Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Kislev 6, 5777
If the typical tourist experience bores you to tears, and you can't take yet another bus tour, then adventure travel just might be for you. Among thrill-seeking travelers, Scotland is quickly becoming known as a popular, action-packed destination. Adventure travel is typically defined as experiencing the culture and tradition of a destination in an adrenaline-pumping approach. No souvenir shops or...
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But what happens when life inserts itself into an idyllic atmosphere?
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It was going to be a weekend about wolves as I packed swimsuits, rain gear, meals and the family into my trusty Siena van and embarked on a four-hour drive across the Pacific Northwest to Olympia, Wash. After carefully perusing material from the Great Wolf Lodge, my husband and I had figured that despite the high price tag, we couldn't...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
As the economic recession lingers -- and forecasts look bleak well into the months ahead -- many of us need a vacation from our real lives more than ever before. Of course, this is also a time when you want your dollar to work extra hard for you. So how do you travel in a recession, and where can you...
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A tourist's veritable Judaic treasure hunt
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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
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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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