Some Kosher Travelers will be headed for Pesach to the Bellevue – one of Croatia’s most luxurious hotels.
Travel Tips: Croatia
After being treated to a Glatt Kosher LeMehadrin gastronomic experience by the culinary genius Chef Avi Steinmetz. – under the supervision of Rabbi Nahmia Rotenberg shlit’a – Vienna.
Our Kosher Travelers often spend their days as tourists in Croatia.
Here are some of our favorite destinations.
1. Old City Tours
Thanks to the preservation of history, unique lifestyle and impressive museum, a tourist hotspot is the island’s ancient villages.
2. Jeep Tours
Challenging and especially fun Jeep trips from mountaintops 598m above sea level, overlooking the Adriatic Sea and Losinj and other islands’ landscapes.
3. Day Trip to Venice
Venice – one of the world’s most popular tourist destination, built on wooden foundations constructed on 118 islands, interconnected with 400 bridges.
About 170 water canals pass through the islands, leading to sailing being the primary method of transportation in the city, making the visit an experiential and unique one!
4. A tour of Croatian Islands
Tours in the spectacular islands of the area – we will visit ancient villages, including “Candrija Linadrik”, the picturesque fishing village “Valon”, the island “Cres” which offers a historical experience in the ancient city and a unique shopping experience!
5. Trips in Nature
An afternoon on the Losinj Island offers a magical tour of nature.
Groups and individuals enjoy attractions including water sports, cruises, hikes, a flight in the island’s skies and more.
Whatever You Decide
Travel to the best sites on the island and surrounding areas.
Swim laps in the outdoor or indoor pool.
Be inspired by shiurim.
Entertained by evening performances.
Enjoy Your Trip
10 Essentials on a Kosher African Safari
By: Eddie’s Kosher Travel Staff
An African Safari vacation is on the top of millions of bucket lists.
Traveling with your family on an African Safari and showing your children the wonders of wildlife is a rewarding experience.
Traveling with your family means that you must be even more organized and prepared.
Next week, David and Chana Walles are traveling with their children to Africa joining Sivan Ya’ari and Innovation: Africa. Innovation: Africa proudly applies Israeli solar technologies to bring clean water and electricity to rural African villages.
Following the mission, the Walles family, will be experiencing first hand a Kosher African Safari.
What’s In Your Bag?
Chana, a seasoned traveler, swears by packing lists.
“Over the years, I have forgotten essentials at home.
I created a set of packing lists that I now use whenever I pack.
Now, my luggage and handbags are organized and I am ready to relax on vacation.”
Here is Chana’s list of the ten most important things you need to pack in your handbag on an African Safari.
Chana’s Packing List
Even if you are traveling with a kosher tour like the Walles family, always remember, to pack kosher snacks in your bag.
It can be a challenge to find kosher food along the way. You will be so happy to pass your kids a granola bar or snack or some almonds.
Carry your Tefillat Haderech card along with a pocket siddur and proud Israeli citizens always travel with our Israeli flag.
Elephant spraying zebras with water to keep them away from waterhole
#7 Emergency Kit
Bandaids and gauze
Sunscreen (to reapply)
Insect repellent/mosquito net/sting reliever
Hydrocortisone cream/antibacterial ointment
Muscle rub or anti-inflammatory cream
Brush, comb, clips and tie-bands for long hair and an extra one for your friend that forgot theirs.
Bonus Tip: Pack Non- Electrical Entertainment Items
Most of the day is spent on long rides. Don't rely on electricity.
Make sure you are prepared.
Take along playing cards, good books and your travel diary.
We recommend that you and your children chronicle your adventures in a travel journal.
Game drive. Safari car on game drive with animals around, Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania.
Tell other Kosher Travelers about your African Safari experience tag your pictures #wetravelkosher.
So, what’s in your bag? Comment below.
Packing Tips Your Mother Never Told You: The Right Way to Pack Shoes
By Chana Walles, Operations Manager at Eddie’s Kosher Travel
[and highly experienced traveling mom]
Pretty shoes getting squished in the suitcase? Here's how you preserve the shape of your shoes AND conserve valuable space in your suitcase: pack your socks inside your shoes. For narrow, pointy shoes, roll one sock into the toe area.
Wrap the shoes in a small, lightweight plastic or cloth bag to protect the rest of your things from getting dirty.
Lay shoes in the suitcase as they are packed in the shoebox (heel to toe) for best space management.
No matter what shoes you take, make sure they’re broken-in long before you leave home. The last thing you want to worry about is tending to blisters while you’re trying to enjoy the vacation you’ve been waiting for all year long!
For travelers watching their wallets, it's important to stick to a budget, find money-saving travel deals, and get the best possible exchange rate. Additionally, those looking to save cash would do well to pack strategically. The right travel gear can help you keep costs down while seeing the world. Pack the following 10 items to save money on airline bag fees, laundry-service charges, and other expenses.
This funky flexible camera tripod makes taking photos while you travel more fun than ever. Designed with self-timer photography in mind, the GorillaPod lets you mount your camera just about anywhere you want with its three flexible segmented legs. Secure your camera to a nearby tree branch, fence, park bench, or anything else that’s convenient. Say goodbye to holding your camera at arm’s length to take a photo of yourself and your fellow #koshertravelers!
The GorillaPod weighs just 1.6oz (45 grams) and fits easily into any purse, backpack or even jacket pocket. Want one for your next vacation with Eddie’s Kosher Travel? You can find them at http://joby.com/gorillapod.