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Patrons relax at the iconic café Tmol Shilshom.

House swapping, Israeli style

House swapping allows travelers to sample each other’s hometowns without paying for hotels. The trend is catching on in Israel. Yirmie Elkus, left, and Amitai Richman of JewishSwap.com Batya and Gershon Burd are always on the lookout for a good …

Top 10 festivals in Israel this summer

Everywhere you go in Israel this season, you’re bound to bump into a festival to your liking. ISRAEL21c features the top 10. Even before international festivals became a strategy in luring the tourist trade, Israel has been finding reasons to …

Israel’s top 10 extreme sports

Israel’s top 10 extreme sports

Israel offers thrill-seekers everything from surfing and spelunking to paragliding and parkour, in some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. ISRAEL21c takes a look at the top 10.   Extreme sports – the popular term for a slew of inherently …

GoEco brings ‘voluntourists’ to Israel [video]

GoEco brings ‘voluntourists’ to Israel [video]

Want to help preserve Israel’s wildlife, deserts or hiking trails? GoEco will match you with the eco-tourism site of your choice. GoEco, an Israeli organization for “voluntourists” — socially conscious tourists who want to contribute something to the community and …

Tel Aviv’s most legendary boulevard [video]

Tel Aviv’s most legendary boulevard [video]

It’s not just one of Tel Aviv’s liveliest streets, the legendary Rothschild Boulevard also boasts some of the city’s best Bauhaus-style buildings. Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard, one of its oldest and most beautiful streets, is home to million-dollar residences, cafes …

Port of Call: Tel Aviv [video]

Port of Call: Tel Aviv [video]

Tel Aviv’s restored port has become the city’s entertainment hub, with trendy shops, bars and cafes. That it recently won a prestigious European landscape prize only adds to its appeal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeZQ2Mw5b2I No matter the time of day, there are always …