The Most Selfie Worthy Sites In Israel

 The Most Selfie Worthy Sites In Israel

The Most Selfie Worthy Sites In Israel

 Confession time- I have never been out of the country. Crazy, I know! I have never even been to Canada. As my 42nd birthday comes rolling up I have been thinking a lot about things I haven’t done. Traveling is one of them. I would love to travel more with my girls. Show them a little bit more of the world. I want my girls to go more places and do more things than me. I guess every parent wants that.
I do have a bucket list and Israel is on it. I mean have you seen how gorgeous the pictures are? I just can’t imagine seeing all that beautiful water, walking in places that people have walked for hundreds of years, or tasting different food. It would be so amazing.
Of course, there would be selfies so I had to figure out The Most Selfie Worthy Sites In Israel. I have them listed below for you!
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There aren’t many places in the world that you can take a boat ride underground, this hidden gem is one of them. Built as a reservoir in 789AD,  the pool is lit up, creating beautiful reflections on the walls.

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If you love nature, you are in for a treat. Banias is the tallest waterfall in Israel and offers beautiful hiking trails.

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Mount Scopus is without a doubt one of the most beautiful lookout points in Jerusalem. It’s the highest spot in the city at a height of 850 meters above sea level.

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Netanya is the central city on the coastal strip between Haifa and Tel Aviv. Due to its position on the seashore, it is naturally blessed with beaches and promenades.

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The Soreq Stalactite Cave is also known as Avshalom Cave. This dripstone cave has stalactites, stalagmites and natural formations made by thousands of years of water dripping on rock.

Use Your Next Holiday To Improve Your Health

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Every holiday If you are like most people then you probably spend your holidays on a beach. Sunbathing and occasional swimming are the only two things that most people need when they are on a holiday. However, the number of people who are looking at this time of the year as a chance to work on their physical and mental health is growing and that’s good. Modern lifestyle doesn’t allow us to focus on our body and mind because we are constantly trying to cope with the tasks at work in our homes. In case you are looking for the best way to spend your next holiday we suggest Thailand.

This Asian country is a great travel destination visited by millions of travelers. The thousands of positive reviews can only confirm what we are saying here. Thailand is a country with great history and culture and very pleasant and open-minded people. This country is offering hundreds of beaches and water activities, national parks, nature tours, shopping districts, ancient shrines, exceptional cuisine and a unique opportunity to improve your health.

Thailand is where Muay Thai has emerged. For those who don’t know, Muay Thai or Thai boxing is one of the most popular combat sports today. However, in this case we are not talking about professional training. People can train Muay Thai even if they just want to improve their health. So, if you want to learn more about this sport and practice it, join a Muay Thai camp in Thailand. These facilities accept all types of students and the professional instructors that work there are eager to help every student achieve their health goals.

Muay Thai is a special sport that can change you from the outside and inside. It activates and strengthens all the muscles, works on the core of your body, improves flexibility and mobility. Muay Thai is good for the mental health too – it calms people and improves their self-esteem.  You can read at  Muay Thai as a way to improve your health | Suwitmuaythai . Finally, Muay Thai teaches you how to defend yourself in case you are attacked.

Don’t ruin your chance to learn something new and do something good for the health – travel to Thailand and join a good Muay Thai training camp there.

5 Theme Park Savings Tips for Families

5 Theme Park Savings Tips for Families

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Purchase tickets in advance — always.
Rather than purchase day-of tickets, buy your tickets online. Most parks offer discounted rates if tickets are purchased ahead of time, which can save a significant amount on the ticket cost combined. Families can save up to 30 percent when they purchase advance tickets for Hersheypark, for example. Also, check park websites for flash sales, especially in the springtime, ahead of the park’s opening. Buying tickets as part of a combined package with other attractions can save on individual costs, too.

Look beyond park-specific promotions.
You don’t have to rely on park promotions or even coupons on cans of Coca-Cola. Coupon sites like RetailMeNot and flash sale sites like Groupon and LivingSocial often post deals (a limited number) for amusement parks. Membership groups like AAA and AARP also offer discounts to theme parks, and some credit card companies provide special promotions to cardholders. For example, American Express partners with Universal Studios to offer cardmembers special benefits, including an American Express lounge, and Discover Card provides members with a dedicated park entrance and exclusive ride times at Six Flags parks.

Don’t overlook multi-day or season passes.
For families spending more than one day in the area, or those who live within close distance of an amusement park, purchasing a season or multi-day pass can save hundreds. The cost of a season pass at Six Flags, for example, isn’t much more than the cost of one-day admission. In addition to admission, season passes can also provide additional bonuses, such as exclusive ride times, and free or discounted parking, food, souvenirs and even tickets. Some parks with more than one location also honor season passes at other locations as well — providing savings close to home and on the road.

Spend the night.
Many parks partner with local hotels to extend special offerings to guests, including discounted tickets, complimentary breakfast or early park entry. Some of the partner hotels also provide onsite attractions and activities, such as water parks and sports complexes — giving you even more bang for your vacation buck. Look for a package or hotel that provides transportation to and from the park to save on the cost of parking, too, and visit our roundup of stay-and-play packages for discounts.

Visit later in the day.
Some parks offer discounted tickets and other incentives after a certain hour in the day. For example, Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, provides free admission to the park if you enter after 3 p.m. the day prior (with regular admission). If you don’t mind a shortened visit, or don’t have time to spend an entire day at the park, check to see if there are half-day or evening tickets at a discounted rate. Visitors can sometimes save as much as 50 percent by taking advantage of off-peak deals (and riding roller coasters at night is pretty cool, too).

 

Las Vegas Shows for Families

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Las Vegas Shows for Families

The Las Vegas Strip is the Broadway of the West, with a number of resorts and casinos that offer productions, from Tony Award-winning musicals to magical performances by Cirque du Soleil. They’re not just for adults either; many of them are perfect for families. These are some of our favorites.

1. The Beatles LOVE at Mirage

One of many Cirque du Soleil performances in Las Vegas, The Beatles LOVE at Mirage brings the band’s beloved music and legend to the stage in a fun and lively performance. The show is very popular, as reflected in ticket prices that begin at $79. Dinner and show packages are available. Note: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted.Recommended Hotel: Mirage Hotel & Casino

2. Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino

The renowned Blue Man Group brings its energetic music show to the Monte Carlo, touting itself as kid-friendly in Vegas and offering discounted tickets for the kids, starting at $64 each. Special backstage experience packages are splurge worthy. The show runs nightly, with the exception of Wednesdays.Recommended Hotel: Monte Carlo Resort & Casino

3. “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas Hotel

The smash hit musical “Jersey Boys,” featuring the story and music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is offered every night but Monday, with shows beginning as early as 5 p.m. to ensure kids make it to bed on time (though we mainly recommend it for families with teens). Tickets begin at $53 per person and the show is held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.Recommended Hotel: Paris Las Vegas Hotel

4. KA by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand

This dramatic show is famous for a “Wheel of Death,” two circular cages rotating around one axle that spins while talented performers move. The set and the acrobatics in KA are unrivaled, and kids will gasp at the feats performed on the stage. Tickets begin at $69 for shows at MGM Grand, which run Saturday through Wednesday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.Recommended Hotel: MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

5. Legends in Concert at Flamingo Hotel

Kids will love watching spot-on impersonators performing “their” hits in what ends up as a sing-a-long show. Impersonators portray Katy Perry, Celine Dion, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and more. Legends in Concert has been running for more than 30 years and is set in the historic Flamingo Hotel. Performances run six nights per week, with tickets starting at $55.Recommended Hotel: Flamingo Hotel & Casino

6. Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay

Michael Jackson certainly had the moves and the talented Cirque du Soleil performancesat Mandalay Bay bring them and his music back in a choreographed show that includes aerials and acrobatics. Sunday matinees are offered at 4:30 p.m., and regular 7 p.m. shows are offered Friday through Tuesday (9:30 p.m. shows are available, as well, except on Sundays). Tickets begin at $75.Recommended Hotel: Mandalay Bay Hotel

7. “Rock of Ages” at Venetian Resort

Best suited for teens (content can get a little raunchy), this musical is set to 80’s music, with tunes by Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and more. The show recommends ages 14 and up and will not allow children under 5. “Rock of Ages” is offered at the Venetian Resort through Dec. 20, 2015, with 8 p.m. nightly performances. Tickets begin at $74.Recommended Hotel: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

8. “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio

Cirque du Soleil appears again, this time bringing the lavish “O” performance set to opera music. Kids will “ooh” and “aah” over the acrobatics and the swimming tricks performed in and out of water. Ticket prices are steeper for this Bellagio show, starting at $108 for limited views seats. A 7:30 p.m. performance is offered Wednesday through Sunday.Recommended Hotel: Bellagio Las Vegas

9. Tournament of Kings at Excalibur

Take the kids to an old-fashioned joust, complete with fireworks, at Excalibur. TheTournament of Kings features fighting armies, knights and dancing maidens. Families can enjoy a three-course meal along with the show for $59, or can skip the dinner and watch for $44. Kids ages 4 and under who sit on a parent’s lap are free of admission.Recommended Hotel: Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Hogwarts Is Coming To Hollywood Universal Studios!

Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” Bringing the Most Anticipated Global Phenomenon to California in an Authentic Entertainment Experience, Beginning Spring 2016

“Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” Attraction, Located within Land’s Hogwarts Castle, Makes West Coast Debut in Hyper-Realistic 3D-HD with Guests Wearing Quidditch-Inspired Goggles.

Hogwarts Is Coming To Hollywood

Hogwarts Is Coming To Hollywood

The countdown to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” begins today as Universal Studios HollywoodSM  announces the Spring 2016 arrival of the West Coast’s most anticipated entertainment experience and the introduction of the land’s signature attraction, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” in hyper-realistic 3D-HD.

More than five years in the making, and inspired by J. K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters and the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood will bring guests the same authenticity and storytelling found at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan and is expected to attract Harry Potter fans and visitors from all over the globe for decades to come.

Visitors will be swept into a fully immersive themed land that brings the Harry Potter fiction and films to life with impeccable detail and precision. “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will be faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including Hogwarts castle which will serve as its iconic focal point.

“Harry Potter is an exhilarating multi-generational global phenomenon that has captivated the world’s attention across every one of its mediums, from books and movies to exhilarating theme park adventures,” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood.  “With its imminent arrival to The Entertainment Capital of L.A., Universal Studios Hollywood is thrilled to bring our guests a new, compelling experience of ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ as we embark on this next chapter in our storied history.”

“The momentum behind J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world is as strong as ever and we are incredibly excited to bring Hogwarts to Hollywood,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Fans around the world have experienced the magic at ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ in Orlando and Osaka and we look forward to continued success with our partners at Universal Studios Hollywood as we offer more fans a chance to step into this immersive environment.”

Like its counterparts, Hogwarts castle will sit at the heart of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” where the land’s signature ride, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” will take guests on a journey into many memorable scenes alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione. Traveling by Floo powder, guests will soar high above Hogwarts, partake in a Quidditch match, narrowly escape a dragon attack and have a close encounter with the Whomping Willow.

“Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” is an achievement in pioneering theme park ride technology featuring a groundbreaking robotics ride system, fused with elaborate filmed action sequences and immersive visceral effects.  Sporting Quidditch-inspired 3D goggles, guests will venture through journeys experienced by Harry and his friends, spiraling and pivoting 360-degrees along an elevated ride track on a whirlwind adventure of a lifetime.

At Universal Studios Hollywood, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” will make its U.S. debut as a dynamic 3D-HD adventure designed to further immerse guests in an already captivating storyline.

Also within “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” the enchanting family coaster, Flight of the Hippogriff will debut as Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor coaster.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will resonate with immense detail, inviting guests to revel in Harry Potter’s epicurean world with the opportunity to enjoy authentic food and beverage at multiple locations, including: Three Broomsticks™ and Hog’s Head pub, as well the Magic Neep and Butterbeer™ carts.

A foray through the shops will add to the authenticity of the land with eight retail shops and locations, including Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods™.

As excitement builds for the Spring 2016 arrival of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” in-park guests at Universal Studios Hollywood are able to experience and purchase authentic merchandise, including wands, robes and other collectibles from “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” available within the Features Presentation shop, located just inside Universal Studios Hollywood’s main entry.

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