Sunday, December 4, 2016 Kislev 4, 5777
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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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
When the demands of our jobs and personal lives (her married life and my search for one) parted like the Red Sea, our first thought was to pack our bags and high-tail it to a place that had the sophistication of a big city, the laid-back vibe of a resort community and only required a very easy intracontinental plane ride...
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This is the time of year when the winter blues are setting in for many in the Rust Belt, which always means big business for winter beach destinations. It's usually not hard to spot those who've been sun-starved all winter, as they may be getting off airplanes in Philadelphia in shorts when arriving home to temperatures in the teens. The...
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It's all in a day's work at Travelers Aid Society Philadelphia
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Caring for the needs of others is a way of life for Shelley Altschuler Chatterjee, a longtime social worker for Travelers Aid Society Philadelphia and equally longtime volunteer for the well-known organization, whose motto is "a helping hand along the way." Chatterjee began working for Travelers Aid Philadelphia in 1978; she's now on staff as a social worker at its...
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