In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man. — Ethics of the Fathers 2:5 I’ve always appreciated the above quote, taken from Pirkei Avot, a book from the Mishnah, full of useful proverbs to live by. And while I think a better translation of the word ish here might be Read More
Why You Should Hire a Tour Guide in Israel – Part 2
In Part 1 of this post, I highlighted two of my top five reasons you should hire a tour guide for your visit to Israel. I spoke about a tour guide’s ability to take you to places off the beaten track — places you would probably never have visited on your own, but which were Read More
Why You Should Hire a Tour Guide in Israel – Part 1
A lot of people travel all over the world and explore new places on their own, planning their trips with the help of guide books, websites and friends’ advice. So why should you hire a professional licensed tour guide for your trip to Israel? Certainly a tour guide is an expense that could bump your Read More
On the Licensing Exam – Part 4 – Good Preparation Tool
Way back in the first installment of this series, I promised that I would write a post about a specific study aid that I had come across and which I felt was an excellent tool. Actually, however, this post is about a whole suite of products that are available for sale from a small company Read More
On the Licensing Exam – Part 3 – How I’m Preparing
In this edition of this mini series of posts, I want to discuss a little bit about my strategy in preparing to take the Ministry of Tourism exam to become a licensed tour guide in Israel. Hopefully this will be helpful to others who are going through the course, which was always one of my Read More
On the Licensing Exam – Part 2 – What’s On It?
I’ve spoken many times about the licensing exams that we all need to pass before we can become licensed tour guides here in Israel. But I realized that I never have really discussed much about what is actually on the exams! So as part of this little series on my preparations for the exam, I Read More
Ever been to a trade show of any kind? Auto show, food industry convention, hotel and hospitality conference or energy industry gathering? Well, the International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) is a fairly standard example of this type of event. I say this only because I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect before I attended it Read More
What’s This All About?
I’m glad you asked! Or, if you didn’t, then allow me to put a few choice words into your mouth — in particular the above words. Although a bit of this information is already covered on the About page, I wanted to give a bit of an intro here, explaining why I am writing this Read More