With so many famous monuments in Israel, it can be challenging to decide which ones to visit. Depending on what you’re interested in and where you plan to go, you….
The Dead Sea is a salt lake on Israel’s eastern border with Jordan. To “swim” in the Dead Sea would be like trying to swim in Jell-O. Due to the….
Israel is not just a country for history buffs or religious pilgrimages. The country has a lot to offer, no matter if you’re a solo traveler, traveling with teens, or….
Historical monuments, ancient ruins, and religious sites are scattered across Israel. Many of which date back thousands upon thousands of years. Since the beginning of its history, people have flocked….
Israel is known for its abundance of culture and history, attracting visitors from all over the world for centuries. If you want to make the most of your time, here….
Israel features some very rugged and harsh natural areas. From giant craters to sweeping deserts, the country is filled with scarcely or uninhabitable landscapes, including the Arava Valley. The Arava….
If you are of Jewish or Israeli heritage, a trip to Israel can make for the perfect family vacation. This historical destination is brimming with sacred sights and significant monuments….
For a small country that is no bigger than New Jersey, Israel has a lot to offer. From the coastal party town of Tel Aviv to the historic cities of….
During your visit to Israel, you will likely see a Hamsa Hand hanging everywhere from a shop window to a car’s rearview mirror and lining the walls of every souvenir….
No matter where you are from or what religion you believe in, Israel is a place of great historical significance. The country is home to some of the oldest ruins….
If you’re a food lover, then you’re in for a treat when you visit Israel. Israeli food has deep Mediterranean roots and celebrates the region’s Jewish heritage. Ingredients such as….
Located in Jerusalem’s old city, the Western Wall is a sacred place of prayer and pilgrimage for Jewish people. The Western Wall dates back to the second century B.C. It’s….
Constructed in 687 A.D., the Dome of the Rock in Israel is a sacred landmark to both Muslims and Jews. The rock that the monument sits on is where the….
Timing is everything when it comes to planning a trip to Israel. If you want to make the most of your vacation and spend time comfortably walking around the city….
Adam’s Peak is one of Sri Lanka’s most sacred natural landmarks, and it is believed that the depression near the summit of the mountain is from that of Buddha himself…..
Kandy in Sri Lanka, formerly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, served as the last capital of the Sinhalese kingdom before falling to the British in 1815. The city is….
Does your family have a super-secret recipe that’s been passed down from generation to generation, entrusted only to a select few who are permitted to bring it out of the….
Sri Lanka had five names before it became what it is today. The very first name was Lanka, a word that simply translated into the word “island” in Old Sinhalese…..
Sri Lanka celebrates some 30 festivals every year, at least two or three festivals per month. They range from religious celebrations to civic holidays, to solstice gatherings. Sri Lankans take….
Sri Lanka is a haven for foodies. It’s a fantastic place for vegetarians, vegans, and everything-a-tarians. Some of the dishes you’ll eat here are thousands of years old, with little….
One of the best ways to get out and explore Sri Lanka is by train. Sri Lanka is home to the iconic ‘Train to Ella’ journey which will take you….
In the Central Province of Sri Lanka, the Ancient City of Sigiriya in the northern Matale District is not far from the town of Dambulla. Built by King Kassapa in….
It’s true that Ceylon tea is world renown, and Sri Lanka is the world’s top tea producer, but do all the locals partake in the tradition? The answer is a….
Sri Lanka offers every type of accommodation you could imagine from the ultra-luxurious, the authentic and traditional, and as well as the uber-modern and futuristic. Have you ever slept in….
When you visit Galle in southern Sri Lanka, one of the first things you’re going to want to do is head to Koggala or Ahangama to photograph the world-famous Stilt….
Sri Lanka has two massive exports, cinnamon and tea. As the world’s highest producer of tea, the tea industry employs over 1 million people. The very first tea plant was….
Sri Lanka is home to a population of around 800 leopards who roam in a range of habitats from open savannah to rainforests. They are carnivores, usually hunting at night….
Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP, is very popular in Sri Lanka. Several local companies offer excursions that explore different parts of the country. SUP is great for improving balance and….
Between the months of July and October in Sri Lanka, the largest gathering of Asian elephants in the world converges in Minneriya National Park. Over 300 elephants from several families….
The ancient capital of Kyoto Japan offers numerous reasons to visit, from historical temples and colorful shrines to the traditional geisha culture. Kyoto is home to over 1,600 historic Buddhist….
Cherry blossom season in Japan is unlike any other. There are blogs, news reports, special menus, talk shows, and festivals following the trees as they go into full bloom across….
For centuries the Japanese language existed solely as an oral language that was never written down. While the characters are similar to that of the Chinese language, the language itself….
Sake is a trademark Japanese drink. Made from only four main ingredients, rice, yeast, koji, and water, sake is the perfect complement to most Japanese meals. The fermentation process and….
The city of Tokyo has the most top-rated restaurants in the world. Perhaps it is the local ingredients or the traditional styles of cooking, but after your first meal in….
Perhaps the most recognizable Japanese article of clothing, the kimono, has an ancient history dating over one thousand years old, beginning at the start of the Heian Period in 794…..
Whatever brings you to Japan, enjoying a piping hot bowl of ramen should be high on your to-do list. This delicious brothy noodle dish is a staple in Japanese culture…..
Established in 645, the Sensoji Temple is the most famous Buddhist temple in Tokyo. The temple was built to honor the goddess of mercy, Kannon. Legend states that in 628,….
The tradition of the geishas in Japan began in the early 18th century and is still carried on today. The original performers were men who would entertain clients through musical….
The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is one of the top sights to see in Kyoto Japan. Tucked in the Arashiyama district amongst temples and shrines, the bamboo grove is a lush….
Hiroshima is a major city in Japan and is widely known as being the target for the first atomic bomb in WW2. Since then, Hiroshima has rebuilt itself into a….
Traditional Japanese architecture is unmistakable in its thoughtful design and construction. Much of Japanese architecture, both new and old, is carefully laid out to incorporate the history and traditions of….
No trip to Japan would be complete without at least a glimpse of Mt. Fuji. Japan’s tallest mountain is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is visited by around….
Fushimi Inari Taisha is arguably Kyoto Japan’s oldest, most important, and famous shrines. Established in 711, the shrine honors Inari, the god of rice, sake, and prosperity. The shrine is….
Tokyo is a bustling and lively metropolitan city with a sense of excitement and wonder that is contagious. This vibrant city is not only the capital of Japan but also….
Natadola Beach, located on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, is the most beautiful white-sand beach in Fiji. Natadola’s lush beauty and variety of recreational activities, from snorkeling to horseback….
Have the experience of a lifetime as you swim alongside eight different species of sharks on a guided dive in Fiji. With some of the best diving locations in the….
In Fiji, Cassava is a local crop that sustains most families in their livelihood and is a source of income for most rural farmers. It must first be peeled and….
During your vacation to Fiji, discover old traditions while making new memories. Take part in the vibrant and exciting Meke performance, which tells the legends of the islands. After, make….
Since 2003, Fiji has been designated as a whale sanctuary due in large part to the thriving ocean ecosystem and deep waters around the islands. Time your trip with the….
Known as the soft coral capital of the world, Fiji is home to over 390 coral species and over 1,500 fish species, many of which are specific to Fiji. The….