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Wednesday, 26 June 2019 03:00

7 Best East Coast Getaways

In today’s blog, we are taking you to the east coast, and showing you some of the best places to travel to during the summer. Whether you’re in the mood to take a solo trip, or a family vacation we have a destination that will make everyone happy. Rubinsohn Travel has found the perfect summer getaways.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 

Rehoboth Beach is a great place for a family vacation. There are many attractions to go and see. The north boardwalk is a family paradise! The kids will never be bored because of the countless amusement rides, and carnival-style food. During the summer months, there are free concerts, and wineries (for parents). If you are looking to escape the boardwalk then visit Funland. It is a day-long carnival with rides for children of all ages. Rehoboth Beach is also known for having great shops and restaurants, such as, Penny Lane Mall. These shops are nestled in a quaint European inspired, open-air mall setting. There is a diverse selection of shops ensuring that the whole family’s shopping needs are satisfied. 

Block Island, Rhode Island

Block Island is just south of mainland Rhode Island. At Rocky Beach tourists can merely relax or if you’re feeling adventurous, snorkeling and sailing is also offered. Also located on the island is Southeast lighthouse, built in 1873. This lighthouse was made a historical landmark in 1997, marking it as one of the most architecturally sophisticated lighthouses built in the 19th century. 

There is also a walking festival and a music festival during the summer. Visitors can stroll through the art galleries and the wineries. Block Island also offers horseback riding.

St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States. There are two beaches to go to in St. Augustine, which are St. Augustine beach and Crescent Beach. Both beaches offer surf lessons at the Surf Station. If you are not someone who wants to ride the waves, throughout many parts of the old town there are bike rentals and trolley tours to discover all the historical sites of St. Augustine. For the history buffs, stay at the edge of St. Augustine’s historic district. Walk to the sightseeing train station and hop aboard for a bell-ringer tour.

Cape May, New Jersey

Traveling to Cape May for a vacation or just a day trip? There are plenty of fun activities that you and the rest of the family can enjoy! Just minutes away is the Wildwood boardwalk, featuring, Morey’s Pier and beachfront water parks. So, if it’s a hot day and you’re looking to cool down, this is the perfect place. During the summertime, Wildwood boardwalk has Friday night fireworks that can be seen from Cape May. This is a perfect way to end a fun filled day at the beach with your loved ones. 

For parents that are looking for a night out from the kids, the dining options are plentiful. Award winning Beach Creek Oyster Bar and Grille has nightly entertainment situated on a waterfront deck under the stars. 

Provincetown, Massachusetts 

Provincetown is at the northern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The seaside town is the site of the Mayflower’s landing in 1620. Today, many visitors visit Provincetown, for the beaches and mild climate. The two most popular beaches are Herring Cove Beach and Race Point Beach where visitors can watch surfers catch a wave. After a long day at the beach, a classic “P-town” lunch spot is, Canteen. Choose from classics like lobster rolls and barbecued pulled-pork sandwiches, or innovations like cod bahn mi and shrimp sliders, Canteen has it all. 

The Hamptons, New York

The beach to go to when visiting The Hamptons is Cooper Beach. Cooper Beach in Southampton embodies all things Hamptons, from the pristine quiet beaches, to celebrity sightings. For many years, this beach has been ranked one of the top 10 beaches in the country where you can sit, relax, and let all your worries get washed away. If you’re not a beach bum, there are amazing vineyards surrounds many parts of the Hamptons. One of the most popular wineries is Wolffer Estate and it is truly magical!

Kennebunkport, Maine

You may not have heard of Kennebunkport, but it is a gorgeous place to visit. There are two beaches to see when you travel. Goose Rocks beach and Arundel beach are beautiful. Goose Rocks beach is secluded, and the water is a pale turquoise blue. Arundel beach is dog friendly with rocky cliffs.  Kennebunkport also offers lobster fishing, concerts in the park and a biking tour around the area. 


Book with Rubinsohn Travel, and let us take you to the best east coast getaway. Call us today to discuss these seven incredible destinations, and make this summer one to remember!

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 03:00

When in Israel

Machane Yehuda Market:

When you’re in Israel there are so many markets to visit.  The Machane Yehuda market is one of the many markets you must visit. The market known as “The Shuk,” has a variety of stands throughout. One stand in particular to visit is the iconic candy stand that everyone goes crazy for because of all of the sweets that they have in one place. This stand is always crowded, but it is worth the wait.  The other stands at the market include fresh fruit, jewelry, and different gift shops. A must try restaurant at the Machane Yehuda market is Pasta Basta. Pasta Basta has incredible homemade pasta, and sauce that is to die for.

Dead Sea:

The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth and it is an amazing experience.  At the Dead Sea, there is a spa where you can purchase mud, and other products. The mud is an important role when going to the Dead Sea.  You take the mud and rub it on your body. After the mud, you go into the Dead Sea and float It is pure salt water. Heads up: wear water shoes and, do not get the water in your eyes, or mouth because it will sting. After cooling off in the Dead Sea, you can check out the bars and restaurants surrounding the area on the beach.

Tel Aviv:

The most popular place in Israel is Tel Aviv.  If you are looking for more of a city, Tel Aviv is the place you want to be.  Tel Aviv has great nightlife, a beach, and a cool market. The Tel Aviv beach is a great family beach, but you can also relax.  After relaxing by the Mediterranean Sea, you can get a bite to eat at the Carmel Market or a restaurant on the beach. The Carmel Market is similar to Mechane Yehuda market, except this one has more food options. There is a famous club in Tel Aviv named Shalvata which is an outside bar that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.

Eilat:

Eilat is a beautiful resort in Israel where you can do the most amazing things.  In Eilat, you can rent anything from a banana boat to a yacht for the day. When out in the sea, you can also go rafting and water tubing. In Eilat, they have an underwater observatory, or you can snorkel with dolphins.  Another fun thing you can do is a Jeep tour around the beautiful island. Israel is known for having the best gelato, so while exploring Eilat, get a delicious scoop of gelato.

Ride Camels in the Negev Desert:

If you are an adventurous person, then you should most definitely ride a camel.  The whole experience is surreal and something you would never forget. The Negev desert allows you to take a ride on a friendly camel through the desert.  You can even do the full experience which is sleep in a bedouin tent, and have the bedouin people teach you about their culture. Wake up early sunrise and ride a camel while the sun is coming up, it is beautiful.   

If you want to book your next trip to Israel contact Rubinsohn Travel Today!

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If you haven’t started planning your summer getaway, Rubinsohn Travel has selected our favorite destinations for your summer travel. Whether you are looking to soak up the sun on the beaches of Miami, Florida or hike through the beautiful mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado, we have it all listed here. So, check out this week’s blog on our four favorite last minute vacation destinations that will heat up your summer!

Miami, Florida

Miami continues to be one of Florida’s most popular destinations year after year. Typically, travelers visit Miami during the winter months because of its beautiful year-round sunshine. However, it is really a year-round hotspot. For the foodie, Miami is known for its diverse cuisine on every block. Within the last 10 years, Miami has exploded with cutting-edge eateries and family-style restaurants all around the city. Visit, Cibo, a local gem tucked away in South Beach or if you are interested in experiencing a lively dining experience, Swan, is a celebrity hotspot on the weekends.

So, stop thinking about Miami as a winter destination, book in June, July, or August and you are guaranteed to experience a more authentic Miami that is not overcrowded with tourists. Although it is hurricane season from May to November, you will most likely be met with sunshine, cold drinks, and unforgettable memories. Whether you are attending a weekly farmers market on the beaches of South Beach or enjoying drinks poolside, booking a last minute trip to Miami will be worth it.

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New Orleans

New Orleans is known for its rich culture and unusual traditions that travelers tend to visit during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. However, visiting during the summer can be the secret to beating crowds filled with tourists. Going to summer festivals like Nola’s Downtown Music and Arts Festival or attending the Krewe of Nyx Summer Parade can immerse you into New Orlean’s culture and make you feel like a local. If you want to cool down and booze up, have brunch on the water by taking a scenic ride with Steamboat Natchez. What else is New Orleans known for? Oh right, having some of the world’s BEST beignets. Take a stroll through the city to visit New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Co., Cafe Du Monde, and Cafe Beignet for the best fresh and light pastries around. Whether you are eating, drinking, or dancing, visiting New Orleans is an experience like no other.

Breckenridge, Colorado

While Colorado is known for snowy mountains and great skiing, the Centennial State can also be great for a last minute trip in the summer too. Bringing the kids can be awesome because of the allure of the ultimate family summer vacation: hiking down a mountain path, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and enjoying nature under the open starry skies of Colorado. Or, take a kids-free trip to enjoy Colorado’s Irish Festival or attend the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival for the perfect brew. Either way, a trip to Colorado would be worth it. Visiting Colorado for its cuisine may not be what you would typically think to travel there for, but Colorado is home to some of the best dishes around. Try Tag Restaurant, known for its diverse plates or try My Brother’s Bar, a Colorado staple for over 40 years.

Stone Harbor, New Jersey

What is more classic to a Pennsylvanian than a vacation to the Jersey Shore? Known as “the seashore at its best,” Stone Harbor is one of the shore’s most popular and luxurious destinations with the recent development of hotels, restaurants, and outdoor fun. Visit Stone Harbor this summer for some of the best 4th of July festivities the shore has to offer: beautiful beaches, fireworks by the sea, and delicious treats at Springer’s Homemade Ice Cream. Having an authentic Italian dinner while looking at the open water is an essential part of every shore trip. Visit Ristorante Luciano for a delicious homemade meal that mixes fresh seafood with Italian components. Want to do something exciting? Watch boats race at the Festival of Lights: Boat Parade at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor this August.

So, are you ready to book the perfect last minute vacation with Rubinsohn Travel for an unbelievable getaway? Call today at (215) 886-5200 so we can get you on the trip of a lifetime that you didn’t even realize you needed until now.

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Hello everyone, my name is Shelley and I have been working for Rubinsohn Travel for 21 wonderful years! Recently, I was interviewed about my experience as a travel agent and wanted to share.

To start, can you give me just a brief background, tell me a little bit about yourself, your position at Rubinsohn Travel and why you got involved in the travel business?

I caught the travel bug as a child when my family took a holiday vacation to Freeport, Bahamas. This vacation was a long time ago, in November 1963! As a child, seeing the blue ocean and sandy beaches, I knew that I wanted a career in the travel business. I grew up on Long Island and I eventually met my husband in Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, we were both attending college.

Have you always traveled, even when you were young or was it something that became more prominent as you were an adult?

I started in the travel business 28 years ago with Travel Etc. in Lafayette Hill, P.A. During my time at this company, they merged with United Travel in Jenkintown, P.A. After the merge, I worked there until 1998. This was a wonderful position but, my journey truly began when United Travel merged with Rubinsohn Travel. Currently, I have been with this company for 21 years. In the spring of 2018, I was promoted to Manager of Rubinsohn Travel!

What are your top two or three favorite trips you’ve gone on and what was the highlight part of each?

My favorite vacation was a recent River Cruise on The Mekong to Cambodia and Vietnam. Having the opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle was something that I will always remember. Among some of my favorite memories were visiting the temples, feeding the Monks and seeing the lifestyle in both countries was fascinating.

Another memorable trip was flying into Zurich, Switzerland and seeing the beautiful countryside. While in Switzerland, we took a must see train ride through the Swiss Alps. During this excursion, we felt like we were on set of a James Bond movie.

What is your biggest travel goal you have yet to reach? Where is your next travel destination?   

I have had a lot of wonderful travel experiences in my lifetime but there are still many sites to see around the world. If I had to choose two top places on my bucket list I would say an African Safari, and a Galapagos Island cruise.

Do you have any travel tips for new travelers looking for a new adventure. If so, what are they and how have you avoided “bad” travel experiences?

My number one travel trip is to be sure to take out travel insurance. The insurance will cover medical emergencies, any lost or delayed luggage, trip delays and missed connections. It is important to be prepared for the unexpected, especially when traveling to a foreign country.

Also, you should pack at least one day of clothing in your carry on. There is always a chance that your bags are lost or even delayed. So, it is essential to be prepared and have extra clothing.

Below are a collection of some of my pictures from a sailing trip through NYC and some sights from Cambodia and Vietnam:

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