I am headed to Israel this winter and I can’t wait! Just as the eastern United States gets wrapped up in (probably) another polar vortex induced, bone-chilling winter, I will be flying off to the Middle East.
As long as a snow storm doesn’t stop me…
Before we ever departed Thailand, Maggie and I promised each other I would come visit her for New Year’s Eve. So the idea is that I will reunite with my roomie in the beautiful city of Tel Aviv just in time to ring in a new year. This is especially perfect because our birthdays are shortly thereafter and it would only feel right to celebrate together.
I naturally cannot stick to one measly destination and instead have begun to formulate a plot in my head for reaching maximum cities in minimal time (trust me, I’d stay forever if my job allowed).
First it got me super excited as I racked my brain to share all my favorite insights from my trip to Southeast Asia. But then I realized, duh!, I also believe that the best way to travel is on the recommendation of others who have been there and done it. Since I have a trip to Israel coming up, what better way to kick off my planning than to get as much advice as possible?
Whether you’ve been there or have simply kept it on your travel bucket list for years, I want you to tell me about all the adventures I need to find and places I must see. If you visited for birthright, I’m counting on you! Oh and don’t forget restaurants because food is pretty much my favorite part of travel.
So here are the details of what I know and a few of the questions I’ve gathered:
- I’m going flying out of Washington, DC on December 26 and I need to return January 11 – this gives me 2 weeks to travel.
- I will be spending New Year’s Eve in Tel Aviv.
- I’d like to visit Jordan and Egypt – what are the must see/must do things here?
- In what order should I visit these destinations?
- I will try to use budget accommodations and transportation when possible.
I cannot wait to build my trip on recommendations, especially because hearing them will keep me excited for this trip! I’m hoping to involve lots of fun people and their ideas in my planning process. As my plans develop I will keep you posted on here and social media using #TTdoesIsrael. So let’s get started!
Tell me what I should do during my trip to Israel!
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