Podcast conversation with Beth Spack.

Israel is a dynamic, diverse country – with a complicated history and a complicated present. Beth, born in the US and a resident of Israel for the last 30 years, has a breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise that I love to draw on. For many travelers who may have teens/college kids who are studying this part of the world – it’s an incredible experience to be there in person – to learn from real people instead of simply a book.

We talked about the experiences you can have in the cities, the desert, the water, and everywhere in between. Lots of fun ideas for active families who love to experience the authentic culture of a destination.

Below see a few favorite hotels and new ones being built:

Tel Aviv – The Norman
Herzliya – Ritz Carlton
Galilee – Mitzpe Hayamim

Jerusalem:
King David
Waldorf
Mamilla Hotel

South:
Beresheet
Six Senses Shaharut – opening August 2021

New:
Brown Jerusalem

Under construction:
Nobu
Tel Aviv – SoHo House
Jaff – Four Seasons

A few off the beaten path and adventurous ideas:

  • Glamping by Ramon crater
  • Rappelling
  • Via ferrata – N Israel

And a few over the top ideas:

  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Helicopters
  • The penthouse suite at the new Kempinksi Hotel – 3 floors with a private pool – opening October 2021
  • Shoot hoops with a professional basketball player

Extraordinary Experiences for
Adventurous Families

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