Friday, December 9, 2016 Kislev 9, 5777
Should fear be a flying companion on a trip to Egypt?
By:
Elliot Jager and Lisa Clayton, Jewish Exponent Feature
It was with some trepidation that we set off from Jerusalem for a four-day mini-vacation to Cairo. Tensions had spiked over the ongoing crisis in Gaza, and the Egyptians had all but declared Israel's foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, persona non grata. Then again, relations were unlikely to warm anytime soon, and who knows what will be once 79-year-old Egyptian President...
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Bundle up for winter? Sure thing, but summer is surprisingly pleasant
By:
Ben G. Frank, Jewish Exponent Feature
Of all the cities in the Russian Far East, Kharbarovsk, 5,331 miles from Moscow, gets great reviews from tourists. No wonder -- it is by far the nicest city in this part of Siberia, and is often called "Paris-on-the-Amur." Because they're only 40 miles from China, travelers can take river cruises on the Amur River, shop in fine stores on...
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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
By:
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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