Jerusalem, Israel
Friday in Israel is the best day of the week. The weekend is off to a start and there’s plenty of time to explore. This suggested itinerary will leave you feeling like a local.   If you're starting the day in Jerusalem, start your day early. It’s an amazing feeling to...
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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