Thursday, May 7, 2015 Iyyar 18, 5775
Popular Argentine attraction offers intoxicating invitation
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
What makes Mendoza, Argentina (the state and city) so memorable is that its charm and sophistication sneak up on you. As you first drive into it, the environment looks a little industrial and sleepy. However, a short walk and a few right turns from the Sheraton Mendoza, and you're in the midst of a lively pedestrian mall anchored by Sarmiento...
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A perfect place -- if Carrie were into shoals not shoes
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Were there a sitcom about San Diego, it could easily be called "Surf, Sex and the City." Surf, because the beaches are magnificent. Miles of soft sand and gently tumbling waves adorn the coastline, which is fringed with palm trees and majestic sandstone bluffs. Sex, because there are hard-bodied, muscular men playing volleyball on the beach and sitting shirtless on...
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Bungy jumps are but one of the royal riches to savor in this New Zealand spot
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
As your Air New Zealand flight touches down in Queenstown, the heart of the South Island's fertile Central Otago Valley unfolds before you magnificently. It is immediately obvious why Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson built much of his "magic kingdom" for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy down here. Though coastal cities Christchurch and Dunedin echo New Zealand's British influence, Queenstown's...
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Guatemala is abundant with eco-thrills -- and higher tourist taxes?
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
There's a place in the Caribbean where manatees move silently in the shallows of Guatemala's Rio Dulce River and children paddle dug-out canoes across the water to get to school. Verdant jungle abounds, and though there has been significant deforestation nearby, from this vantage point, it looks like the land has never been touched by human hands. To get to...
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Where to stay in the hot -- as in, popular -- Jerusalem?
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Passover denotes a time when Moses pleaded to the Israelites' oppressors to "Let my people go!" As Israel continues to celebrate its independence, as well as Jerusalem Day on May 12, the summer season also begins, when the Israeli hospitality industry implores weary American Jews seeking a spiritually enlightening vacation to "Let our people come!" With this in mind, it's...
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