Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775
A tourist's veritable Judaic treasure hunt
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Given its recent history from the Communist era to war in the early 1990s, continental Croatia's emergence as a destination of style and substance is impressive. However, the sensory pleasures that Croatia's heartland offers -- from hearty comfort food and superb wine to sweeping Baroque architecture, nature reserves and cutting-edge fashion -- gain depth and relevance when considering how Israel...
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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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