Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
A small Caribbean charmer of plantation pleasures
By:
Sharon McDonnell, JE Feature
I did two life sentences in the cold." Celebrating his freedom after 30 years as a builder and designer in chilly England and Wales, Kevin Horstwood was lazing on the veranda of Rawlins Plantation Inn, a former 17th-century sugarcane plantation he owns on the island of St. Kitts. On one side, we face a lush garden resplendent in magenta, pink...
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Stop the presses! William Randolph Hearst's legacy is of near-unprintable grandeur
By:
George Medovoy, JE Feature
William Randolph Hearst ran a newspaper empire in the days when newspapers were king. Today, his creative energy lives on at La Cuesta Encantada -- the Enchanted Hill, his famous castle filled with art and antiques near San Simeon on the Central Coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which he shared at the end of his life with longtime...
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By:
Sharon McDonnell. JE Feature
Boasting Greek ruins better-preserved than in Greece; architecture and savory-and-sweet food that reflect waves of invasions from Arabs, Normans and Spaniards; an endless coastline along a turquoise sea, picturesque towns and untouched nature, Sicily -- the biggest island in the Mediterranean -- is a treasure trove for the discerning traveler.
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It's possible to get spiritually swept up in Utah's parks
By:
Carol White, E Feature
One can just not imagine what nature has created in southern Utah without experiencing it firsthand.
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
There's a mystique about islands that can never quite be undone. Perhaps it's the fact that getting to and from them requires a purposeful separation of self from life on any relevant mainland. With that journey over glistening water comes relief from the pressures of home and a sense that on an island we can discover what truly matters. I...
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