Author: Judith Isaacson
Judy Isaacson is the founder of, a unique travel planning service for self-drive trips in Israel. Her passion for sourcing Israel's best accommodations to suit specific client requirements, as well as treats for foodies from Israel's famed open-air markets: olive oil, goat cheese, spices, and wines to include in Holy Land tours, delivers a very special experience to visitors. Co-founder and publisher of the online magazine, @The Source Israel, her hobby is finding unexpected Israeli delights. As travel planners for visitors to Israel who prefer private self-drive tours instead of group travel, we include intriguing places to stay, adventure expeditions, meet the artist sessions, tours of ethnic communities, ocean kayaking, cave crawling, star gazing, hot air ballooning, and literary tours.

Holy Land Pilgrimage in Nazareth, Israel

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Church of Annunciation Join the faithful on a Holy Land pilgrimage in a spiritual candlelight ceremony as they sing and chant Ave Maria. Tourists in the Holy Land pilgramage were on a journey of a lifetime. They came from Italy,

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Fishing Sea of Galilee

On a private tour of the Holy Land, fishing Sea of Galilee in a fisherman’s boat is a precious experience. Fishing Sea of Galilee On a specially equipped boat that detects where the fish are hiding, join fishermen and learn how to

Food in Israel

Food in Israel On a tour of the Holy Land, food in Israel is a key aspect to the journey. Food and wine experiences are central to your tour of Israel and the Holy Land. Once a land of scarcity and rationing, today

In Footsteps of Scripture

We met up with Ansophie and her husband at the end of their 10-day spiritual tour of Israel and the Holy Land. They flew to Israel from Johannesburg, South Africa, on a direct flight with ElAl Israel Airlines. As you

Baptism in Jordan River, Israel

Baptism at Jordan River, Israel

Baptism in Jordan River, Israel, is practiced by many sects and in different formats. At the newly opened baptism site at the Jordan River, Israel,   Qasr El Yehud,  where the distance between Israel and Jordan is a mere 8 meters,

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Last Supper, Mount Zion, Jerusalem

Site of Last Supper, Mt Zion, Jerusalem

“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, `This is My body, which

Garden Tomb, Jerusalem

Easter services at Garden Tomb, Jerusalem

Garden Tomb, Jerusalem, also known as Gordon’s Calvary, is considered by some to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus. The site is located outside the Damascus Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. “Now in the

Gethsemane, Jerusalem

Monk in Gethsemane, Jerusalem

Visit Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations with superb stained glass windows. Walk down from the Mount of Olives. “Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I

Tabgha on Sea of Galilee

Sailing Sea of Galilee

Discover Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee when you follow the Jesus Trail. See where the miracle of fish and bread took place. Not far, continue to see a fishing boat from the time of Jesus that was brought up

Mount of Beatitudes

Mount of Beatitudes, Galilee, Israel

It is believed that Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount at Mount of Beatitudes, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. “And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and when He was set, His disciples