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The 4 Best Cruises From NYC
The Big Apple is always a good idea, but little do you know it is a great jumping off point for vacations, big or small. New York City has endless travel options from subways to buses, but many people are unaware of its thriving cruise industry. So, this week’s blog will feature the Rubinsohn Travel top picks for the coolest cruises from New York City and beyond!
New York to Southampton, England, 7 nights
Ship: Queen Mary 2
Price: Starting $909/ person for sailing beginning January 2020
Why we love it: The transatlantic journey begins in New York City, and lands in Southampton, England. Days 2-7 guests will be at Sea, but there is never a shortage of fun and food. Relax with performances of Shakespeare, mini soufflé sandwiches, and daily afternoon tea to get visitors in an English state of mind. Once visitors arrive in Southampton, the days will be filled with visiting historic landmarks such as Royal Windsor Castle or Prehistoric Stonehenge.
New York to Quebec, Canada, 7 nights
Ship: Queen Mary 2
Price: Starting from $649/person for the sailing leaving Sept. 1, 2019
Why we love it: This cruise is the perfect opportunity to get a taste of the remote calm waters of Canada. Sail from New York City, to Bar Harbor in Maine, and Canada’s Corner Brook and Sept Îles, en route to Quebec. When you arrive in the French-speaking province of Quebec, it will feel like you’ve touched down in France without the jet lag.
New York to Bermuda and the West Indies, 15 days
Ship: Viking Sea, Viking Sun, or Viking Star
Price: Starting from $3,499/person
Why we love it: This cruise lets guests visit seven countries in 15 days! Sail over the crystal blue waters of Bermuda while you sip on a fruity cocktail along the sandy beaches. Then take a dip in the waters of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, and taste the authentic Puerto Rican foods in San Juan. This once in a lifetime adventure gives travelers the freedom to sip and sail on this unforgettable tropical cruise.
New York to Rome, 15 days
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Price: Starting from $1,099/person
Why we love it: Sit back and relax at sea for five days as you travel through Portuguese Azores islands on this 10-stop cruise. Guests will enjoy homemade Italian cuisine, an untouchable selection of fine Italian wines, feast on fresh fish before arriving in Lisbon, Portugal, before arriving in Italy.
So, if you’re ready to get cruisin’ call Rubinsohn Travel today to start sailing your next dream destinations.
4 Off-The-Beaten-Path Destinations to visit NOW
We think it’s time for you to switch up your travel plans! Sure, the Jersey Shore might be a nice quick getaway, but after your fifth visit it might be time to change it up. In this week’s blog we will be giving you a tour around the world of our must-see destinations that you might have forgotten about. From the beautiful shores of the Andaman Islands to the picturesque sites of Greenland, these off-the-grid are guaranteed to blow you away.
This picture could convince anyone to want to run their toes through Andamans’ pristine beaches. Vibrant coral reefs, sugar soft sand and lush jungles, is what attracts people most to the island. The Andamans, are a family of 300 inlets situated in between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. In February, the first ever 5-star hotel was constructed on the island: the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans. The resort is comprised of 72 beachfront villas designed to reflect the ancient tribal culture on the islands. Visitors can spend their days lounging poolside by the 164-foot infinity edge pool or indulging in one of the three luxury seafood restaurants on property. Within the last year the Andaman Islands have grown in popularity, making visitors call it, “the new Maldives.”
Andorra is Europe’s best-kept secret, situated between Spain and France. The tiny country is only 180-square-miles but is known for fantastic ski resorts. In the summer, visitors can enjoy horseback riding through the alpine meadows or skiing during the winter months at Vallnord. After a long day of adventure, Caldea is the perfect place to wind down. Caldea is a spa resort in Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra, that is home to Europe’s largest spa. Its revolutionary thermal spring leisure concept and spectacular facilities create the perfect combination of fun and stress-free environment.
Greenland has been left undiscovered by many people purely because it has been overshadowed by the recent influx of tourism in Iceland. In fact, the country has been left so untouched, almost 80 percent of Greenland is covered with ice caps. However that does not mean that Greenland is not packed with tons of fun activities. One of the most popular is dog sledding and sea kayaking. Signing up for a tour, however, is the best way to explore the wonders of Greenland. The organized tours can feature anything from a whale-watching expedition to a helicopter ride over the ice caps. Visit between September and April to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights right before your eyes!
When most people think about Australia their first thought is Sydney or Melbourne, but Tasmania is a diamond in the rough. The country is an isolated island located directly off of the Southern Coast of Australia. This destination is known for the incredible wildlife, rolling vineyards and beautiful coastlines. So, the best way to discover the island is to just get outside and explore! Whether you are a nature lover or just looking to kick-back and relax on the enchanting island of Tasmania, this is the perfect place for you. We know the 26-hour flight sounds daunting but we promise it is worth every second!
If you are looking to get off the grid and discover our must-see destinations. Call Rubinsohn Travel today!
Top 5 Hotels with Spooky Halloween Events
Boo! Are you scared? It’s time to talk all things Halloween. In this week’s blog, we are featuring the must-see haunted hotels for this Halloween season. So, if you’re ready to get scared, start planning your trip today with the travel experts, Rubinsohn Travel.
The Stanley– Hotel Estes Park, Colorado
If you like to be scared on Halloween, then this is the place for you. The Stanley Hotel is known as the most haunted hotel in the nation and was the inspiration behind Stephen King’s, “The Shining.” The Stanley opened in 1904 and has haunted activities, along with its own resident psychic, Madame Vera. The hotel hosts a variety of events throughout October, including the Boo Bash, Masquerade Party, and The Shining Ball. All of these events have live music and costumes. The Stanley also hosts a RedRum Mystery Dinner, where there is a theatrical presentation of a murder mystery, accompanied by a four-course meal.
The Hay-Adams Washington, District of Columbia
The Hay-Adams hotel lets their guests stay over Halloween night in a ghoulishly decorated room which they have renamed the Transylvanian Suite, overlooking Lafayette Park. A spooky butler will escort the guests to the room, where inside they will find cobwebs, skulls, spiderwebs, and skeletons, along with a collection of horror films to watch late at night. The package includes cocktails for two and a three-course meal dinner paired with wines followed by a spidery-inspired dessert! In the morning, enjoy breakfast in bed with a “Bloody Scary” to wash it all down.
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, New York
The Mohonk Mountain House has something for everyone this Halloween. You can take a stroll through the on-site haunted house, which is themed around childhood memories such as, “Things that go bump in the night,” or see if you can solve a puzzle to work your way out of the Escape Room: “The Missing Blueprints.” Kids are welcome to trick-or-treat around the Mountain House and check out some creepy creatures, such as tarantulas, snakes, and scorpions. Oh my! Adults can dress up for the Gala Halloween Costume Ball with a costume contest.
Woodloch Resort Hawley, Pennsylvania
For thrills and chills, Woodloch Resort has some scares in store. There is a haunted hayride that is sure to scare the guests while riding on a truck-pulled wagon along the resort’s nature trail. Winding through beautiful fall foliage and elaborate sets, with live actors, special effects, and music, you will be taken straight to the spirit of Autumn. Woodloch also has spirited Family Olympics, a seasonal take on the Olympics, along with pumpkin painting and trick-or-treating, as well as the party in the resort’s nightclub to entertain the adults.
Great Wolf Lodge Resorts
Halloween is the best time to visit any of the Great Wolf Lodge Resorts all around the U.S. The resort chain goes all out for this holiday, hosting its annual Howl-O-Ween celebration throughout October. There is a costume parade for the kids with Great Wolf Lodge mascots Wiley and Violet, pumpkin painting, crafting and a monster themed dance party at the end of the night, followed by some spooky bedtime stories. The Halloween decor includes giant balloon creations of spiders, dragons, skeletons, and more inside the grand lobby, as well as festively decorated Howl-O-Ween houses for trick-or-treaters to collect goodies.
Hidden Gems of Charleston, South Carolina
The secret is out…Charleston, South Carolina is our hotspot of the month! This destination is known for award-winning cuisine, deep-rooted history and scenic beaches. What is lesser known is the unique restaurants and nightlife of the Lowcountry. To help you explore the beauty and culture that Charleston has to offer, we have compiled a list of our favorite spots— some known, some lesser-known. Whether you are a local or a first time visitor, Rubinsohn Travel knows the spots.
Hidden on the corner of East Bay Street, Minero combines traditional Mexican cuisine and southern charm in a fun and lively environment. The casual eatery is tucked on the second floor of a restored building in the Historic District of Charleston. The 1,000-square-foot restaurant creates an intimate dining experience filled with infused tequila blends and handmade tortillas. By using a traditional nixtamalization process to make fresh tortillas every day, Minero grinds the corn in house, which results in a truly authentic corn tortilla for guests.
Henry’s On the Market:
Henry’s is centrally located in the Historic city market of Charleston. Established in 1932, Henry’s is the oldest continuous restaurant in Charleston, but what is hidden from most visitors is, the lively nighttime scene for visitors after 10:00 p.m. When guests first enter Henry’s it appears to be an old fashioned sports bar but very few people venture up to the four additional stories of the building. Starting on the second floor, is a swanky jazz club with an all leather bar and cozy booths. If this is not your scene, keep climbing to the next floor and visitors will see a hopping two-story nightclub featuring three bars, two dance floors and an open air patio but that is not all. On the fourth floor, the restaurant opens up to a large rooftop where visitors can relax under the stars of the Lowcountry.
Do you believe in ghosts? Well, if you do then Poogan’s Porch will satisfy your fancy. The Victorian home built in 1888 was formerly owned by a family who lived in Charleston for over 50 years. Poogan’s Porch which is located on a predominately residential street, was named after the former owners dog, Poogan, who was left on the front porch of the house after the owners left in a haste. The new owners wondered why they left such a sweet dog, but ended up naming the restaurant after him. When Poogan passed away employees claimed that his spirits still lurked around the restaurants along with other energies.
However, for visitors, the southern classic cuisine is the main attraction. Whether it’s shrimp and grits, country fried chicken or a daily local seafood selection, guests will never be disappointed with an unforgettable meal at Poogan’s Porch.
Don’t judge a book by its cover because Dave’s Seafood is big on flavor. Throughout its many years of business Dave has mastered the skill of perfectly frying all types of fresh seafood. He is known for his light batter that crisps to perfection, while keeping the quality of the seafood. So, if you’re looking to experience some soul-food staples then pick up Dave’s on your next stroll through Charleston.
The Shelter Kitchen + Bar
For visitors who want to explore beyond downtown Charleston they should visit Shelter Kitchen. The restaurant is conveniently located directly over the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant. Shelter has a reputation for outstanding locally sourced food, amazing brunch and a lively daytime scene. The family-friendly establishment was opened in 2012 and has been a hit around the small town ever since. Throughout the week, visitors are encouraged to bring their dogs to dine on the deck while overlooking the scenic waterways of Shem Creek. This hidden gem is a hotspot for locals looking to escape the rush of downtown.
If you want to explore the historic cobblestone streets of Charleston, call Rubinsohn Travel to book an unforgettable experience.
6 Best Bars to Visit in Toronto
With summer in full swing, our Canadian neighbors to the North are taking to the bars! They are experiencing an exciting nightlife with a thirst the Great Lakes can’t even quench. In this week’s blog, we are featuring the hotspots in Toronto where the locals can get their drink on, day or night! Now, you can too. Rubinsohn Travel has hand-picked the best spots for you to join them.
The Porch is a local favorite and one of the more bustling bars on the list. It will make a great first start on your nightlife journey here in Toronto. Being a rooftop bar, located right in the city’s entertainment district, it offers an unmatched view of the city. People come for the ice-cold beer and refreshing margaritas that are uniquely served in buckets, but stay for the view! If you like getting an early start on the day, The Porch is brunch-goer friendly! We suggest The Porch Breakfast spread; the go-to choice for many locals. No matter if you are going on a sunny day or a warm summer night, you will always find good times and good vibes here!
With their walls covered in graffiti, Sneaky Dee’s offers a unique environment for their patrons. This is a perfect spot for the low-key bar hopper. This place is known for their cheap eats and insanely delicious nachos—no seriously, the nachos are that noteworthy, ask any local! Their food is traditional Tex-Mex cuisine, the perfect blend of Texan and Mexican inspiration. Despite being miles away from either region, Sneaky Dee’s hits it out of the park! From their fajitas to their quesadillas, you can’t go wrong. All of their ingredients are locally sourced, except for their avocados and tomatoes, giving you a true taste of the city. For the music buffs, many of Toronto’s respected indie bands got their start here. Stop in, and you might see the city’s next big talent performing.
Looking for a more upscale Toronto bar experience? Look no further than the luxurious Lavelle. The second rooftop bar on the list offers true decadence in food, atmosphere, and drink! Cocktails, like the Bad & Boujee and Violet Vibe, will get you in the mood for one of their Wagyu Meat Burgers with garlic aioli fries. The upscale experience doesn’t stop there, because when you are done with your drinks and top-notch bar food, you can head to their pool. Yup, that’s right!—because what rooftop bar would be complete without a rooftop pool??? They invite you to escape the city heat by relaxing poolside, or in a private cabana, sipping cocktails . Lavelle will make you feel a part of Toronto’s elite, a must visit for any bar-goers with a taste for the finer things!
Head to Chinatown to find a bar that feels like home. At Farside, if you aren’t taking a seat at the bartop, you’ll be sitting in what feels like your dad’s favorite armchair. Their zany, mismatched, furniture is found all over their lounge areas. Frequent patrons to the bar enjoy calling it “the home away from home.” If you are traveling solo, or with a group of people, they got something here for you. Into cheap domestic beer? Check! Wanna try some rare Ontario ciders or IPAs? They got it! Enjoy the novelty shot scene? They offer some of the best! Everyone will be able to find their drink of choice here. Farside plans a multitude of events, and entertainment, throughout each month, for its patrons to attend. Movie, game, or trivia nights, they got it all covered. This living-room style bar is perfect for a night of drinking and lounging!
For all the wine lovers out there, any Toronto native will send you straight to Grey Gardens. The place itself is a restaurant that is well known for its Wine Bar. If you think yourself a wine connoisseur, then this place comes highly recommended. They do have a small beer and cider list, but if you want to seem like a true Toronto insider, ask for their secret sake menu! Wine and sake aside, this place has an intoxicating atmosphere. Everyone in Grey Gardens, from the staff to the patrons, are among the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Don’t be surprised if you walk out of there with some new friends!
Okay, so it’s time you’re let in on a little secret. Make your way to Marben Restaurant, on Wellington Street West. Enter, then in between the restaurant’s bar and its kitchen, there is a narrow hallway that leads to a velvet curtain. Behind that curtain is a stairwell that leads down to one of Toronto’s hidden bar-gems, The Cloak. Shhh! Only a handful of Toronto natives know, now you do too! Why not join them? If you are a seeker of hidden/secret bars, add this one to your list. Located below Marben Restaurant, this speakeasy-style bar serves out of this world cocktails, and the finest scotch in town!
Hurry! These bars aren’t going to visit themselves. Toronto is waiting for you! Book with Rubinsohn Travel today!
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 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!
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
Heating Up: Four Last Minute Trips You Could Book This Summer
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 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.
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.
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.
World Heritage Cities to Add to your Bucket List
The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Galapagos Islands, Jerusalem, and more are all a part of our World Heritage Sites list. These ancient destinations have withstood the test of time and Rubinsohn Travel thinks that they deserve a spot on your bucket list!
The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The pyramids were built during a time when Egypt was considered one of the wealthiest and most powerful civilizations in the world. Their massive scale reflects the significant role that the pharaoh, or king, played in ancient Egyptian society. More than 4,000 years later, the pyramids continue to be a majestic destination for travelers around the world, while also providing a glimpse into the past.
Travelers can choose between staying in the city of Cairo, which is about an hour from the pyramids of Giza or choose to stay directly in front of the pyramids at one of the few hotels. At the pyramid, visitors are able to go directly inside or can opt to explore the architecture outside with a camel ride.
The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, offers diverse wildlife and landscapes that aren’t found anywhere else in the world. Between 3 and 5 million years ago, the islands were formed by a volcanic eruption, forming a chain of 19 islands. Still to this day, the volcanoes are active and eruptions can be seen throughout many parts of the Galapagos. Today, over 230,000 people visit the animals and landscapes of the island every year. For travelers, surprisingly, there are many accommodation options. If visitors choose to be land-based there are many hotel options on San Cristóbal Island, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela and Floreana islands. For a more luxurious stay, visitors also have the option of staying on board a ship for the duration of their stay, which allows for island-hopping.
Salzburg is famously the homeland of Mozart, making it one of the most famous World Heritage cities. Throughout the last 250 years the city has kept its original charm with ancient buildings and beautiful architecture. If you are a Sound of Music fan, the film was shot in the streets of Old Town, where Baroque architecture meets enchanting gardens. While visiting, visitors can take a tour of the 11-century Hohensalzburg fortress that sits on top of the hill, or explore one of the many monuments and palaces.
No city in the world compares to Jerusalem, not only is it historically one of the oldest in the world but it is the center of some of the most widely known religions— Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Annually, visitors flock from around the world to worship the religious memorials, monuments and its souqs, from the Temple Mount to the Western Wall. When venturing around the city, the glorious sound of church bells is ever present. Amidst Jerusalem’s holy sites, rich history and ancient streets, there is a vibrant nightlife and extraordinary cuisine for every type of traveler.
So if you’re a history junky like we are at Rubinsohn Travel, these destinations will surely satisfy your travel dreams. Whether you want to stroll through the cobblestone streets of Salzburg or tour the religious monuments of Jerusalem, we can make it happen!
The World’s greatest cities for food
In this week’s blog, we are taking you around the world to show you some of the best food cities you must travel to in 2019. Taking a trip is always an adventure but if you’re a foodie like us, then you understand that food can be an exhilarating adventure too. No matter where you travel, you are going to eat, and Rubinsohn Travel wants to make sure you’re eating the best! So, let your taste buds run wild and check out our bucket-list worthy cities.
When it comes to globally recognized food, one city is honored for their quality cuisine. The Japanese capital boasts more than 226 Michelin star restaurants and every loyal foodie knows that Michelin star restaurants are the best in the world. Tokyo is much more than sushi rolls and gyoza, the dining options are extremely diverse throughout the city. One of the most recognized restaurants is, Ginza Kojyu, which mixes traditional Japanese cuisine with creative seasonal delights. Located on the fourth floor of an office building Ginza Kojyu appears to be in an unlikely location but once visitors enter, they will be captivated by a Zen-like dining experience.
New York, New York
Just a quick train ride away from Philadelphia, New York City is always featuring innovative cuisine. More than eight million people call New York City home and the diverse food market reflects just that. It is easy to get overwhelmed in the Big Apple, from mom and pop shops to upscale dining there will never be a shortage of options. The list of must-try restaurants is always changing, but if you plan your reservations in advance, Eleven at Madison Square Park, Scarpetta and Le Bernadin will satisfy your food fancy. When the weather warms up, NYC boasts many rooftop bars, such as, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which features picturesque skyline views of the city.
Tel Aviv, Israel
For foodies like us, Tel Aviv is an overwhelming paradise of medditerrian restaurants and has built itself a reputation as a leading center for gourmet cuisine. As Tel Aviv is located on the beach, the city has many ocean-fresh seafood restaurants that mix traditional with contemporary. Located right along the coast, Shila, is an upscale family-run restaurant that serves locally sourced meats and seafood. Celebrity chef, Sharon Cohen, has created a full menu of unique cuisine that has visitors flocking. Tel Aviv is quickly becoming one of the most exciting dining scenes throughout Israel and the world.
The land of pizza. Count us in! Pizza was first invented in Naples and has become an iconic food staple around the world. So, why not try it in the most authentic place possible? The pizza here has a delicious thick crust opposed to thin and crispy Roman style. Although Naples is the birthplace of pizza, once you head to the south, pasta, olive oil and fish are featured in every menu. No matter where you are here, you will never complain about your meals in Naples.
So are you ready to travel the world and visit all of these must-eat destinations? Rubinsohn Travel is ready to start planning your next visit to indulge in delicious food.