From ancient times to the founding of Israel in 1948 to the present day, people from all over the world have been drawn to the Dead Sea and its mystic shores. The area has fascinating historic ties to the Bible going for it while the healing water is rich in magnesium (believed to improve circulation and skin hydration while reducing inflammation and alleviating arthritis), sulfur and other minerals. There’s also the simple pleasure of effortlessly floating around and taking in the otherworldly scenery.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Thanks to the recent launches of several food tours and markets, the land of “milk and honey” just got a bit more diverse and flavorful. “Old city” markets are as appealing as ever, but the new offerings allow visitors to delve into neighborhoods and foods that easily broaden the scope of Israel’s food scene.
It turns out “Halo” is much more than a Beyonce song — the word for “salt” in Greek is getting as much buzz in the spa-trend world as a certain Supreme Court nominee on Twitter. Salt cave spas turn down the lights and turn on the detoxification rituals, in many cases plunging participants into a darkened environment with man-made stalactites, reclining chairs and inhalation of Himalayan and Dead Sea particles.
Luxury travel network Virtuoso examined more than $40.7 billion in travel transactions to discover the hottest destinations for this year’s fall and holiday travel. Do your family’s upcoming travel plans make the list?
A family of avid travelers and picky eaters seems like an unlikely pair, but, rest assured, the world is a big place boasting plenty of options. Carting around your vegetarians, vegans and pescatarians can be easily done, you just have to know where to look and how to communicate your needs.