Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
Museums, architectural wonders and -- did anyone say chocolate?
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Of course, it's well-known for its cool chocolates and warm waffles! But taking the time -- really taking the time -- to explore Brussels uncovers a capital city that's chock-full of creativity and comfort; a city that's right in step with the times, yet continues to enjoy and luxuriate with its ties to the past. We were fortunate enough to...
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Tighter security has meant a more uptight travel experience. Do the reasons to fly still ... fly?
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
On a recent trip overseas, I arrived at the airport 31/2 hours ahead of my scheduled flight aboard an international carrier, only to find that the flight had been canceled and passengers were being hustled onto other planes. Gone was the direct flight. Gone was an on-time arrival. Gone were scheduled appointments. Arrival at destination was eight hours, 40 minutes...
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From Bar Mitzvahs to Barbuda -- and Antigua ... what could be better?
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Fresh from two summer weddings, a Bar and a Bat Mitzvah, I decided it was time to take a vacation. And where else would I want to go that was not too far from home yet felt like another world? The Caribbean, of course! This time, I chose the islands of Antigua and Barbuda -- a perfect match for my...
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A German city perfumed with history
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
We arrived at Germany's huge Cologne Central Station, one of the key rail hubs in Europe. And as soon as we exited, we were immediately struck by the magnificent Gothic Cathedral -- once the tallest building in Europe -- which dominates the city with its characteristic towers. Attracting more than 5 million visitors every year, it's one of the city's...
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Hip and haute as a summer breeze just
By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Welcome to Atlantic City, reinventing itself once again. "A rebirth or a renaissance is certainly not a wrong term,"says Jeffrey Vasser, executive director of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority. "If you haven't been here in five years, you will be wowed." The city has had several very real problems to solve as it faced competition from all sides...
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