The most comprehensive guidebook to the Holy Land from an authoritative voice in travel and the region. This new title from avid traveler Tim Tranchilla marks the launch of an innovative-format guide designed to deliver in-destination, you-focused experiences. Israel, Jordan, Palestine and the Egyptian Sinai are covered, with a unique system ranking sights and presenting them in multiple formats according to interest and region, to help you plan a trip in the sort of detail that might normally be left to a travel agent - at a fraction of the cost. Around 100 unique and interesting itineraries are included, along with a new itinerary-planning tool - The Itinerator - to help you create more from scratch. There are also more than two dozen walking tours, with information on stops, maps and suggested routes. Sights are categorized into a range of 15 themes, helping you to identify easily those of most interest, and extensive information on local food, wine, beaches, bars and shopping is also included. You won't want to miss: - Jerusalem, the most interesting historical place on earth - Tel Aviv, a vacation paradise for foodies, beach goers, and late night revelry - Petra, the stunning and mysterious "lost" city in the desert - The Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth with buoyant, healing waters - Bethlehem, Nazareth, and the Sea of Galilee, all important religious sites in the Christian faith With lots of pre-departure planning tips, localized driving and city tours and thoroughly researched information on what to eat and drink, where to shop and go out, how to navigate the many beaches, and where to get off the beaten track, this unique guide is crafted with all the attention needed to help you have the trip of a lifetime. Get your copy and start planning your own bucket-list trip today.
About the Author
Avid traveler Tim Tranchilla has worked as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State for over a decade and spent three years living in Tel Aviv on assignment, during which he visited every nook and cranny of the country and much of the region. A graduate in International Studies from Boston College, for his degree he focused on the Middle East and peace and conflict studies. He also completed an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing at the New School in New York City. He has lived in Mexico, India, Egypt, South Africa and all over the United States and has visited more than 60 countries. He currently lives with his partner in Auckland, New Zealand.