Travel

Finding Florentin in Bergen, Norway

After two planes, countless trains and luckily, no automobiles, I stumbled out of the train station in Bergen, Norway — my eyes half shut, yet mind fully awake. Exactly 24 hours had elapsed since ordering an early morning taxi...

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Two cities. One break (Time Out London)

Welcome to your next travel destination. A fusion of past and future, the ancient city of Jerusalem and the contemporary cultural hub of Tel Aviv complement each other to give Israel its unique personality...

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Nearing nostalgia: Turkey's treasure island

Two years ago, I threw all caution to the post-university winds and moved from Canada to Israel for a MASA internship program. Upon meeting new Jewish friends during our orientation in Jerusalem, I was surprised to discover...

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Three perfect days in Haifa

Haifa doesn't always get the best rep, which is surprising seeing as the northern city is home to Israel's most underrated museum, the Downtown area is teeming with cozy cafés, and Masada Street is giving Florentin a run for its money...

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Learning the Language of Israel

Sorry: A simple word. Honest, unpretentious, kind, forgiving. Sorry glides off the tongue; a knee-jerk reaction like sneezing or scratching an itch. Stripped down to its most basic form, sorry eludes judgment. In fact, it skates circles around it...

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Adventures in Akko: time travel to an ancient city

Nestled on Israel's northern coast, Akko is an up-and-coming port city rich with Jewish history, attractions and fantastic food. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Israeli treasure is a unique cross between east and west...

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Braving the Barcelona beaches

The salty waves left a crust around my chapped lips, squawking seagulls circled overhead, and the promise of ice-cream lay at the end of every boardwalk. After six dreadfully dark months in Scotland...

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L'Shanah Tova: check these New Year’s Resolutions off your list

As another year washes over as quickly as a summer storm, the time has come to raise a glass to fresh beginnings; gathered round the table we make inaudible promises to a sweet New Year, tongue-tied toasts...

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Finding hidden gems in Murano, the glass island of Venice

Ever since my sixth grade role as the Duchess of Plaza Toro in The Gondoliers, I fell in love with the romantic idea of Venice. I imagined jaunty men in “Where’s Waldo” striped t-shirts and beige boater hats guiding me down...

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Mastering the art of 'combina' in Eilat

Eilat, the Miami meets Vegas meets Middle East summer destination filled to the brim with Israelis and tourists alike, comes with a price: the price. While the tanning is on point...

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