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Our Aug 2011 Vermont vacation

August 17, 2011

0 via Highlights from our VT vacation: Sat 8/6 we drove up to Shoshana’s parents and celebrated her mom’s birthday that evening (going by the Jewish custom that days begin at sunset). Sun 8/7 we drove up to Vermont. We stopped in Brattleboro for lunch at the food co-op (where two days later a […]

Wetlands and waterways, Milford and Derby, CT Apr 17, 2011 – a set on Flickr

April 21, 2011


View the photographs on Between visiting Shosh’s family in CT before Pesach and 1st seder with my family in NY we spent a couple of nights at Hyatt Place (a 3 star hotel that we got for a 1 star price thanks to Priceline) in Milford, CT with day trips to Derby and West […]

Summer 2010 events for single Jewish New Yorkers

July 9, 2010


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How Jewish New Yorkers can spend 3-6 days in the CT Berkshires for $60+2 hours chores/day

June 16, 2010


via Here’s a way for Jewish New Yorkers on a budget (not all of us are affluent) to get out of the city and spend a few days in the countryside. At Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center’s Soil, Soul & Service program you can enjoy all its programs and facilities (boating, fishing, swimming–both pool […]

Our Weekend in Washington, DC & northern VA

June 15, 2009


Friday Shoshana was on a Federal panel on emergency evacuation & I had lunch w/writer/blogger @vboykis. We spent Shabbat & Sunday morning with Ann Hollender Schwartz and her family including her sister Judy Hollender Tipton (childhood friends from New Rochelle; the visit felt like reconnecting w/cousins with whom we felt completely comfortable or resuming a […]

Jacksonville/St Augustine travelogue continued

February 4, 2009



January 29, 2009


Parking place drove us straight to the terminal. Checked our luggage curbside. Flight was noisy but OK–excellent seats (emergency exit seat with empty space in front of me), only two and a half hours. At Jacksonville airport our luggage was on the conveyor belt when we arrived, and Alamo upgraded us to a Chrysler 300. […]

an expensive family obligation

November 12, 2008


I made travel reservations for our trip to Jacksonville in late January/early February for our nephew’s bar mitzvah. Airfare, car rental & hotel will cost $1161. I would not for a minute consider not going; Benjamin’s parent’s divorce has been hard on him, and he needs the support, as do his siblings and my brother […]

Good Magazine’s Wanderlust maps (thanks to VSL)

September 10, 2008


maps of great journeys historical and fictional Fascinating website, but two itineraries are glaringly absent: 14th Century Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta’s travels (from Morocco in the west to China in the east, from the Volga in the north to Zanzibar in the south), and Che Gueverra’s motorcycle trip throughout South America.

scary hike with amazing views (thanks to )

May 24, 2008