I was fortunate to go with friends to Israel in March 2012. One of the friends made contact with Jen and when we arrived at Ben Gurion we were greeted by one of our hosts, Jennifer. IMMEDIATELY it was like we were with family!
Wonderful beds. Great company with their Israeli friends. Quadding in the Galilee area. Visits to historic places like Akko (Acre), the Golan's Ben Avital, Katzrin, Yerushalayim, Nimrod's fortress, the Yarden River, shopping in Rosh Pinah at the shuq. And the food! Good Lawd! Benji has friends that grill like no others! When you go, ask when Dvir is coming over!
Then, we went on excursions on our own. The amphitheatre and ruins at Beit She'an...unforgettable especially if you sing AND you get the golf cart! (Yes,there's a story there!) Then we trekked down to the Salt Sea and took a dip/float in the sea. We were able to see and take pictures from the entrance halfway up the hill at Matsadah and saw were the form of a destroyed city (whose name is written in the dust) still remained.
This trip was so full of good times had by not just us but with our hosts. We were all definitely apart of the entire family by the trip's end.
Bring your excitement. Bring your heart. Bring your camera and an appetite. And fall in LOVE with EVERYTHING Israel will offer you.
I cannot imagine a better way to experience the Galilee in Israel. Benji and Jenny are smart and talented, warm and friendly, and they are the perfect couple to be hosting travelers! Their home is both comfortable and appealing to the eye. The setting offers something for everyone... right down to the horse in the backyard, the family pets, and meeting the extended family and friends!
Lively conversations about everything from home construction and gardening to real estate and religion are a highlight. They are so knowledgeable about the area, it's history, issues, resources, etc. Yet, we were also totally comfortable staying home, sitting around the table, sipping coffee, and reading a book.
They aim to please - and seem to shift their focus of options as they learn more about their guests.
The food was awesome. The home was comfortable and welcoming. My room was clean, bright, and cheerful... a great place to relax... with all the extra touches to make be know I was in a home... not a motel. The company was the absolute BEST! And, the entire experience will stay with me for a lifetime.
I could not recommend any place more highly... and I hope to go back one day!
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