Reports from Honolulu, Paris, Portland (ME and OR), Madison, Israel, Amsterdam, New York and other places on daily life during these challenging times. Everett Potter, Pelham, NY From my perch in southern Westchester, I’m about a quarter-mile from the first containment zone in the US. No matter, it’s not containing
By Ann Abel The world keeps growing. Every traveler I know says their wish list constantly grows longer. Deciding is difficult, so I asked my unofficial (but super-smart) team of advisers. They keep their ears on their clients’ interests and their eyes on the adventures they themselves have around the
Story & photos by Jeanne Muchnick There are things in Israel you have to do: The Western Wall in Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dead Sea, the nightlife of Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem’s Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem. But then there are the off the beaten track behind-the-scenes
by Buzzy Gordon The Dead Sea has been extolled throughout history for its healing properties. While thousands of sufferers from psoriasis, rheumatoid disorders and other diseases flock annually to its shores and waters for relief, just about everyone can benefit from the overall sense of well-being imparted by the planet’s
by Buzzy Gordon It all began with what must have seemed like a crazy idea: to stage a lavish production of a classic opera with an international cast and a world-famous soprano in the summer in a Middle Eastern desert, at least a 90-minute drive on a two-lane road from
Story and photos by Jeanne Muchnick Food may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Israel but if you appreciate the riot of colors and aromas that make up an outdoor market – the bright piles of turmeric, cardamom and cumin, open sacks of nuts,
WHAT’S THE DEAL: EL AL Israel's national airline, is offering savings for families traveling round trip to Israel this summer. Children under the age of 12 traveling with two adults between June 20 and August 19, 2010 can fly for less.
A coffee shop on Sheinkin Street, Tel Avivi. Courtesy GoIsrael. by Ed Wetschler The best restaurants, clubs, and hotels of Tel Aviv – and even those that aren’t at the top of the heap – always surprise visitors. In part, that’s because visitors aren’t expecting so much shellfish, tattooed skin,