50 MUST-READ tips for traveling to Israel

  Submitted by: Melissa Conn   From: The Family Voyage   Read more: Click here for full post  Overview: Many travelers have NO idea what to expect the first time they visit Israel. We’ve visited Israel many times over the years and have collected out best tips for first (and even second!) timers to get the most from …

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Most Important Travel Tips for Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan is a less well-known travel destination but it’s one of the most unforgettable travel experiences you will ever have. The region offers a plethora of natural wonders, hiking destinations, ancient history, some of the oldest Christian monasteries of the world, and the holiest place of the followers of Yazidi faith where you can …

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The Most Beautiful Places in Iran

Iran is one of the least visited countries in the world in spite of the fact that it’s one of the most ancient civilizations on earth. This dichotomy intrigued Diana to venture to discover this mysterious land. She found out that the home of one of the most hospitable people in the world offers breath-taking …

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20 traditional (and not-so-traditional) Israeli foods you have to try

  Submitted by: Melissa Conn   From: The Family Voyage   Read more: Click here for full post  Overview: Eating your way through Israel is a must-have experience for travelers! The country’s food scene is incredible, bringing in nods from all over the world. Don’t leave without trying these traditional Israeli foods and their contemporary counterparts – including …

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Travel Stories from Iraqi Kurdistan: Hitchhiking, Homestay and Hiking

Solo traveling is a unique experience in every country, especially in less visited countries such as Iraq. In this story, from Diana, you can read about an exceptional solo hitchhiking adventure in North-eastern part of Iraqi Kurdistan. She talks about how hitchhiking went, her encounter with the police at a security checkpoint while hitchhiking and …

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Iran’s Bloody Colorful Island, Hormuz

Are you ready to see one of the most colorful and magical islands in the world? Do you want to know about the best kept secret of the Persian Gulf that is also called the Rainbow Island? Diana, The Globetrotting Detective, discovered a tiny little island during her first 3-week journey in Iran. This island …

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Why You Should Travel to Jordan

  Submitted by: Nina Ahmedow   From: Lemons and Luggage   Read more: Click here for full post  Overview: Jordan has a more negative reputation than it deserves. This stunning country in the Middle East is actually far more stable than its neighbours. And from the majestic ancient city of Petra to the fascinating valley Wadi Rum there …

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They Actually Make You Go Barefoot in Iraqi Kurdistan

Visiting Iraqi Kurdistan

 Overview: Read about our visit to the town in Iraq where shoes are forbidden. The holy site of Lalish offers such a memorable cultural experience that we actually looked forward to spending a day going barefoot on the hot pavement. Read about our visit and why you might want to add this Yazidi shrine to …

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Tel Aviv with a Toddler or Baby: Know Before You Go

  Submitted by: Dani Ward   From: Diapers in Paradise   Read more: Click here for full post  Overview: A guide to Tel Aviv, Israel for families traveling with toddlers or babies. Covering everything that families with young children need to know, including tips about transportation, beach and jellyfish safety, breastfeeding, cultural norms, and more. With inspiration-worthy photography …

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