Carry on camping in Northern France

By Lianne Kolirin, June 8, 2012

We were halfway through day three of our week in France and I was practically down on my knees begging my children to sit down and watch TV.


Argentina: Get ready to tango

By Anthea Gerrie, June 2, 2012

Perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised to spot a row of Israeli flags lining an entire city block in the Argentine city of Mendoza. After all, Argentina has the world’s sixth largest Jewish population, even if most live in the capital Buenos Aires.


Who says it’s wrong to play with your food?

By Sharron Livingston, May 10, 2012

La Tomatina

Where: Buñol, Valencia , Spain

When: A week long celebration culminating with a squashed tomato fight on the last Wednesday of August

What: There is no reason for this event other than pure fun.


Artist haunts are picture perfect

By Anthea Gerrie, May 3, 2012

Those of us who remember Margate and Cliftonville from childhood seaside holidays now have a reason to travel back to the East Kent coast on a sentimental journey.


Something to write home about

By Barry Toberman, April 6, 2012

Literary experiences will bookend a visit to Porto, home to one of the world's most beautiful celebrations of the written word, a cafe of splendid style with connections to JK Rowling and even a top-notch restaurant in a setting to tempt the palate of any bibliophile. It is at the famous bookshop, Lello, in Rua das Carmelitas, that we start an all-too-brief visit to Portugal's second city.


A no-strings getaway

March 23, 2012

Being a Jewish tourist is not always straightforward. Like most people, the main reason I take vacations is to relax, and that makes holidaying in some countries difficult. I have, for example, visited Germany and Lithuania for work, but I'm not sure I would go to either country for an actual holiday.


In search of childhood memories

By Gloria Tessler, March 15, 2012

As a child, I remember my Aunt Rozita and Uncle Salo spending three months every winter in Madeira.


Trieste: Sip coffee and re-Joyce in Jewish heritage

By Kate Wickers, March 8, 2012

The city of Trieste sits sedately on the Adriatic Sea, on the edge of north-east Italy, in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.


Morocco: A land of charmers

By Jenni Frazer, March 1, 2012

If ever there were proof that you can't always believe what you read in the travel guides, it's Conde Nast Traveller's assertion that "there are 12 times as many cows in Morocco as humans".

Disappointingly, I have to report that the cow population of Morocco does not seem to reside in Marrakech.


Portugal's birthplace is the capital of culture

By Barry Toberman, March 1, 2012

'Portugal was born in Guimaraes," explains our tour guide during the 30-mile road trip from Porto airport to a 2012 European Capital of Culture. Now the affection which the Portuguese display for the nation's 900-year-old birthplace is to be shared with a wider audience, as organisers expect a doubling in visitor numbers to one million.