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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Destination Kosher

City of Jerusalem Preparing for Historic Hakhel Gathering on Sukkot Holiday

Jerusalem—The annual celebration of Sukkot is always a magical experience in Israel’s capital. Between haggling for the arba minim (four species) in the shuk, joining Chasidic simchat bet hasho’eva celebrations in Me’ah She’arim, attending the annual birkat hakohanim (priestly blessing) along with thousands of

Great Israeli Road Trips: Tel Aviv to Haifa

The drive from Tel Aviv to Haifa is an easy one-and-a-half hour trip of 95 kilometers (58.79 miles), but for those with the time and inclination, this busy route which sometimes passes directly by the beautiful Mediterranean sea, can also make a fabulous road trip of a day or even more. All along the route there are lovely detours and stopping points where you

A Memorable Italian Holiday

For a long time I’ve been fascinated by all things Italian. I finally had the chance to experience the real deal having just returned from a memorable and whirlwind vacation touring Florence, Venice and Rome. Being a fan of old movies, one of my favorites is Roman Holiday with the beautiful Audrey Hepburn who

Panicking About Your Airline Miles and Credit Card Points? You are Not Alone

“Is it true that you can no longer use British Airways miles to book tickets on American Airlines? “Will I qualify for an American Express bonus offer, if I had the card two years ago?” “Can I still use my Chase points to book a ticket to LA for my nephew?”

It seems like every day

Camping in the National Parks, Kosher-Style

An Interview with Yehudah Nosenchuk of Chuckie’s Kosher Adventure Tours

Yehudah and Minnie Nosenchuk run organized camping trips to nature destinations throughout the country. Here, a Q&A with every question you might ask before taking a trip with

Vacationing in Montreal

The summer is upon us and families are considering different options of fun and easy destinations to visit. In my mind, Montreal is a no brainer of a great place to visit, with opportunities for everyone in the family to have a good time.

Montreal is six hours away by car for a couple alone but

Why Holding On to Your Airline Miles and Credit Card Points Is a Bad Idea and a Bad Investment!

In our last newsletter we highlighted five things NOT TO DO with your credit card miles and points and introduced the concept of holding on to your credit card miles for too long. Before we explain why you shouldn’t do this, it’s important to understand the relationship between airline miles and credit card points. Equally important is

The Pesach Hotel Alternative

Around this time of year we are inundated with ads about all kinds of wonderful Pesach Programs. For those of us who can afford a Pesach away from home, the choices can be overwhelming. You begin to wonder about the pros and cons of different destinations, costs, menus, as well as social aspects. Thoughts about

EL AL Israel Airlines Nonstop Between Boston and Tel Aviv

New York–EL AL Israel Airlines has opened bookings for the only nonstop service between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport.

Launching June 28, 2015, the flight schedule will include three weekly nonstop flights (every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday

Family-Friendly Ski Resort Features Kosher Ski Program

Tired of schlepping tuna fish sandwiches on day trips? Do you love skiing or snowboarding in the fresh mountain air–or wish you could learn? Looking for healthy, outdoor winter fun close to home?

If you answered yes to any of these–then “Kosher Ski Day” at Montage Mountain Ski Resort is

Luxury Pesach Experience Three Hours from NYC in Saratoga Springs with Mendy Vim

Looking for a luxury Passover hotel experience less than three hours from NYC? Pesach event planner Mendy Vim offers a unique location for the discerning holiday traveler: the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, NY. It’s not every day you can stay in a beautiful historic hotel tucked away inside a state park, surrounded by natural

So When Should You Book That Flight? The Truth About Airline Prices

How airlines price tickets is a source of many myths and urban legends. These include tips about the best day of the week to buy a ticket, last-minute discounts offered by the airlines, and the conspiracy theories suggesting that the carriers use cookies to increase prices for their passengers. None of these three statements is