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Group offers 9-day subsidized Israel honeymoons

NEW YORK (Press Release) — Honeymoon Israel, a Jewish organization that provides group trips to Israel for couples ages 25-40 with at least one Jewish partner, has received a $1.5 million three-year investment from the Jim Joseph Foundation to grow in its existing 14 cities, to expand to new cities, and to further develop and […]

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PETA Responds To Dog’s Death In United Airlines Cargo Hold

United Airlines came under fire once again this week as news broke that a 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lulu died in the cargo hold on a flight from Houston to San Francisco. The family of the dog said the plane was held on the tarmac for two hours August 6, on which day […]

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Agony of a vacation sickness

By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson DOMEYROT, France — How typically British. Even if a person isn’t feeling well it must be somehow be connected with the weather — that subject of eternal fascination for the true Brit. In my case, however, at least to the best of my knowledge, it didn’t have anything to do with the […]

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Sea Princess Cruise Ship Goes Into ‘Ghost Mode’ To Avoid Pirate Attack

A luxury cruise ship on a 104-day world tour carrying 1,900 passengers was forced into a 10-day blackout mode on the first leg of its journey from Sydney to Dubai as the crew feared an attack by Somali pirates, reports said Wednesday. The Sea Princess went on a dusk-till-dawn shutdown for 10 days, during which […]

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Cambodia’s Strongman, 65, Displays Warm, Vital Images on Facebook

Hun Sen shopping. Hun Sen working out. Hun Sen, family guy. For the 65-year-old prime minister of Cambodia, a onetime Khmer Rouge commander, his recent about-face to show a warm and fuzzy side is a startling development. The man who now has 8.5 million Facebook followers oversaw Cambodia’s emergence from civil war and has dominated […]

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10 cities where you’re most likely to overpay for gas

Gas prices are well below record highs from a few years ago, but that doesn’t mean you’re not paying more than you should to fill up your car every week. In fact, a GasBuddy study found that Americans are more likely to overpay when prices are lower. Read more: Best and worst auto insurance companies […]

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Swastika T-shirts aim for love, spark anger

Clothing company tries to reclaim Nazi emblem as a symbol of love, but consumers aren’t buying it By Stuart Winer Screen capture from a promotional video for tee-shirts featuring the swastika as a symbol for peace. (Facebook/KA Design) An attempt to reclaim the swastika as a symbol of goodwill by putting it on a T-shirt […]

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10 Injured From “Extreme Turbulence” on Flight

10 people have been hospitalized after an American Airlines flight experienced extreme, unexpected turbulence. American Airlines Flight 759, flying from Athens, Greece to Philadelphia, eventually landed safely at its intended destination. But reporter Jessica Huseman, who was on board the flight, documented the extreme turbulence that came without warning, tweeting that one unlucky flight attendant […]

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American Airlines flight attendants sue over uniforms

Two American Airlines flight attendants have filed a federal lawsuit against garment manufacturer Twin Hill over claims that new uniforms delivered last year are making thousands of employees sick. American introduced the new uniforms in September and almost immediately, employees started complaining about reactions — including rashes, severe headaches and breathing difficulty — they attributed […]

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Panama: Central America’s hidden treasure

PANAMA, August 5, 2017 – In the world of travel and tourism, most people probably know more about the Panama Canal than the country that links the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean. Indiginous Embera people pole visitors to their village (Taylor) Though tourism is still relatively new to Panama, it is country that has […]

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Body of S. Korean tourist found in Sea of Galilee after 2-day search

Police say man in his 30s on religious pilgrimage disappeared after jumping into lake during boat ride By Times of Israel staff Police rescue teams on August 5, 2017 search for a South Korean tourist who went missing in the Sea of Galilee two days earlier. (screen capture: Israel Police) After a two-day search, rescue […]

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Child Sex Texts On Plane Lead To Arrest Of Man And Woman

A passenger’s quick thinking on a plane Monday led to the arrest of a man and woman involved in a child sex scheme. An unidentified woman on a Southwest flight from Seattle to San Jose spotted the man in front of her exchanging suspicious texts relating to child molestation. The man was reportedly using a […]

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Naked Models Pose As Flight Attendants In ‘Disgusting’ Ad Promoting Travel Site

A controversial ad spot for Kazakhstan travel company Chocotravel has raised more than a few eyebrows Thursday after it featured nude models posing as flight attendants. The ad, which received widespread condemnation across social media, has since gone viral. The video was uploaded on several social media outlets and boasted “the service of buying air […]

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During Layover, Flight Crew Goes ‘Above and Beyond’ for 5-Year-old Flying Solo

This 5-year-old was all set to have a safe flight as an unaccompanied minor last month – but then the kindness of the crew made it even better Since Southwest Airlines reportedly allows children aged 5 and up to travel unaccompanied (as long as it is either a nonstop flight or non-plane change layover), Aisley […]

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