Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
Exotic, enticing -- yet offering a truly relaxing, laid-back experience
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Though travelers often associate India with earthy, jewel tones found in the great historic sites, palaces and temples of Rajasthan and the "Golden Triangle" (headlined by the wondrous Taj Mahal), Calcutta -- or Kolkata, as it is now officially known -- is awash in green. While much of the city's foliage is a direct result of British colonialism personified in...
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Andrew Marcione, JE Feature
Akko's (Acre) rich maritime history and importance goes back millennia, continuing to make it a top destination while traveling in Israel. A trip to Akko allows visitors to go back in time and relish the chronicles of its sea-faring legacy. The Egyptians, Ottomans, the Crusaders -- and even Napoleon -- have all set foot and left their imprint there. The...
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By:
Adam Bell, JE Feature
It's the end of summertime, and the living isn't easy for folks trying to cash in on frequent-flyer miles. That's because there are many more people seeking those rewards than there are available seats, say industry experts. And it's a pattern that's not going to improve anytime soon. Just consider this. One expert cited by The New York Times recently...
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Load up on supplies for a visit
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Phillip Danze, JE Feature
After our two-day sail south from Bluff in New Zealand, the low, grayish cloud that smothered the hilltops over Macquarie Island only added to its mystique. Midway between Australia and Antarctica -- and part of the Australian Commonwealth; Macquarie Island is more than 11,000 miles from Philadelphia -- this is one of the most remote places on the planet. Only...
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Abroad for the High Holidays
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Some people believe there is no better way to usher in a new year than to travel. The argument is that a change of scenery is the perfect way to clean one's slate and improve one's outlook for the year ahead. That said, why wait for 2011 when you can travel more easily during September, and when there are no...
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