Colorado governor John Hickenlooper on personal trip to Israel

DENVER - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is in Israel on a personal visit.

The governor's office says that Hickenlooper left Tuesday for a weeklong visit. Hickenlooper planned to sightsee and meet with President Shimon Peres and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

The governor's office says Hickenlooper is traveling at personal expense. He returns to Colorado April 17.