I have really good memories of my trip to Tel Aviv - this city has some of the best nightlife I've ever seen in Europe, and when you combine that with sunshine and good beaches, it makes for a great time. I've already written about some...

Before I visited Dubai all I really knew about the city was that it is home to 7-star hotels, a gold ATM, high-end restaurants and the tallest building in the world. Dubai is known as a luxury destination, but could you experience this side of Dubai...

While I didn't find Tel Aviv to be as attractive as Jerusalem, I did love the urban, hipster vibe here. The city is Israel's party capital, so there are plenty of bars, cafés, restaurants and clubs to discover. It's also a very liberal place and...

"In Tel Aviv you play, and in Jerusalem you pray" my nightlife guide in Tel Aviv told me over dinner. I see what is meant by that phrase, but I beg to differ. Tel Aviv is certainly the most liberal city, and Jerusalem is known as...

On my visit to Israel organised by the Israel Ministry of Tourism, I was very fortunate to be able to stay at Jerusalem's most famous and luxurious hotel, The King David. The King David Hotel is not just a hotel, but a landmark of Jerusalem....

The last time I rode a camel was when I went on holiday with my Mum to Tunisia. We rode camels over sand dunes in the Sahara Desert dressed in Arabian attire; it was quite the experience. More recently I went camel riding in the...

When I woke up in my room at the Dan Panorama I had totally forgotten it was Saturday, until I approached the elevator and saw this sign: Dear Guests, during the Shabat this elevator will be operated by a "Shabat Goy" For my non-Jewish readers, the Shabbat...

The Ramon Crater is a crater in the Negev Desert, Israel, measuring 40 km long 5-10km wide and roughly 400 metres in depth. This geological feature is called a Makhtesh and was formed by erosion over millions of years. The only settlement here is...

When I received the itinerary for my tour of Israel, I admit I had to do a search in Google to find out what the word "rappelling" means. If, like me, you've never heard this term, in the UK we would call it abseiling!  I...