My name is Hannah Blustin and I founded Pomegranate Travel. I was born and raised in London.
Having been through Oxford and a finance career in the City, I can honestly say I felt pretty wed to England, and London in particular. And then I met and married an Israeli, and was whisked off to the Middle East. Yikes.
I was not a complete stranger to Israel, having previously visited, nor was I a stranger to adventures abroad, having unleashed my passion for travel at every given opportunity, from backpacking as a student, to copious luxury travel fueled by a City lifestyle. However, I was not prepared for the intensity of my experience when I moved to Israel. I fell in love, in a complex, rich kind of way, the intellectual intensity of which was somehow perfectly sweetened by the joie de vivre and sensuality one finds here.
And then we started to really explore the country, each weekend coming home flabbergasted by the incredible things we had seen, but which no one seemed to know about. Various friends from England came to visit and were blown away by the sites we showed them, the food they tasted and the people they met.
Living in Israel, one can’t help but be inspired by the pervading spirit of innovation and entrepreneurialism, by people following their dreams rather than a nine to five. So I jumped on the band wagon and set up Pomegranate Travel – my chance to share this little known, endlessly fascinating place where sensual indulgence and intellectual stimulation come magically all wrapped up together.Lucy is Pomegranate Travel’s Israel Travel Expert. She is a bit of a travel obsessive and has travelled the world, going off the beaten track, exploring and adventuring in South and Central America, South Africa, America, Europe, South-East Asia, China and Australia. After meeting her Israeli husband in Guatemala, she came to live in Israel and fell in love with the country – so much so that she now works every day to persuade other people to travel here! Lucy particularly loves the North of Israel where she used to live, but feel free to pick her brain about the country as a whole! She holds both a BSc from the University of Lincoln and a MSc from the University of Westminster – both in England - and comes from a background of working in client services.
Samantha is Pomegranate Travel’s Operations Manager. She is an avid traveler spending much of her youth exploring Asia, Australia, Central America and Europe. Originally from London, England, Samantha has a varied and diverse background in online Marketing, coordinator positions and project management.
She now contents herself organizing fabulous trips for others as she has the restraints of two little rugrats who keep her tied to one place. She is hoping that one day she will be able to return to her lifelong quest of searching for the best beach in the world.