Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
On a crisp, clear morning earlier this month, I found myself more than 5,000 feet above the desert outskirts of Phoenix in the basket of a hot-air balloon with nothing but a wooden floor and thick wicker walls separating me from a fatal drop. But instead of cringing in terror, I felt elation as we soared gently on the breeze,...
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With its many restaurants, shops and natural beauty, Hong Kong offers much to do
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Rona Distenfeld, JE Feature
They call Paris the "City of Light," but that sobriquet applies even more to the central districts of Hong Kong. Victoria Harbour lights up the night as buildings on Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula face each other, competing to be the brightest, most colorful and most dynamic, their glowing neon reflected in the water. "Symphony of Lights" --...
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Sure, but what if they're different ages ...
Some grandparents do it to be fair to all the siblings. Some grandparents do it so cousins get to know each other. Some grandparents simply love having all, or at least a group of their grandchildren together while on a vacation. However, unless your grandkids are twins or same-age cousins, you should consider the challenges -- and pleasures -- that...
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As expected, the busy 2007 travel season ended with a flurry over the winter holidays. According to AAA, an estimated 65 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more from home at the end of the year; that's in addition to the approximately 38 million who ventured out over Thanksgiving and the near-record sum of travelers who weathered a real record...
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Swiss hotel once harbored Hungarian Jewish refugees
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Getting to know someone in college who had escaped from Hungary in the 1956 uprising, I learned a great deal about that and about other Hungarian Jews who sought refuge, like the 1,400 Hungarian Jews who were housed at the Caux-Palace Hotel in Switzerland from 1944 to 1945. And even though more than 60 years have passed -- and my...
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