france

My top 10 travel highlights of 2016

What a year 2016 has been globally.  My top 10 highlights may well sound frivolous and privileged in a year when the world has been full of sadness, unrest and nasty surprises.  But they made us smile, laugh and relax after some challenging years. Its been good for the soul.  I’m amazed we…

israel

Jerusalem & the Dead Sea: Israel day trips

No trip to Israel could be complete without visiting Jerusalem and the Dead Sea? I think it is fair to say doing it in a day is a bit of a mission (for the driver that is – thank you) but oh so worth it!  We had a marvellous trip,…

israel

Rosh Hanikra & Akko – Israel day trips

Israel spoils you for culture, history and day trip options – there is an incredible amount to see and so we took a road trip up from Tel Aviv to Rosh Hanikra and Akko/Acre in the north of the country.  Israel has some rather exciting borders to the north –…

city break

Tel Aviv – vibrancy and culture

Visiting friends in Tel Aviv, the city was a perfect base and where British Airways handily deposited us in comfort. I had two favourite cities – Singapore and Washington. I now have three – TLV has vibrancy and culture like Singers, cleanliness and safety like DC and a big dollop of South…

israel

Beyond expectations in Israel

We were able to conclude within about half a day (I exaggerate, 2 hours tops…) of being in Israel that we were really glad to have ignored the UK press and any raised eyebrows.  As much as I said to people ‘it’s safer than Paris/Brussels/London’, at the back of my mind I…

foodie

A taste of Israel

Israel should be at the top of any foodie’s travel plans – the food is incredible, I am licking my lips remembering!  Flavoursome, fresh, varied and interesting, everything was delicious and actually we ate so much it could have been an official food tour!  Here’s to friends with good taste! As…

israel

Dream destination Israel #sendmeaway

I’ve been dreaming about holidays for a while this winter, I re-wrote my wish list and had great fun collaboration with some lovely ladies as to where we wish we were right now…   But this years dream destination for us has to be Israel – this week we booked…