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Traveling to Dubai with Israeli Passport Stamp & Kosher Options for Emirates Airlines / Dubai

Post by David B. I just came back from a trip to Thailand with a full day stopover in Dubai and I wanted to share some Dubai notes as people are clearly misinformed regarding Israeli stamps in passports / general access to […]

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9 Common Kosher Traveler Questions Answered

The following questions were tackled by OU’s Kashrut team (of 5 rabbis), and includes some of our notes within.   Q: Can one eat in an ice cream or yogurt store product that has been scooped from a container that bears […]

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11 Tips to Get Better Sleep While Flying

Recent research has concluded that there are definitive ways that we can take steps to sleep well on a plane.

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Israel Travel on a Budget: Keeping Kosher @ Israel’s Hostels

Submitted by: Ben Julius In recent years, Israel’s hostel scene has seen something of a renaissance. The big, characterless, youth hostels of the past have joined with an ever-growing collection of fun, friendly, and international-style hostels catered towards budget-independent travelers. From Jerusalem and Tel […]

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Change Your Flights to Israel at No Cost* Due to “Operation Protective Edge”

Wishing the safety and security of all of our brothers and sisters in Israel. El Al and other airlines flying to and from Israel are not halting their flights into and out of Ben Gurion due to Hamas’ rocket attacks […]

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Kosher Food Found @ YYZ (Toronto’s Pearson Airport)

A YTK reader found kosher sandwiches in Terminal 3 at Pearson Airport in Toronto yesterday. Grodzinski’s, a COR supervised bakery in Toronto, is supplying sandwiches with roast beef, pastrami, brisket, cream cheese, and tuna options. There is also a choice […]

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Kosher Travel Guide to Hawaii: Oahu, Maui, Kona, and more

By Alon @Asefovitz with additional contributions from @BethanyShondark Firstly, congratulations on making one of the best travel choices you will ever make by booking a trip to Hawaii. Whether you got an amazing deal through a glitch in the airlines […]

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New Kosher Bed & Breakfast in Lisbon, Portugal

Aside from the strong association with your high school Jewish history class, Portugal is a beautiful country, and now that there is a kosher bed & breakfast, kosher travelers can tour the country with ease. This kosher bed & breakfast […]

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Kosher Travel Meals: A Complete Guide of Options

Whether you are getting away for Yeshiva Break, escaping the next “polar vortex”, getting away for Pesach, or just taking a weekend getaway with your significant other, we wanted to help all the would be vacation-ers out by providing a […]

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Finally! A European Kosher Product Database

The Conference of European Rabbis recently launched an online database with a comprehensive list of all the kosher food products in Europe! This is the first time that all approved products have been brought together in one place, and the […]

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Review of “Delicious Israel” Tours in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Written by: Eric Heine  /   Edited by: Talia Rona Most people like to do big things for their milestone birthdays, and I am no different. This year, my only problem was coming up with a good enough idea. Those who […]

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Why All Travelers (and Urbanites) Should Download UBER to their iOS or Android Devices (updated)

UPDATE: Receive $20 credit for your first Uber ride if used by Jan 20th, 2014.  Sign up to Uber using this link.     The other night I attended the opening of a new kosher restaurant in NYC. As an invited guest on […]

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Free WiFi in Tel Aviv = Happy Tourists!

Tel Aviv is setting up 80 WiFi hot spots at local beaches, parks, and other tourist attractions around the city!  Ron Huldai, the mayor of Tel Aviv, stated that the city was a “leader in innovation” in this 21st century […]

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HOT DEAL: JFK to TLV for $684 Round Trip in Jan-Mar 2014!

We found fares going from JFK to Israel from mid January 2014 through the beginning of March 2014 for $684 round trip via Turkish Airlines with a stop-over in Istanbul (IST). Maybe people ask about the safety of flying via Turkey […]

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Ft. Lauderdale Airport (FLL) Offering Kosher Meals

Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, and award-winning Chef Allen Susser, will introduce the first kosher meal offerings at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) beginning Sept. 24. The pre-packaged turkey and tuna-salad sandwiches will be available at Chef Allen’s 2 Go restaurant located in […]

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TSA: OK to Travel with Lulav & Etrog; Expect a Thorough Inspection

From the JTA:  U.S. authorities released travel guidelines for Sukkot. “TSA’s screening procedures do not prohibit the carrying of the four plants used during Sukkot – a palm branch (lulav), myrtle twigs (hadasim), willow twigs (aravot), and a citron (etrog) […]

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Why You Should Get the Chase Freedom Card

CHASE FREEDOM SIGN UP LINK I haven’t really blogged about credit cards often, although I should since they’re a huge aid to the frequent (and even occasional) traveler. One of the credit cards that both my wife and I use […]

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Q: Are GLATT KOSHER Meals Necessary on El Al Flights?

Recently, there were numerous conversations that took place on Facebook asking “Is Glatt Kosher necessary on El Al?” The question is an interesting one considering that ALL the food on El Al is supposedly kosher. I recently flew El Al (in […]

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Airlines Flying Direct to Israel – Non-Stop Flights to TLV

I recently received an email detailing that they wanted to fly direct to Israel since they had kids and thus were going to fly El Al (from the NY area I presumed). This is perplexing considering that there are 3 […]

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Things to do in NYC on Xmas … if you’re Jewish

Christmas in NYC is something we Jews all joke about. Day off from school or work, and actually things to do (unlike London which totally shuts down!). Here are a few palces to eat, and things to do! (If I […]

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6 Best Winter Destinations for 2013

The arrival of winter in the northern hemisphere doesn't have to mean months of being stuck indoors. Many kosher travelers head down south towards warmer climates as soon as the thermometer hits below 70°F, while others hit the slopes to […]

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AMEX Membership Rewards Points Now Instantly Transfer to EL AL Matmid Points

Until now there had been a delay in having your American Express Membership Rewards points appear in your El Al Matmid account, thus delaying the possibility of booking a flight right away. Now, that issue is resolved, as discussed here […]

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EL AL Faux Pas: Serving MEAT Meals During the 9 Days

One of our avid YeahThatsKosher.com readers arrived yesterday at JFK airport in NYC for her flight to Israel on El Al Airlines. She asked the check-in desk attendants about the kosher meals in-flight and was informed that her meal (and […]

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Jerusalem Light Rail

Riding the Jerusalem Light Rail / רוכבים על רכבת הקלה בירושלים

Article and photos by @AmySpiro, Israel correspondent for YeahThatsKosher If you haven’t been in Jerusalem in the past year or so, you’ll notice a new, modern addition zooming through parts of the ancient city. That’s the Jerusalem Light Rail. And […]

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Flying During the Holiday Season; Knowing When to Travel

Before I travel anywhere, I tend to do a lot of research online. I check multiple sites (although I basically live on Kayak.com), compare prices, times of flights, stopovers, etc. I change the dates, tinker with the airports, and finally […]

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8 Tips for Traveling with an Infant

As an avid traveler I was worried that having a baby would cramp my travel style. My wife and I vowed that we would not let having a baby change our desire. Since our son was born, we’ve taken him […]

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A Kosher Workaround to Starbucks’ Frappuccin​o

Ever since learning that the mix in Starbucks’ Frappuccino isn’t kosher I’ve been really sad. While I’m not a daily coffee drinker, it’s a beverage I used to love during summers for a cold pick-me-up. Last week, I found myself […]

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Requesting a Special “9 Days” Meals While Traveling

Starting this Sunday night (July 31st, 2011) the custom is to refrain from eating meat during the Nine Days of Av (except on Shabbat). According to the Beth Din of Johannesburg, “those who do not wish to eat meat in […]

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TRAVEL TIPS: Protecting Yourself When Renting an Apartment or Vacation Rental Overseas

Over the past few years, I’ve taken a few international trips with my wife to South America and Europe, and this year to Israel, and in each location, we have preferred (partially for economical reasons) to rent an apartment, condo, […]

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Using a Prepaid Calling Card to Call Israel from the U.S.

Amid the varied edible offerings of bodegas everywhere, is a non-food product that I have come to use on occasion over the years. Prepaid phone cards… I recently needed to call Israel from my office and did not want to […]

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Chabad House in Christchurch, New Zealand Destroyed in Earthquake; Young Israeli Traveler Killed

Update (2/25/11): 24-yr-old Israeli, Ofir Mizrachi, is reported to have been killed when masonry fell on the car in which he was travelling with three other Israelis. 12 other Israeli nationals are still reportedly missing after the recent earthquake. — […]

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Keeping Kosher on Norwegian Cruise Lines

Contributed by: Jason Schoenbrun | Dates of Travel: Jan 2008 & Jan 2010 Kosher Info: On my 2008 trip, Norwegian Cruise Lines had a kosher menu of sealed hechshered items and double-wrapped items. The latter consisted mostly of fish, but […]

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King Solomon Kosher Resort – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic [Review]

Contributed by: Anonymous Couple from Connecticut, USA | Last Date of Travel: January 2011 » The following is an account from a frum Jewish couple’s recent trip to this resort. We value their privacy as they preferred to remain anonymous, […]

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Where to go (or not to go) for Yeshiva Week Vacation (Winter Break)

It’s that time of year, when Orthodox Jewish families take vacation when their kids in yeshivas are off from school (that ranges between the last couple weeks of January through mid-February [including Presidents Week – third Monday in Feb]). The […]

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Travel Warning to Turkey

Israelis, and Jews the world over have enjoyed traveling to & around Turkey for the past decade or more due to exceptional Israeli – Turkish relations in the region. However, due to last month’s flotilla incident, Israel’s National Security Council […]

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Keeping Kosher at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa

For those enduring the long trek to South Africa to enjoy the 2010 World Cup, you’ll be pleased to know that kosher food is plentiful on the southern tip of the African continent. Hopefully you’ll be attending games in either […]

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Keeping Kosher at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver

Enjoying the Vancouver Olympic Games but can’t find what to eat? Thankfully, there is some kosher food in Vancouver to keep you satiated and perhaps titillate your taste buds. There are at least 5 kosher eateries in the Vancouver area […]

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Packing for the Kosher Traveler

Later tonight I’m heading on a super long trip with my wife to Argentina. While Buenos Aires is known for having tons of food, a stopover in Mexico City and a total travel time of 18 hours makes our trek […]

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Kosher Travel finds at KosherFest 09

Last week I was fortunate enough to have attended KosherFest 2009. This was my second year in row at the convention, and I learned from my mistakes last year: don’t eat too much or you’ll get majorly nauseous, and only […]

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Five Strategies for Finding Cheap Airfares in 2009

I found that this site often has great tips for travelers, especially those of us who need to get away, but can’t always afford the expensive airfares.  Enjoy. ~Dani From www.smartertravel.com by Molly Feltner, SmarterTravel.com Staff – January 19, 2009 […]

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Holiday Travel Alerts & Warnings

While everyone should heed the recent warnings in India, Thailand, Nicaragua, and in NYC, as Jews we need to take extra caution. Here are a few alerts or warnings that if you are traveling this holiday, please take notice! India […]

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Cheap flights to Israel from U.S.

According to Vayama.com flights from Boston’s Logan Airport to Tel Aviv are under $900 which includes taxes and fees. This must be booked by Tuesday, December 2nd. Flights are on Alitalia, and I assume it’ll have a stopover in Italy. […]

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TRAVEL TIPS: Top 10 tips for “Kosher” Backpackers

Contributed by Mirie Wiesenberg You can be kosher and travel anywhere… it just takes a little planning and a lot of creativity. Packing light can be a challenge with all the extra Jewish things you are going to need: tfillin, […]

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KosherFest 2008, Secaucus, NJ

Kosherfest is similar to other conventions held at any other convention center. The only difference, kosher food. Wait, wait, FREE Kosher food. The sound of that makes any observant Jew grin with glee. I held the same feeling walking in […]

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Want to be in DC for the Inauguration?

While YeahThatsKosher is not a political website, and does not take any partisan views, we would like to let people know about this deal, should you be interested. For those fervently interested in witnessing Obama's inauguration into the presidency, it […]

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TRAVEL TIPS: Top 10 tips for Backpackers

This is a re-post from CheapOair’s blog: http://cheapoair.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/ten-tips-for-backpackers/ Traveling abroad excites most of us, but it can be difficult to read situations in another country, with its different languages and customs. So, whether you’re a young traveler or a retiree, […]

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