Category Archives Israel and Palestine

The second of our two stays in Jerusalem, the Crowne Plaza proved to be more comfortable and accommodating than the first. As part of the InterContinental Hotels Group, it's available to book using IHG Rewards Club points. Crowne Plaza Jerusalem | From $88/night Location: The Crowne Plaza is located close to the Central Bus Station which also has a light rail stop…

As soon as we arrived in Jerusalem to spend Christmas in the Holy Land, we headed for the Old City and quickly found ourselves on the Via Dolorosa, walking the path of Christ to Calvary. From Damascus Gate where we entered, we made our way to Lion's Gate where the Way of Sorrows begins. Though the Old City can be a confusing…

We typically like to stay at budget-friendly AirBnbs or boutique hotels when traveling, both for the savings and for the immersion. But when you're planning a trip paid exclusively by points and miles, your choices are limited to international chain hotels. Such was the case when we stayed at the Ramada in Jerusalem. Image above: the view from our room. Ramada…

The first sight of Jerusalem immediately overwhelmed me with that awe of being in one of the world's great cities. The weight of its history, the excitement of walking in the footsteps of Christ, the signs in a language I couldn't even begin to understand. I panicked! Even though I had prepared for this trip with tons of internet research, maps, a google doc…

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