Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
Definitely not: Just sipping and supping the best of France
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Sharon McDonnell
In Burgundy, a region of France once ruled by Dukes nicknamed Philip the Bold, John the Fearless and Philip the Fair, I'm in an inn run by Katherine the Fabulous. In a stone barn converted to a stylishly-appointed inn in a town of 300, I'm on a tour for epicureans, taking cooking classes, tasting Burgundy's famous wines, and visiting postcard-perfect...
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Tuscany touches the senses with its 'voluptuousness'
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Sharon McDonnell, Jewish Exponent Feature
Who has read or seen "Under the Tuscan Sun" and not yearned for a villa in the Tuscan countryside? Scenery straight from a Renaissance painting: tall pointed cypresses, hilltop towns, and rolling green hills blanketed by vineyards and olive trees. Pure, simple flavors, washed down with lots of wine. The "voluptuousness" of Italy -- in the words of author Frances...
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Beating a special path to the heart
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At an age when I decidedly know better, I decided not to run away with the circus. I became one instead. Father's daze: Keeping up with a 2-year-old is a three-ring juggling act all its own that requires the dexterity of an acrobat with the acumen of a mind-reader. It is also the greatest show on earth. For someone who...
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Andrew Marcione, Jewish Exponent Feature
Steeped in history and enveloped in mythology, the rough and rugged island of Crete is a Mediterranean marvel. Whether it is trekking through the panoramic wonder of the Samaria Gorge or dining under the stars at Hania's Venetian harbor, visitors exploring western Crete will create a memorable experience for themselves while on this beautiful and diverse Greek island. As one...
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Dayna Stein, Jewish Exponent Feature
Summer surprise? Located at the southernmost tip of Israel, Eilat is a majestic port city that is home to beautiful beaches, a vast coral reef, and, surprisingly, a large population of local and migratory birds. Bordering the Red Sea, Eilat can give a vacationer the feel of a tropical resort, as well as of a cosmopolitan and modern city: Travelers...
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