Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774
For that 'Top of the World' feeling in Vancouver
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
I'm celebrating Tu B'Shevat -- long known as the festival of the trees, beginning this year on Feb. 9 -- in a tree house for grownups, spending the night in what looks like a large eyeball, suspended, spider-like, from old trees on Vancouver Island. In fact, they're called spheres -- the brainchild of Tom Chudleigh, an islander bent on creating...
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Last year marked a record-setting ski season for American resorts with 60.5 million skier visits, according to the National Ski Areas Association. This year, many ski enthusiasts are faced with tighter budgets and new economic challenges that have them searching for ways to save without giving up their annual trip. When looking to cut vacation costs, it all starts during...
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Eleuthera proves a eureka of a find for nature lovers
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
There are two faces to the Bahamas: The one most visitors see is the resort-laden facades of Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island, with their bright-blue swimming pools, soft white sand and immaculate green lawns. Though I'm an off-the-beaten-track kind of traveler, the truth is that I was grateful to be on Grand Bahama Island over Shabbat a little while...
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Or wait until summer to see the salmon spawn
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
For most of us, lox and bagels are the closest we ever come to the humble salmon. We've consumed their smoked, pink flesh for years at Bar Mitzvahs and Sunday brunches, but to really know these tenacious fish, you have to get down onto their level and see just where they come from, and the odds of their survival. Clad...
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By:
Amy Leinbach Marquis, JE Feature
Are you going to be one of the anticipated millions set to attend presidential inaugural ceremonies on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.? How about a little history about the White House that so many and yet so few are chosen to live in. In 1861, when a Union militia was called in to protect the White House as tensions rose...
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