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  • Christian tourists flock to the sea of Galilee

    Christian tourists flock to the sea of Galilee
    Tourism is a big part of Israel’s economy. And much of that is Christian tourism: mostly bus tours of Americans visiting sights from Jesus’ three-year ministry — places they’ve imagined since their childhood Sunday school classes....
  • War-torn Lebanon's Bekaa Valley is a wine country respite

    War-torn Lebanon's Bekaa Valley is a wine country respite
    BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon — The thick blanket of fog hampering our travels finally begins to recede. A checkpoint emerges from the haze. A gaggle of Lebanese soldiers in uniform standing guard calmly waves us through. We descend further toward the...
  • Foreign government tourist offices

    For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
  • Go Away With ... BeBe Winans

    Best known for his music, R&B/gospel vocalist BeBe Winans has won six Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards and three NAACP Awards. He's also worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the late Whitney Houston. It was his 28-year friendship with...
  • A camera good in water or out riding a camel

     A camera good in water or out riding a camel
    Name: Olympus Tough TG-810 What it is: A 14-megapixel digital camera that is both shockproof and waterproof to 33 feet. Olympus designed the camera's rugged housing and reinforced LCD screen to survive drops from a height 6.6 feet and to be crush-proof...
  • Readers Recommend: Israeli guide Meir Moore

    I cannot recommend more highly Meir Moore as a personal guide for travels throughout Israel. He kept our teens busy with outdoor sports while sneaking in all the historical spots. Meir Moore, meir@tourguideinjerusalem.com. $380 per day. Ada Brown...
  • Readers recommend: Shalom Israel Tours

    We had a perfectly planned individualized tour of Israel with Shalom Israel Tours. We were well taken care of; everything was organized down to the last detail, from the minute we landed in Tel Aviv to the ride back to the airport. Our tour was based on...
  • Belgian museum celebrates the immigrant experience

    Belgian museum celebrates the immigrant experience
    ANTWERP, Belgium — One became a prime minister. Another a songwriter whose compositions included "White Christmas." And a third became an Angeleno who married, raised a family and became a social worker. All extraordinary in their own ways, all on...
  • State Department issues travel warning for Israel, Gaza, West Bank

    State Department issues travel warning for Israel, Gaza, West Bank
    The State Department on Monday strongly warned Americans against travel to the West Bank and Gaza after violent clashes in the border area last month played out amid current peace talks. Section fronts "The security environment remains complex in...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire

    Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire
    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip starting on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday. The ceasefire will begin at 8 a.m. local time on...