Testimonials / Media
Machane Yehuda - Jerusalem Market
"I just can't stop raving...You did a fantastic job, Wendy! Thank you again for all your work and vision for this experience. It has forever changed my life This has been by far the greatest and fullest experience and more than I could have wished for. You did it! The experience was over and above all that I could have hoped for or imagined. The planning, organization and execution of the tour allowed us all to visit virtually the four corners of your Israel, as well as most of the holiest sites and the areas that we get very biased information about in the United States. You showed a genuine concern that we experience the full spectrum of your richly beautiful land.”
The beauty and history of the Land is surpassed only by the depth and passion of the people ... and we experienced it all!"
S. Turchin, FL
"An experience of a lifetime ... whatever the name, Multi-Denominational or Interfaith, it was an more than I ever imagined! I have been to Israel before but this experience truly introduced me to ALL of the peoples and passions of Israel. Thank you for sharing your passion and your compassion! Also, your special additions to the itinerary that we were not aware of were spectacular and incredibly emotional! Will recommend your tour to everyone and anyone!"
J. Caldwell, MA
"Thank you, Wendy, for sharing the country, people and passion of Israel. I am renewed in my quest to live life to it's fullest!"
D. Hitti, CA
"I feel such gratitude that you were able to put this amazing trip together! It's been a dream come true to travel to Israel and this group was a perfect choice. Your love for the country was so heartfelt and inspiring. There was not a detail overlooked. Thank you for the wonderful memories!"
E. Ortega, CA
"Wendy, thank you for an amazing experience! Going to Israel was a trip of a lifetime for me. Growing up Roman Catholic, and having traveled to Italy a couple of times, I thought I had seen and experienced my faith. Boy was I wrong! ... 23 women, of different faiths, experiencing together! Our guide, Harrison, covered every faith on the trip and then some. I was able to experience Bethlehem as well as The Western Wall. It was remarkable from the standpoint that you look around and see so many people from around the world, of different religions, coming together and praying. I wondered if I would feel safe in Israel - no problems! I'm more afraid to be out in my own town than I ever was in Israel! Would I do this trip again?? You bet! With wide and eager eyes and ears! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for an amazing experience!
K. VanVolkenburg, GA
"Dear Wendy, I still cannot find the "right" words to express my feelings about this trip to Israel. ... This journey brought with it many emotions - joy, happiness, excitement, wonder and tears! You have given me memories to last a lifetime. ... Your passion for Israel created a magical journey for a diverse group of women. Somehow, you made it all work! And work perfectly!!! I know you will have success in all of your endeavors because that's the type of person you are. Count me in to join the next Girls Going to Israel, Part II!"
J. Hannes, FL
"A big hello from Ireland ... I just wanted to say thank you especially to Wendy and to all of my new 5 Senses friends for the contribution you made to making my journey so amazing and memorable! This was, for me, a "bucket list" trip and reached and then far exceeded my hopes and expectations - I can't choose any one fabulous experience above the others .. the outcome was the sum of all parts! I hope we meet again, my friends ... what about a Reunion in Israel in 5 years ... coordinated of course, by Wendy ... but until next time ...
Believe everything happens for a reason,
If you get a chance, take it,
If it changes your life,
Let it ...
M. McShane, Ireland
"I was nervous, as you know, about making the trip, yet could not have felt more at ease thanks to Wendy! Thank you for taking your time, thought, energy and passion to show us "your Israel." It sure made the trip all the more touching and meaningful. Each detail was so well-planned and the daily history lessons with Harrison were much appreciated. As I said before... the variety of visits and activities we had, made for such a rich itinerary. It's been a challenge to express the depth of our experience with others ... Thank you for all you did for us and gave to us!
S. Ross, CA
"I commend you for such an excellent trip! You created an experience for me that will always be deemed as unforgettable! I would like to say that the trip exceeded my expectations. Had a wonderful time with wonderful people. Thank you for a super tour and holiday!"
S. DiCosta - Sri Lanka
"... Your trip was the trip of a lifetime. It has changed me more than I ever imagined and I recommend it to everyone (women)!...I will never forget this trip as it has left an imprint on me that is permanent. Thank you for your passion, humor and good will!
"Thank you so much for a fabulous introduction to Israel! Just thinking of our group and our experiences together brings a smile to my face and heart!"
L. West - CA (one of our 3 mother/daughter teams!)
"I just got back yesterday ... I am astounded that this was my 5th visit and I saw and experienced Israel like never before!!! And yes, it's hard to get Israel out of my head!
I. Zalkin - GA
"By far, the best trip I've ever been on! I have done a lot of group travel but I have never experienced a trip like yours! I looked at other tours that had "similar" itineraries but was sold when seeing all of the comments on your Facebook page. NOW I understand why they wrote all that they did and still words don't describe what an incredible 10 days it was. Wendy, thank you for sharing your passion, your sense of humor, the love you have for Israel and the very special, personal touches! You and this trip will always be in my heart! Thank you!
Karen R., CA
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The Jewish Times featuring the 5 Senses® Tour