Skip to Content

Click on a label to read posts from that part of the world.

Map of the world

Israel

Herod the Great's Tomb May Not Be His

Herod the Great's Tomb May Not Be His Wikimedia Commons Israel is a country filled with ancient sites. One of the more popular ones to visit is the Herodium, the palace of the infamous Herod the Great, now part of a national park just outside Jerusalem. Herod was a lavish builder and created quite the crib...

Guess Who Has The Most Intimidating Border Control Officials?

Guess Who Has The Most Intimidating Border Control Officials? Flickr, US Army Do you ever feel nervous going through border control in a new country? How about when you return home? A study by IXP visas polled 1,000 travelers who had been to at least ten foreign countries; over 60% said they felt intimidated by border officials at some...

Tel Aviv Gets First Beachside Library

Tel Aviv Gets First Beachside Library Courtesy of Danielle Ziri Need a good beach read? Visitors to Tel Aviv's Metzizim Beach can now borrow books for reading on the sand. The city has launched the first beachside library, providing over 500 free book rentals in five languages, including English, Hebrew, Arabic,...

VIDEO: What People In Jerusalem Wish For

When the news talks about the people of Jerusalem, it's usually to highlight their differences. While those certainly exist, there's more to it than that. People all have their own opinions and priorities and the folks living in Jerusalem are no exception. In this video, a...

VIDEO: Jerusalem In 1896

Jerusalem is one of those cities that clings to you long after you leave it. The mix of faiths, the musky scents of the markets, the muezzin's call ... once you've been there you can't forget it. It's prominent in the imaginations of many who haven't even been there, so...

Eating With Locals The Easy Way

Eating With Locals The Easy Way There was once a time when travelers were a rare species, so venturing off into foreign lands often meant being invited into the homes of generous locals where you were treated to lavish meals. This kind of thing still occasionally happens in developing countries, but...

Photo Of The Day: Israel's Negev Desert

Photo Of The Day: Israel's Negev Desert Alexis Wiener has a gift for photography and I knew that immediately when I saw her photos from Israel on her website. This photo, an expanse of the Negev Desert from Zin Valley, is striking. Wiener's words about Israel cannot be separated from the photo itself. Beneath...

Israel Restores Ancient City

Israel Restores Ancient City The government of Israel has just completed a $2 million restoration of the ancient Nabatean city of Avdat, The Jewish Press reports. Avdat is in the Negev Desert and was one of the westernmost points on an extensive incense trade network the Nabateans built stretching...

Palestine, Israel In Controversy Over King Herod's Tomb

Palestine, Israel In Controversy Over King Herod's Tomb An upcoming exhibit is causing friction between Palestinians and Israelis, the Associated Press reports. On February 13, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem will open "Herod the Great: The King's Final Journey." It will be the first exhibition dedicated to the architectural...

2700-Year-Old Temple Discovered In Israel

2700-Year-Old Temple Discovered In Israel A construction crew planning an expansion to a highway running between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel has discovered an ancient temple believed to be more than 2700 years old. The archaeological site was unearthed last Wednesday and is part of the larger dig at Tel Motza,...

El Al Gets Creative In New Economy Plus Promo

El Al Airlines has gotten creative – and pretty hilarious – in a promo video for their new Economy Plus seating. The video, above, made us laugh, as it mocks the crazy excuses people use to get upgrades, ranging from false pregnancies to fake names. What do...

Discovery Adventures Announces New Tours For 2013

Discovery Adventures Announces New Tours For 2013 The calendar may still say 2012, and I know we all have a busy holiday season to navigate yet, but it is never too early to start planning our trips for the new year ahead. To help us out with that process, Discovery Adventures has announced a host of new tours and...

Mental Math: Easy Rules Of Thumb For Converting Currency

Mental Math: Easy Rules Of Thumb For Converting Currency Being in a new country is full of enough culture shock – trying to remember how many dollars to the krona doesn't need to be part of it. After all, constantly whipping out a calculator (well, a cellphone) and spending five minutes trying to figure out if that...

A Conversation With Rick Steves

A Conversation With Rick Steves Rick Steves doesn't want you to go to Orlando. For more than thirty years, Steves has been trying to sell Americans on leaving the country in his work as a tour guide, author and host of the PBS Series "Rick Steves' Europe." These days, Steves thinks that it's more important...

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: Thoughts On The Murder Of 4 American Diplomats In Libya

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: Thoughts On The Murder Of 4 American Diplomats In Libya On Tuesday night, the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, four American diplomats, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in Libya when a rocket-propelled grenade struck their vehicle in Benghazi, Libya. They were fleeing the U.S. consulate, which was attacked by...

Photo Of The Day: Tel Aviv's Street Art

Photo Of The Day: Tel Aviv's Street Art Tel Aviv's street art – in addition to sabich of course – was a highlight of my visit to Israel and the West Bank last spring. I snapped graffiti, spray-painted eggplants, political stencils and stickers. Clearly I wasn't the only one to find this element...

Suspects Held In Holocaust Memorial Desecration

Suspects Held In Holocaust Memorial Desecration Two weeks ago we reported that the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem was vandalized. Now Israeli police have detained three men in connection with the crime. All three are ultra-Orthodox Jews and have confessed, police said. The front of Yad Vashem was...

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Suspected Of Vandalizing Jerusalem Holocaust Memorial

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Suspected Of Vandalizing Jerusalem Holocaust Memorial Israeli police suspect ultra-Orthodox Jews are behind Monday's vandalism at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. Anti-Zionist graffiti written in Hebrew was sprayed over several parts of the building, with lines like, "Jews, wake up, the evil Zionist regime...

Israel Border Protection Searches Tourist Emails

Israel Border Protection Searches Tourist Emails Najwa Doughman, a 25-year-old architect and University of Virginia graduate living in New York City, arrived in Israel on May 26 with a friend, Sasha Al-Sarabi, another UVA grad working in finance in the same city. Doughman was visiting Israel for the third time, Al-Sarabi...

Grounding Of Costa Concordia Brings New Rules For Cruise Travel

Grounding Of Costa Concordia Brings New Rules For Cruise Travel After the grounding of Costa Concordia in January, the governing organizations of the cruise industry ordered an Operational Safety Review both in response to the troubling Concordia grounding and as part of the industry's continuous efforts to review and improve safety...

Gadling Features


Most Popular

Categories

Become our Fan on Facebook!

Featured Galleries (view all)

Berlin's Abandoned Tempelhof Airport
The Junk Cars of Cleveland, New Mexico
United Airlines 787 Inaugural Flight
Ghosts of War: France
New Mexico's International Symposium Of Electronic Arts
Valley of Roses, Morocco
The Southern Road
United Dreamliner Interior
United Dreamliner Exterior

Our Writers

Don George

Features Editor

RSS Feed

View more Writers

Find Your Hotel

City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport
City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport
City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport code
If different
POWERED BY
POWERED BY

Find Your Hotel

City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport
City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport
City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport code
If different
POWERED BY
POWERED BY

Weird News

DailyFinance

FOXNews Travel

Engadget

Sherman's Travel

Lonely Planet

New York Times Travel

Joystiq