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10 Mistakes Made on Birthright Israel

More than 600 000 people have been on a free trip to Israel and how many are guilty of these same 10 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 or freshly shaved legs into 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 the friends zone until you're sur read more

January 20, 2020

The Best of Israel According to Instagram

5 minutes scrolling the gram, and all we want to do is pack our bags and travel! We've compiled some of the best of Instagram's recent Israel pictures, and we gotta say, it's enough to make anyone add Israel to their bucket list. Fortunately, a trip to Israel is no pipe dream. We've got Birthright Israel to get us there for free, and as great as Instagram might be, Israel is so much better IRL! 1. Dead Sea   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Backpacker (@backpackerstory) on Dec 16, 2019 at 6:00am PST 2. City of David, Jerusalem   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Visit2Israel (@visit2israel) on Dec 15, 2019 at 12:03am PST 3. Nubian Ibex, Mitzpe Ramon   View this post on Instagram   A post sha read more

December 20, 2019

10 Skills Every Traveler Must Know

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

January 19, 2017