Travel

08/26/2014 | | Travel Writer | Travel

There was more than a hint of September in the crisp blue sky as a massive white ferry boat glided into port at Woods Hole, Mass.

08/19/2014 | | Travel Writer | Travel

I am going to Israel in November. It is a press trip I have been planning since last spring, and I am excited to check out what’s new in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and some spots up north.

08/12/2014 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Question: Where is the largest and arguably the most impressive synagogue on the Iberian Peninsula?

Answer: Not where you’d think.

08/06/2014 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Dallas may be sophisticated and Houston a booming business hub, but San Antonio — America’s seventh-largest city — remains the historical heart of urban Texas. It’s the place where a proud Jewish heritage meets mariachi culture in a Mexican-spiced hybrid, and where even the newest attractions have a historical twist.

07/29/2014 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Few New Jersey commuters think of Interstate 80 as the conduit to grand adventure. And for those who do contemplate the transcontinental journey on I-80 — its western terminus is San Francisco — the long Midwestern slog through days of corn fields may seem less exciting than the southerly route through deserts and canyons.

07/22/2014 | | Travel Writer | Travel

I once spent a night in the Place des Vosges.

That may sound romantic to those who know the lovely park at heart of Paris’s Marais quarter. But when I say I spent the night, I don’t mean that I slept in a plush hotel in the trendy Jewish district. I spent that night on a damp, uncomfortable bench by a fountain, because I had missed the last metro of the evening back to my hotel and had decided it would be interesting to wander all night in the City of Light. And around 4 a.m. — after hours spent strolling the quiet boulevards, pressing my nose against the glass of darkened boutiques and bakeries — I finally collapsed on that bench and dozed until the sky turned pink.