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Here’s What You’ll Encounter If You Visit the Intriguing Island of Iceland

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

Anyone who hasn’t been to Iceland or who knows little about it has a picture of a frozen wasteland. While there is much of the country that is barren, it is often warmer than many of our northern states in the winter due to the thermal activity that underlies this island in the North Atlantic. […]

‘Football, Faith, and Flannery O’Connor: A Love Letter to the South’

Monday, July 20th, 2015 - by PJ Media

Today we’re pleased to announce that our latest Freedom Academy e-book, Football, Faith, and Flannery O’Connor: A Love Letter to the South by PJ Media contributor Chris Queen, is now available for pre-order! To celebrate, we’re releasing the book’s cover for the very first time here on the blog. Take a journey down the “backbone […]

Visit Sitka, Alaska — The Russian Capital of America

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

Sitka, Alaska, a charming and picturesque town along Alaska’s Inside Passage, still has a few vestiges of when it was once the proud capital of Russian America, the name given to the Russian colonies in the Americas from 1733 to 1867. Russia took possession of all of what is now Alaska in the mid 18th century. Sitka […]

5 Reasons You Feel Like You Need a Vacation After Your Family Vacation

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Megan Fox

We are leaving tomorrow at the crack of dawn for 7 days of wonderful, relaxing family fun on a river in Michigan somewhere. We are staying in a lovely log cabin and we are going to spend our days basking in the sun, catching fish, and listening to our children’s laughter as they hold hands […]

Smart Tips for a Quick Trip Through the TSA

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

Millennial kids, and even those a bit older, probably don’t remember the good old days of air travel when you could actually meet someone coming off of the plane or you could sit at the gate with the travelers waiting for their flights to depart until the final boarding call. These days we have to […]

There’s an Enchanted Island Just Thirty Minutes From Upper Michigan Where Time Travel is Possible

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

It takes less than half an hour by ferry to get from upper Michigan to Mackinac Island, where you can go back in time over a century and a quarter to a quieter and more gentle era. The first sight of this enchanted island in Lake Huron is of a gently rounded shape covered with foliage, […]

Finally, the Dollar Gains Value in Western Europe

Monday, April 20th, 2015 - by Robert Wargas

From USA Today: For the first time in more than a decade, the euro is almost equal in value to the dollar, making Spain and other European cities more affordable to Americans than even some domestic destinations. The article describes the travels of one family in Madrid and Barcelona: The family stop into the Hotel […]

The Real Problem with American Coffee Isn’t the Beans, but the Culture

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

I’m far more of a wine connoisseur than a coffee drinker. Years ago I cut back to half decaf in order to cut back on migraines and stomach trouble. The hi-test sludge my editor prefers could never cross my lips for fear of bodily damage. The one thing I associate with brutal American coffee is […]

Why Your Lungs Will Love A Visit To The Dead Sea in Israel

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

The Dead Sea The ancient Dead Sea is mentioned nine times in the Hebrew Bible. It’s also known in Hebrew as “Yam ha-Melach, or Salt Sea and The Sea of Arabah.” At this lowest point on Earth, your lungs are delighted, filling up with an oxygen content ten percent higher than at sea level, and the […]

A Hong Kong Sunrise Worth Remembering

Friday, February 6th, 2015 - by PJ Lifestyle Sunshine

|| 'Doood seriously Jenthro is a boss lol'- Wishing a happy happy happy 21st birthday to the one and only @nicholleyu!! Thanks for always coming on adventures and exploring with me, even though 98.6% of the time, it is for the 'gram. Sending all my best wishes from Londontown ❤️ ️❤ ❤ – Taken when […]

Have You Ever Had a Trip from Hell? Here Are a Few of Our Family’s…

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

Once upon a time, travel was really arduous. Some trips took days, months, and, in the case of Odysseus, years. In fact, the word “travel” is generally accepted as having its origin in “travail,” and according to Webster’s,  the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century. It also states that the word […]

Here Are Some Basic Tips for Traveling with Your Kids

Saturday, January 24th, 2015 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

When my son was a baby I wrote an article about traveling to Israel with him. I wrote that “I prepared for the trip like a general preparing for an invasion.” I took tons of disposable diapers as they weren’t so available in Israel at the time, cans of formula, and an assortment of other items. […]

Why You Should Visit Santa Catalina, an Enchanted Isle

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

Santa Catalina Island, or as everyone calls it Catalina, is the only inhabited of California’s Barrier Islands. Viewing it from the ferry as we arrived, I found the powerful, craggy, thrusting-out shoreline magnificent and breathtaking. In fact the only really flat surface is the six block Avalon downtown, Crescent Avenue, which borders on sandy beaches. […]

70 Years Later, a New Solution to the Same Old Problems

Monday, January 12th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

#shabbatshalom #Paris #JeSuisJuif A photo posted by Shosh (@slmgpix) on Jan 9, 2015 at 2:58pm PST I lit Shabbat candles this past Friday night for the first in a very long time. I made the decision somewhere between learning that the Grand Synagogue of Paris had closed its doors on Shabbat for the first time […]

Your Guide to Museum Hopping In The Big Apple

Sunday, January 11th, 2015 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

  Jugglers, mimes, keyboard artists, and assorted musicians perform on the steps of one of New York City’s most prestigious museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These performers are part of New York City’s museum scene every weekend when New Yorkers and visitors alike make the rounds of the many museums in the Big Apple. […]

What to Expect When You Experience Israel Kibbutz-Style

Sunday, December 14th, 2014 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

When I was a guest at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu in the Beit Sh’ean Valley in Israel, I had to get up at four or five A.M. to get to the fields on a cart driven behind a tractor, with other young people, so that I could pick vegetables before breakfast. These where huge smorgasbord affairs with lots […]

The Keys to a Great Florida Vacation

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

Stretching 150 miles from Miami, U.S. 1 traverses the Florida Keys, a series of narrow tropical islands, surrounded by aquamarine waters, and connected by 42 bridges — one is seven miles long! There are 800 keys, with only a few inhabited. Coral formations range offshore their entire length. They stretch east to west, ending in […]

10 Great Southern Destinations for the Christmas Season

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 - by Chris Queen

A region as varied and storied as the South has plenty of wonderful holiday traditions. From the biggest of cities to the tiniest towns, Southerners — and Yankee tourists — have plenty of special ways to spend the Christmas season. Honestly, I had a tough time picking ten destinations, but I think the ones I […]

Why You Should Visit California’s Wonderful Dark Place, Borrego Springs

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

While driving on a desert road in Borrego Springs, California, if you see a massive undulating serpent whose tail is waving in and out of the sand on one side of the road you’re driving on, with the rest of him, including his fearsome almost two-story head, sticking out of the sand on the other […]

Sarasota, Florida: America’s Circus City

Saturday, November 29th, 2014 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

Bright lights and colors; action everywhere, from one end of the circle to another. High above daredevil acrobats fly from one swing to another, while spectators hold their breaths. Bulbous-nosed, sad-eyed clowns with impossibly big feet play pranks on one another; beautiful ladies ride tip-toed on prancing horses while a morning-coated ringmaster holds it all together! […]

Glimpses of the Life Beyond Life

Monday, November 24th, 2014 - by P. David Hornik

Author and journalist Judy Bachrach started volunteering in a hospice in the late 1980s, and her real motive was to try to overcome her fear of death. About two decades later, when her mother came down with Alzheimer’s, Bachrach decided to look into the subject of near-death experiences. So she delved into the literature, and […]

The 10 Greatest Moments from the Disney Renaissance

Friday, October 24th, 2014 - by Chris Queen

Editor’s Note: Check out the previous installments in Chris’s series exploring Disney history: “10 Disney Cartoons from the 1930s that Reflect the Can-Do Spirit That Survived the Great Depression,” “10 Ways World War II Affected Disney’s Filmmaking,” “10 Examples Of How Disney’s Productions Reflected The Changing America Of The 1950s,” “Walt Disney’s 7 Most Radical […]

Want Great Coffee? Go to Ukraine

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 - by Robert Wargas

I am not one of those people who reflexively think European goods are superior to American ones—you know the kind of people I’m talking about—but boy do I sometimes wonder about the coffee in this country. The average American takes his or her daily caffeine in the form of a tepid, mud-like beverage that delis, […]

Disney’s Wilderness Years, Part 2: How The Studio Navigated The Hit-Or-Miss 1980s

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by Chris Queen

For the past few weeks, we’ve looked at the company Walt Disney built and how it has survived over the decades. We talked about how the studio reflected the can-do spirit that beat the Great Depression in the 1930s, as well as how World War II affected Disney. We’ve also discussed the changing world of […]