Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775
Visit the site where the national anthem was born
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Mort Alper, JE Feature
The bombardment of Fort McHenry began at dawn on Sept. 13, 1813. From a U.S. ship under British guard, Americans Francis Scott Key and his friend, a Dr. Beames, witnessed the onslaught of cast-iron bombshells that filled the sky. They could only hope that the fort would weather the assault. For 24 hours, the British fleet kept up their outpouring...
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By:
Mort Alper, JE Feature
The dreamlike fantasy of Barcelona's special architecture dares you to make sense of its stunning flights of imagination. It's one of Europe's most intriguing cities. It has its museums - housing Picasso, Dali and Miro - its Liceu Opera House, and the Palace of Music. But it's the architectural splendor that makes the city so remarkable. The prime mover of...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
"Motor through the Pyrenees?" I asked incredulously. "Come now," I told my determined friend, "those roads up the mountains must be rather tricky. I think not." Fast forward … and there, in a minibus with seven other hardy souls, I experienced a spectacular, though curvelinear, visit to one of the most beautiful vistas in Europe. Catalonia, in the northeast corner...
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By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Imagine learning about the secret life of whales, or digging up dinosaur bones, or studying a new language in a foreign country. Perhaps you want to discover the best ways to invest money. How about helping to band birds at a nature preserve? You could do any of these interesting pursuits while enjoying your vacation, for this new lifestyle trend...
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Want to stand out from the mob getting married?
By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Thinking of popping the question? For this very important occasion, if you take your significant other to one of the most stunning locales imaginable, all the particular details can be pre-arranged by the “Proposal Concierge” before your arrival. Romance is so overwhelming in Bermuda, for instance, that guest-services manager Nadja Talevi at Cambridge Beaches now holds the position. “This is...
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