More than 500 000 people have been on a free trip to Israel and how many are guilty of the same 10 amateur mistakes made on Birthright Israel? Honestly, we'd rather not know. Instead, we've compiled a list to help you, the future traveler from making the same "Birthright Blunders".
1. Shaving before swimming in the Dead Sea
Dipping your face of freshly shaved set legs in the Dead Sea is kind of like taking an acid bath - it'll give you a sting you'll never forget. While we're talking about "the sting", we also strongly advise that you never attempt putting your head under water in the Dead Sea. Even if your eyes are closed, "the sting" still finds its way in, and you will reemerge convinced that you have been permanently blinded.
2. Falling "in love" too soon
A lot can happen in 10 days, and a lot can change. Someone catches your eye on the first day, and by day 4 you've noticed they're a perpetual nose-picker. Avoid the awkwardness, keep things in t read more
1. How to use your phone abroad and avoid roaming fees
To put it simply, roaming is evil. It will cost you a fortune, so turn it off now. Even if you don't pickup the phone, you will be charged.
Step 1: To turn off roaming
On iOS, go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options and slide Data Roaming to OFF.
On Samsung, go to Settings > Connections > Data Usage > International Data Roaming and uncheck International Data.
Step 2: Put your phone on Airplane Mode and turn your Wifi on
Once you've done this, you can safely avoid fees back home. If you would like to use your phone for calls, and more frequently than just when you have access to free wifi, we suggest you get a local sim card.
*FYI Sachlav has access to the cheapest all inclusive sim card plan for Birthright Israel participants, if you're coming on a trip with us, make sure you take advantage of this perk.
2. How to find amazing local food wherever you travel
Half of the travel ex read more