Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza Jerusalem

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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 … Read More

Hotel Review: Ramada Jerusalem

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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 … Read More

Jerusalem for Beginners

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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 … Read More

How We Took a Three-Week Trip to the Holy Land for Less Than $300 Per Person

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We’ve just returned from three weeks in Turkey, Israel, and Jordan, and we will have lots of posts and pictures to share. But first we wanted to discuss our itinerary, and how we were able to go on a nearly $6,000 trip for less than $600. The short answer is, of course, credit card reward points. You are probably familiar … Read More