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“Education is the movement from darkness to light”
By Heidi Creed
** If you don’t have the time to read this whole piece, here is my Israel Highlights Video. Enjoy!
Education comes in many forms, and I’d like to argue the most valuable lessons are those that come outside of the classroom. They are the ones that teach tolerance, resourcefulness, and how to be a decent person in a shared world full of differences. I’m not sure there is a better vehicle than travel to move from darkness to light when it comes to education. It’s important to note that I took this photo above in a small remote village in Wadi Rum, Jordan.
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Israel with our preferred destination specialist company, Travex, along with other travel industry professionals. It was a working trip that featured visiting many hotels and experiencing just about everything a client of ours might wish to experience from the sights to the cuisine. The expectations were high but it shaped up to be the journey of a lifetime.
I opted to take this trip not as a pilgrimage. I was intrigued and fascinated by the ancient history as much as current events, and ultimately went as one who wants to step away from the headlines and form her own opinion while embracing the intrepid nature of the destination.
Sightseeing in Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa
Caesarea – Ancient Roman town and fortress
Historic walled port-city of Akko
Haifa’s Baha’i Shrine and the Persian Gardens
Explore the Land of the Galilee
Safed’s ancient synagogues and the vibrant Artists Quarter
Home hospitality with a local Druze family
Tour the Holy City to Three Faiths: Old City of Jerusalem
Judean Desert and the Dead Sea
Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem
Wine Tasting workshop
David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv
Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv
Hilton Tel Aviv
Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
Dan Carmel Hotel, Haifa
Mitzpe Hayamim Resort & Spa (will re-open in Nov 2018 from extensive renovations)
King David Hotel
Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Orient Hotel (Isrotel Exclusive Collection)
Planning a trip to this region requires the help of a true travel professional and destination specialist. With so much to see, thoughtful itinerary design and execution is essential, and the best guides will ensure you make the most of your journey.
I will save my Jordan extension for a separate post, but extending your program with a trip to Jordan to see its wonders that include Petra and Wadi Rum is very worthwhile and easy to do.
Town & Country Travel is proud to partner with Travex, experts for travel to Israel. We would love the opportunity to plan your journey of a lifetime to the Holyland. Please call us at (805) 495-9888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. Shalom!
Enjoy my Israel Highlights Video, showcasing all I experienced, and all that Israel has to offer!