Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774
Tobago's a go-to island for laid-back lifestyle
By:
Gordon Steven, JE Feature
Tobago is often known only as the little sister of Trinidad -- as in Trinidad and Tobago -- and this doesn't, in any way, do it justice. A Tobago vacation is a vacation on an unusual Caribbean Island, still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. It lies some 20 miles northeast of Venezuela and around 150 miles south of Barbados. What...
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Beaches and a bounty of history, including the Americas' oldest synagogue extant
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When we arrived in Curaçao, palm trees swayed in the wind; warm, white sands beckoned; and friendly faces greeted us at every turn. This was definitely a welcome retreat from the Philadelphia chill. And we knew we'd chosen even more wisely when we drove up to the Breezes Resort. Located on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, just minutes away from...
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This Cook Island is a medium for beauty in paradise
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
What's a nice Jewish girl doing in church on a Sunday morning? Well, if that girl happens to be in the Cook Islands, it's because she's seeing the sights and that's the place to be on this day of rest for a tourist, when the islands shut down, and everyone, but everyone, heads to church. My husband and I had...
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Bellingham is a real find just a dream away from that Seattle cup o' joe
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Small towns with ancient synagogues pique my interest, and Bellingham, in Washington state, is one of them. This Pacific Northwest city, shrouded by forests, has had a Jewish community since the early 1900s, when the first two dozen Jewish families arrived from the shtetl of Skopishok in northeast Lithuania. The existing Beth Israel synagogue was built in 1925, and, though...
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You made it through the wedding, so now comes the relaxing part -- your romantic honeymoon in a faraway destination. But what do you pack and how much do you need? Gone are the days of multiple suitcases stacked at the doorway to accompany you on your flight. With airlines charging fees for checked luggage, today's friendly skies will only...
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