I’m writing this today from the lounge at Abraham Hostels in Tel Aviv.
I still remember the first time I visited Israel. It was 2010 and I was on a backpacking trip around the world. I had this idea that I might stay in the country for more than just a short holiday, more than just a week in Jerusalem and a week in Tel Aviv, but I wasn’t sure I could do it. After a few days in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, though, I was hooked: the food, the culture, the people, it was all so mesmerizing I knew I had to explore more. So I stayed. That first visit to Israel turned from a two-week holiday into a four-month adventure, exploring everything from the gay nightlife in Tel Aviv to the markets of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, road trips through the north, and the hummus—so much hummus!
Israel is one of those destinations that’s surprising not least because it’s as interesting as its history, but because it’s a modern place, constantly changing. Its cities are so different from one another, the archeological sites controversial, the history unparalleled. So that’s why I’m happy to partner with one of Israel’s leading tour operators and hostel brands, Abraham Hostels. Since first staying in their guesthouse in Nazareth, the Fauzi Azar Inn, I’ve been hooked on what this company is doing to change the way tourists experience the culture here.
Abraham Hostels just opened up their newest property here in Tel Aviv and it’s already become a cool and social hub for locals and independent travelers. In addition to the top-quality, budget accommodation, (and at an amazing location!), they offer some of the most interesting and unique tours through Israel, the West Bank and even to Petra, Jordan—a great way to explore the region as an independent traveler!
Win a trip to Israel!
And now you can win a trip to Israel, including a 10-day customizable itinerary. Abraham Tours operates in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Nazareth with tours to the Dead Sea, Masada, Petra (Jordan), and cities in the West Bank like Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah. We’ve teamed up to give away a trip, including up to $500 toward one lucky winner’s airfare. See the full prize description below.
Enter before June 15, 2016. And for every successful friend you refer, you get bonus entries to increase your chances of winning—so start sharing! See the full terms and conditions here.
One lucky winner will win a full trip to Israel including flight fare up to $500, as well as accommodation at the fun and social Abraham Hostels and a full travel itinerary including tours with Abraham Tours. Here’s what one lucky winner gets:
- Flight fare for up to $500. Your flights need to be booked 45 days in advance. Booking information to be provided to winner.
- A program for 10 nights and 11 days, provided by Abraham Hostels, including:
- Accommodation at Abraham Hostels locations in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Nazareth, Breakfast included.
- 10 days’ tour Itinerary (the itinerary is adjustable) including tours to Masada and the Dead Sea, Northern Israel, Petra, Jordan, and the the West Bank
- Shuttle between the hostels with the Abraham Hostels free shuttle service
Note: Your trip dates need to be picked with two months’ notice given to Abrahamhostels.com—booking information to be provided to winner. A special discount will apply for additional friends or relatives that might want to join you during this trip. Read the full terms and conditions here.
Not included: additional tours or activities not mentioned in the complete itinerary, service tips, border crossing, additional meals and snacks, additional transportation.