Top Ten Jerusalem Area Winery Visits

Top Ten Jerusalem Area Winery Visits

Israel has been producing wine since Biblical times, but only recently has Israeli wine been put on the map in its own right, and not just with kosher consumers. Some people believe that kosher wine is inferior in quality, however, it is my belief that a well-made kosher wine is good, and a poorly made [...]

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A Quick Break in Akko

A Quick Break in Akko

Whenever I have the opportunity to take a few days off work, I try to explore an area of the country I don’t know so well. In the past few years, I have made several trips to the Galil and Golan and spent a long weekend in Haifa (read more here), but I haven’t been [...]

Two Nights in Haifa

Two Nights in Haifa

Last year, I had the pleasure of spending a few nights in the northern city of Haifa. Although I have written posts reviewing the hotel and restaurants, I thought it would be helpful to combine it all into one post as a guide of things to do during a short visit to Haifa. As soon [...]

Hotel Review: A charming oasis in the heart of Haifa

Hotel Review: A charming oasis in the heart of Haifa

Nestled in the heart of Haifa, in a protected historic building, sits the Bay Club Hotel, part of the ever-expanding Atlas chain. The impressive building, which was originally a family home at the time of the Ottoman Empire and later housed the British Mandate police, is now a 52 room boutique hotel. The hotel has [...]

A Weekend Getaway in Haifa

A Weekend Getaway in Haifa

Despite being Israel’s third-largest city, Haifa is not always on the top of people’s places to visit and, having lived in Israel for 10 years, I have not spent much time there. So, when Jessica Halfin, the founder of Haifa Street Food Tours, approached me about spending a weekend in her beloved city, I jumped [...]

Tasting Tour of the Jerusalem Shuk

Tasting Tour of the Jerusalem Shuk

Although I am not a tour guide, I love showing visiting friends and family around the shuk area and sharing all its hidden treats. The following is a list of my top things to eat in and around Shuk Machane Yehuda.  It is too hard to list it in order of favorite, so instead, I [...]