Holidays

America’s real rock star

By Gita Conn, June 27, 2008

Spend a few days amid the beauty of California’s most famous national park

Winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s no best time to visit Yosemite.  Each season adds its own special effects to one of nature’s most spectacular creations.

Travelling almost 200 miles by coach from San Francisco in a severe winter storm to get there could be considered foolhardy.  But our driver-guide negotiated the steep, narrow ascents and descents on hair-pin bends,  chattering away as remorselessly as the pounding rain. 

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Berlin: Capital gain, with some pain

By Linda Kelsey, June 27, 2008

It is impossible to view Berlin as just another city break

From an upper storey of the Hotel de Rome, Rocco Forte’s plush new temple of contemporary good taste, the view is majestic. The square below and its surrounds were designed by Frederick the Great to showcase his political power and his interest in art and science.

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Time to fall for New England

By Anthea Gerrie, June 27, 2008

Autumn is not the only time to enjoy this rustic corner of the USA

It is a shame, given its varied delights, that New England is reduced in the public consciousness to the cliché of a Cape Cod cottage. Certainly the region’s coastline is littered with pretty, shuttered, white clapperboard beach houses, but this diverse region also embraces ski resorts, picturesque villages lined with antique shops and small, red-brick towns where life seems to have barely changed in decades.

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Greek treats, bridge and all that jazz…

By Kate Collins, June 20, 2008

This year’s New York Jewish Museum annual education visit is “Greece through Jewish Eyes”. Taking in Athens, Delphi, Thessaloniki and other sites, and looking at Jewish settlement in Greece from the third century BCE, the trip will run from September 12 to 22.

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Our big fat Greek history

By Marcus Freed, June 20, 2008

Majestic Northern Greece has plenty to offer Jewish visitors

Northern Greece, unlike the tiny islands with their romantic pebble beaches and picturesque white walled houses, has a rugged beauty, all sweeping panoramas and historic sites.

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Peak perfection in Switzerland

By Rachel Fletcher, June 6, 2008

We sample a very special brand of pampering in St Moritz

 

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Behold Borat's glorious nation

By Anna Goldrein, June 6, 2008

We take a look at Kazakhstan, the country made famous by Borat

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Please feed the animals

By Ivor Baddiel, May 23, 2008

Enjoy an eco-conscious, child-friendly holiday down on the farm

Aside from 40 years in the wilderness, Jews are not the keenest of campers, preferring in the main the comforts of Marbella and Tel Aviv. But, thanks to Feather Down Farm Days, that might be about to change.

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Sex and the city break

By Kate Collins, May 20, 2008

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North spas with real sparkle

By Lydia Weitzman, May 16, 2008

A few days chilling in Israel’s lush north is a good plan, especially for frequent visitors

You’ve done the whole tourist thing, and now you’re looking for something different and special. Something off the beaten track, a base in Israel’s countryside that gives you all the pampering touches of a five-star city hotel.

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