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Travel in the post-9/11 era


Re-enacting the War of 1812 near Long Point

The Elm Hurst Inn in Ingersoll, Ont.

Birdwatchers flock to Presqu’ile Provincial Park 

War of 1812 replayed at Backhouse Conservation Area

Awesome Bon Echo Provincial Park 

Edison Museum & the sleepy hamlet of Vienna (Ontario)

Swept away at Niagara Falls: a cautionary tale

Port Hope filled with architecture, history

Seeing Quebec’s Monteregie by hot-air balloon

Montreal Jewish community has rich history

Travel: Winter interlude in Montreal

Many highlights for repeat visitors to Montreal

Please don’t eat the insects at Montreal’s Insectarium

Birds, bears, whales and lichen on view in Churchill

Yarmouth, picturesque Maritime town, is losing its Jews

Exploring beautiful Cape Breton

Close encounters with the wildlife of Alberta

Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology

Vancouver’s Stanley Park

United States

Inside glimpse of Hassidic Crown Heights

L.A.’s thought-provoking Museum of Tolerance

Only in Los Angeles: the Wilshire Boulevard Temple

St. Regis: New York’s most expensive hotel

Lower East Side tenement preserved as museum

Hear Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City

Meeting Nehemiah Persoff at David’s Deli, San Francisco

At Innisbrook, a Florida golf resort


Buxton known for Georgian architecture, mineral springs

Inside Sotheby’s, famous London auction house

In the footsteps of Shakespeare of London

Manchester re-invents itself for post-industrial age

Tale of Two Cities: kosher eats in London and Paris

London’s Dorchester Hotel is fit for royalty

Visiting my ancestral towns in Belarus

Uncovering Spain’s Jewish past

Bicycling in Austria’s Burgenland

Jewish Museum in Eisenstadt, Austria

German ‘fairy tale roads’ . . . and a medieval synagogue

Merida, a Roman retirement community in Spain

Sigmund Freud House and other Jewish landmarks in Vienna

Aland Islands: peaceful Baltic outpost


A visit to Jerusalem Archaeological Park

Capernaum is rich in Christian history

Letter from a Druze village

Vered Hagalil, popular ranch north of the Sea of Galilee

Touring Israel’s Upper Galilee

New museum houses the Jesus Boat

Travel: Bird-watching in Eilat, Israel

Descent into history: the Western Wall tunnels 

A visit to Zippori in Lower Galilee

Another side of the Kinneret (Kinneret Cemetery)

Neot Kedumim: Biblical nature reserve

A goat farm near Jerusalem

Finding the Biblical David on the road to Beit Guvrin (Israel)

Restoring endangered species to desert (Israel)

Intrigue and history at American Colony Hotel

Dead Sea Scrolls were preserved in Qumran caves

After a half century, Dead Sea Scrolls coming into the light

The Israeli Supreme Court

Moses Montefiore, a man of his people

Patricia Paddey: a Christian’s view of Israel

How not to cross the Allenby Bridge

Middle East & North Africa

Old woman is last Bedouin in Petra

Museum features virtual reconstruction of ancient Temple

Elephantine Island: the Jews who returned to Egypt

Egyptian-born Jewish grandfather returns to Egypt

A city museum worthy of Jerusalem

Incident in Marrakech

My Cairo Diary

An appreciation of Solomon Schecter and the Cairo Genizah

Moored in Morocco: tale of an 18th-century Jewish traveller

Caribbean & Mexico

The Jews of Curacao

Old synagogue one of Curacao’s many attractions

In the Yucatan, Mayan temples and Spanish conquistadors

Feeding time is best time to visit Coral World (Bahamas)

Russia & Asia 

Seeking new prospekts in St. Petersburg

The Jews of Bangkok, Thailand

Visiting a hill tribe in northern Thailand