Visitors to Israel can use resources available on ISRAEL21c to learn about the country, where to go and what to do before boarding the airplane. To get an added insider perspective on what’s trendy, where to shop and party, and the best places for food and culture, blogs are the best way to stay au courant.

Many of the blogs aimed at giving tourists a local flavor of what’s hot in Israel are written by immigrants keen on sharing their love for this country with everyone in the blogosphere.

Here are eight blogs offering a wide range of ideas for your next Israel visit: