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Letter From Tudela, Spain: Rediscovered Jewish Heritage





An hour south of Pamplona where Ernest Hemingway famously (and tens of thousands after him) ran with the bulls, Tudela, the second largest city in the region of Navarre after Pamplona, is a metropolis of many distinctions, not least among them a Jewish history of majestic…

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Added by Harvey frommer on September 17, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Tunisian Jews on the French Riviera:

 

         We first met Claudine a Thursday afternoon in October in a kosher butcher shop in Cannes. A kashruth sign in a store window in the old section of town had caught our attention. Although we knew there is a sizable Jewish population on the French Riviera, the Hebrew lettering somehow came as a surprise. It led…

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Added by Harvey frommer on September 8, 2017 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Seville: Spain's Unforgettable City of Orange Trees

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In spring, they say, the fragrance of orange…

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Added by Harvey frommer on September 7, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

India's Top-Flight Mahindra Luxury Resorts

“I am basically a finance professional,” said Arun Nanda, founder of Club Mahindra Holidays, a collection of nearly 50 family-oriented properties throughout India as well as four internationally, in Austria, Dubai, Malaysia, and Thailand). We had met Arun, (who is also one of the principals of automobile manufacturing and tractor sales company Mahindra and…

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Added by Harvey frommer on August 24, 2017 at 1:25pm — No Comments

The Fascinating Tale of the Jews of Melilla

Miguel González Novo





A modest placard beside a storefront door announces the existence of the Beth Minzi Synagogue in Torrremolinos…

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Added by Harvey frommer on August 13, 2017 at 4:22pm — No Comments

MOKSHA SPA, HIMALAYAS - worth the trip

Magic in the Mountains at the Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort…

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Added by Harvey frommer on August 5, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

The Azores' Last Jew

Carlos Luis MC da Cruz





I am the last Jew in all of the Azores,” Jorge Delmar tells us.  He is a stocky man in his early 50s who runs…

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Added by Harvey frommer on August 2, 2017 at 6:42am — 1 Comment

Discovering a Forgotten Past In Girona, Spain

Discovering a Forgotten Past In Girona, Spain…

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Added by Harvey frommer on July 28, 2017 at 3:24pm — No Comments

5 Handsome Hostelries in Scenic, Stupendous Sicily





We had been to Sicily before, and were bewitched and beguiled by the land, the people, the food, the atmosphere. We have been to a good many places around the world doing travel writing. Sicily, somehow, for us held a special charm. We vowed to return. …



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Added by Harvey frommer on June 12, 2017 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Amazing Rome Hotels: Palazzo Manfredi & Gran Meliá Rome





It was a few years back on a rainy night that we wended our way to Palazzo Manfredi and dinner at its Michelin-starred Aroma restaurant. A lot of hotel stays and superb dining…

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Added by Harvey frommer on June 2, 2017 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

Amazing Pre-Flight Parking in Boston

                        Amazing Pre-Flight Parking in Boston

                                    By Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer

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Added by Harvey frommer on May 4, 2017 at 10:53am — No Comments

Two Terrific Hotels of Naples, Italy





We are sitting with concierge Franco Milano on an evening in the beautiful, classic lounge of Naples' grand, waterfront …

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Added by Harvey frommer on March 28, 2017 at 12:32pm — No Comments

A Trio of Marvelous Miami Restaurants





Miami abounds with top restaurants of all kinds. As the authors of It Happened in Miami, we wrote about them and experienced them while promoting our book in 2016.

A new year and new epicurean delights to partake of: Macchialina,…

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Added by Harvey frommer on February 6, 2017 at 12:39pm — No Comments

VENICE'S WESTIN EUROPA REGINA, A HIDDEN GEM

                     THE WESTIN EUROPA & REGINA: A HIDDEN GEM

                  By Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer

          Our first day in Venice. Walking down…

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Added by Harvey frommer on December 17, 2016 at 4:50pm — No Comments

DAZZLING DANIELI, VENICE - frommerluxetravel

Hotel Danieli: Stunning, Striking Five Star Hotel By Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer Walking down the Riva Degli Schiavoni from Piazza San Marco, we recognize it immediately: the pink stucco facade with marble sills standing flat against the promenade, looking out to the beautiful blue lagoon. We enter the building through a wooden revolving door. Before us is the lobby: marble floors and columns, a four-storied courtyard marked by…

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Added by Harvey frommer on December 15, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments

VENICE : GRITTI PALACE - LIKE NO OTHER

                              COMING HOME TO THE GRITTI PALACE

   WHERE THE PAST IS AS REAL AS THE PRESENT          

By Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer

Coming home to the Gritti Palace. A restful and efficient flight on Swiss Airlines in Boston brings us to an early…

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Added by Harvey frommer on December 12, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

PREFLIGHT PARKING,Boston, Best of the Best

         

 

                    PreFlight Parking, Boston, Best of the Best

 

                    By Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer

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Added by Harvey frommer on December 2, 2016 at 3:06pm — No Comments

The Remarkable Jewish Heritage of Girona, Spain

photo:  Lena Serditova





It is a January morning in Girona, an ancient city of modest size…

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Added by Harvey frommer on November 17, 2016 at 10:48am — No Comments

Sky's the Limit at the Sheraton Hotel Spa in Tel Aviv

by Myrna Katz Frommer & Harvey Frommer 



“My mother is Riki Opolski, the famous Israeli,” said Adam  Opolski when we met him in the streamlined and sparkling spa on the ground floor of…

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Added by Harvey frommer on October 28, 2016 at 6:04pm — No Comments

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