Travel

01/13/2015 | | Travel Writer | Travel

When the midwinter chill sets in, New York Jews head to Florida; British Jews head to Lanzarote, the most spectacular of Spain’s Canary Islands.

01/07/2015 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Lately a day rarely goes by without headlines about Airbnb, Uber and the so-called sharing economy — social-media, app-driven services that, for better or worse, are transforming modern travel.

12/30/2014 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Every day will be a little bit lighter now, but this week is still among the darkest of the year, and the chilliest. So it’s the perfect moment to take a closer look at the sunny Mediterranean shores of Djerba, Tunisia, one of my recommendations for Jewish travel in 2015.

12/23/2014 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Why do we pack up our suitcases, head to the airport and leave the familiar behind? Leisure and recreation are important, sure, but for most of us, travel is essential for the fresh perspective it offers — on our fellow humans, on Jewish communities throughout the world, and on cultures and lifestyles that may seem alien but that force us to reconsider our own points of view.

12/16/2014 | | Travel Writer | Travel

A few years ago, when a series of health crises sent me into a whirl of alternative-medicine panaceas — meditation, chi gong, hypnosis — a friend laughed and told me, “Sounds like soon you will be living in Sedona.”

12/09/2014 | | Travel Writer | Travel

New Orleans is famous for knowing how to party. And while Mardi Gras is the best-known annual festivity, the Big Easy — as this renascent Louisiana city is called — puts on quite a show for Chanukah, too.