Author / Emily Connett

All posts Israel Travel

What to expect when visiting Petra

The Treasury at Petra, Jordan

Are you thinking of visiting Petra from Israel? A day trip or overnight trip is easily achievable if you have the time in your schedule – and Petra is well worth the visit! While there may be a few unknowns when booking your trip, here’s what to expect when visiting Petra, to help you relax and enjoy your time at this wonder of the world!

About Petra
So what is all the fuss about Petra? Petra is an ancient lost city famous for its rock-cut architecture.

All posts Israel Travel

What you need to know about visiting the Dead Sea

What you need to know about visiting the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a unique part of the world and also has the claim to fame of being the lowest place on earth! At -427 metres below sea level, the Dead Sea has an amazing amount of benefits including increased oxygen levels and minerals in the water. Read on for some tips and what you need to know about visiting the Dead Sea!

For directions on getting to the Dead Sea by car from Jerusalem, see my previous post on visiting Masada and Ein Gedi.

All posts Israel Travel

Israel: Visiting Ein Gedi and Masada

Masada walk to Herod's Palace

There are plenty of organised day tours to Ein Gedi and Masada from Jerusalem (check out Abraham Tours), but if you want to travel independently, it can be a little harder to find information on this area! Some tours can be quite pricey and won’t include a guide. Sometimes its just better to do it yourself, so read on about how to visit Ein Gedi and Masada.

Getting there:
We hired a car for a portion of our stay in Israel to get from Jerusalem down to Eilat in the south.

All posts At Home

How to DIY on a Budget

tips to DIY on a budget

When I think of DIY, I naturally assume that doing it myself means the final product will be more tailored to my needs, creative or fun to produce and most importantly: cheaper.
However, often I have all of the materials I need for a project except for one or two things, which I go out and buy, and then never use again. Whether you are doing a lot of DIYs or just love to be creative, it can be a bit of a drain on your wallet.

All posts At Home

DIY Healthy Dessert Platter

DIY Healthy Dessert Platter

The DIY healthy dessert platter is an easy no-fuss Valentine’s idea that you can throw together in a few minutes, minus the pink hearts and teddy bears (because what husband wants to eat love heart cookies with pink champagne anyway?!) There’s some very mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day in the couples and marrieds world (‘Valentine’s Day is every day!’ some argue), but there’s something about still wanting to celebrate it, maybe with just a little les

All posts At Home

Breakfast at Nice at Nelson Bay

Nice bacon banana pancakes

One of my favourite weekend activities is to go out for breakfast on a Saturday morning. There’s no better feeling than starting the day with a good meal and knowing you still have the whole weekend ahead of you to enjoy! I may be a little biased but Nice at Nelson Bay is one of my favourite local breakfast spots. Nice has a lovely shaded outdoor terrace that looks out over the park and down to the marina.

All posts Israel Travel

What You Need to Know about Visiting Israel

What you need to know about Visiting Israel

Are you thinking of traveling to Israel? While Israel is diverse and there’s so many good reasons to visit, it can be one of those daunting places that is hard to find info on or know much about (at least we found this, anyway!) Here’s some tips and info on what you need to know about visiting Israel, to make your planning smoother and make sure you get no nasty surprises when you get there!
Is it safe?
Despite what you see in the media, Israel is a normal functioning and almost west

All posts Israel Travel

The Best Views in Jerusalem

The Best Views in Jerusalem

The Old City of Jerusalem is a maze of covered walkways, narrow markets and disorienting alleys. While its fun to explore from ground level, its also good to get a different perspective from up high. Here are the top three viewing points we found in Jerusalem!

 
Three: Mount of Olives
The Mount of Olives lies east of the Old City and has a lookout point great for getting some perspective. It is a fairly easy walk/climb from the Old City or there area always taxis willing to take you there.