Italy Tops the List for Fall & Holiday Travel in 2016

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This week, hordes of travel agents, industry professionals, journalists and bloggers have descended upon Las Vegas for Virtuoso Travel Week. The yearly event is put on by the luxury travel network which is comprised of over 380 agencies with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 30 countries. With a few more days left, the by-invitation-only organization has released its findings for the upcoming travel season.

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Jericho: The Ancient City of Biblical Proportions

Apr 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As a child, Jericho (to me), was a fantasy land where walls miraculously fell down at the blowing of trumpets and the marching of men. It was a biblical city that somehow never felt like an actual location that could be visited. Fast forward to present day, and the very real destination, is just as intriguing to my adult self as it was all those years ago.

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Israel: The Biblical Country is a Place of Diverse Terrain, Deeply Religious Sects & Plenty of Mystery

Dec 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Pre-dawn sounds awakened me; first the Muslim call to prayer, then church bells ringing on the hour, followed by a series of sirens and finally the cooing of pigeons. The diversity of this audio track perfectly painted the canvas of my locale: Israel. The State of Israel was created in 1948, less than seven decades ago, yet its land has a recorded history of more than 4,000 years. The Bible is not merely a book of faith, it chronicles this ancient ground, considered the birthplace of Christianity. The country is composed of countless customs reflective of every civilization which has ever occupied its territory.

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The Iconic Waldorf Astoria Opens New Hotel in the Holy Land of Jerusalem

May 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s something intriguing about the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem—bringing together the old world with today's modern society—so much so, that we're seriously considering a trip to the Holy Land this year to check it out. The new hotel, blending Greco-Roman, Gothic and Ottoman architecture, sits at the intersection of King David, Agron and Mammilla Streets and nearby the Jaffa Gate.

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Live the Good Life With a View From Penthouse Apartment on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard

Nov 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Tel Aviv may not be the oldest metropolis on the Mediterranean, but in the hundred years since its founding the White City has developed into one of the most vibrant. (Take it from this writer, who spent two years living there.) And as the hub of a burgeoning high-tech industry, not to mention a vital center for the world's diplomatic corps in the Middle East, the city that sprung out of the sand dunes north of the old city of Jaffa has become a must-visit destination for travelers from the world over and the choice location for Israel's emerging upper class.

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Israel's First Ritz-Carlton Hotel to Open in Late 2013

Aug 6, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company confirmed that its first hotel in Israel will open officially in late 2013. The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya, which is located in a residential seafront town north of Tel Aviv, will be the first global luxury branded hotel in the country, according to the deluxe hotelier.... Read More

Israel, Slovak Republic & Chile Top 3 Countries for Adventure Tourism

Aug 3, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

In a study recently conducted on adventure tourism, Israel, the Slovak Republic, and Chile were cited as the top three countries for adventure tourism in 2010. This is the third time that this study has been conducted using The Adventure Travel Development Index. George Washington University, the Adventure Travel Trade Association, and Vital Wave Consulting are the publishers of this annual study.... Read More

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