Travel Tips


• Don’t forget sunscreen. Israel is a sunny place with a very high average daily U.V. rating.
• Don’t go anywhere without your cell phone. It is relatively inexpensive and you can even call overseas.
• Don’t be afraid to haggle in the Suks (open air markets). It is an expected part of the culture and if you don’t, you will likely overpay.
• Don’t enter the sea in late June-July without first checking for jellyfish washed up on the beach. They are not deadly but can provide a pretty painful sting.
• Don’t wear your best bathing suit into the Dead Sea or Mineral Springs. It is possible that it may retain the smell of sulfur no matter how many times you wash it.

local made wines

indulge in local made wines. They are really world class!

sample the food everywhere you visit

sample the food everywhere you visit. There is so much more offered than the traditional food “felafel”! The food is really amazing and the Mediterranean diet is considered to be one of the healthiest in the world.

long sleeves and pants

make sure women are wearing long sleeves and pants when visiting religious sites.

download and use Waze

download and use Waze for the best navigational guide available. It will guide you in English or Hebrew or whatever language you require and give you real time updates on traffic, accidents, speed cameras, and other road hazards and get you to your destination.

comfortable shoes and clothing

wear comfortable shoes and clothing (light layers); also a hat that will provide sun protection. Remember, in Israel, comfortable is “in”.

drink plenty of water

remember to drink plenty of water, especially during the hot season (June through November). At least 2 liters (1/2 gallon pp. per day).