Did you know that:
These pages will take you to some of the most amazing and affordable secret travel spots, as well as the 'must-see' tourist attractions.
We invite you to enjoy your next travel vacation in Israel using the invaluable travel tips and secrets that Israel Travel Secrets provides.
We know that you will fall in love with this amazing country just as we did.
Shalom!!!! (Means hello, goodbye, and peace)
Lisa Erez & Bruce Altchouler - The ITS Team
Table of Contents
|Tel Aviv, The Mediterranean's New Capital of Cool|
Named the third hottest city in the world, the insider Tel Aviv secrets present a cosmopolitan travel experience complete with classy hotels, night life, and beaches
|Israel Food and recipes for Israeli Cuisine|
Combining great israel food recipes from many different cultures, Israeli offers some of the healthiest and most appetizing cuisine
|Hidden Treasures of Northern Israel|
Northern Israel, from the southern edge of Mount Carmel through the Galil all the way to the Jordan River, Israel Travel Secrets proudly presents the true hidden treasures and our top recommendations.
|Jewish Holidays - A complete Guide for your Israel Holiday Vacation|
How to get the most out the Jewish holidays during your Israel holiday vacation - from the deep spiritual feeling at the wailing wall on the eve of Yom Kippur to the beautiful harvest festival celebrations on a kibbutz.
|Israel Facts 101|
Israel Facts 101 is a collection of the most remarkable facts about Israel, including weather, history of Israel, and even a factoid about the country's flag.
Masada - the last stronghold of Jewish resistance against the Romans; listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2001
|Eilat Israel; an Oasis at the Tip of the Negev|
For the genuine Eilat Israel travel experience and great insider stuff from a local perspective, see why Eilat is considered to be the ultimate resort city.
|The Dead Sea - hotels, resorts and spa treatments|
The Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth, offering beautiful resorts and cosmetic spa treatments rich in minerals produced from dead sea mud.
|Jerusalem Israel – Your guide to the holiest and most ancient city in the world|
Your guide to the historical and spiritual Jerusalem travel experience, alongside a modern city of culture, arts, music, theater and culinary delights
|All about Israel Culture|
My observations first as an outsider and eventually a resident Israeli about Israel culture blended with some of the more interesting facts about Israeli people
|The Holy Land - A Guide to the Top Biblical & Christian Pilgrimage Sites.|
The Holy Land; 'following in the footsteps of Jesus'. A guide to the top biblical & Christian pilgrimage sites
|How SBI! showed us the secret to online business success.|
Find out how our SBI!-powered site Israel-Travel-Secrets.com is fast becoming the top online travel guide to Israel
|Israel Travel Tips: A Local Perspective|
Top Israel Travel Tips and insider recommendations to make your next trip to Israel truly unforgettable
|Israel Products - Top Gifts from Israel|
Israel Products - Top Gift ideas from Israel for you, your family and friends
|Israel Bed and Breakfast - My Top Recommendations|
The Best Israel Bed and Breakfast - I have personally visited most of these and proudly share with you my top recommendations.
|The Best Israel Day Trips - My Top Recommendations|
The Best Israel Day Trips - My top recommendations for amazing, fun and exciting day trips in Israel.
|Bar Mitzvah in Israel - It’s the Real Deal|
Bar Mitzvah in Israel - Travel to Israel for the Ultimate Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience. My top tips and recommendations for the best Bar Mitzvah tours to make your trip truly unforgettable.
|Israel Tour Guide - My Top Recommendations|
Israel tour guide – My recommendations for top tour guides in Israel