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The canyon approach to Petra (Photos: Mike Altman, Baruch and Mimi Tanaman)

The Treasury, Petra’s most famous facade

Ancient mosaic church-floor map detailing the columns along Jerusalem's Cardo

An oasis of souvenirs in the Wadi Rum desert

Sights of Petra, from simple homes to palatial tombs, all carved into the mountainsides

Echoes of ancient desert caravans

The whole happy ESRA group in Jordan's Wadi Rum desert

There are some countries that as soon as you enter, you feel...
The Museum wing named after Sammy Ofer (Photo: Lydia Aisenberg )

The bust of Israeli shipping magnate Sammy Ofer in the National Maritime Museum, London (Photo: Flickr)

During a recent sojourn to London, I included a visit to Gre...
Negotiating one of the many locks

Henry Gild (left) and family enjoying a meal on board narrow boat Martha

Story and photos by Henry Gild​My wife Chippy and mysel...

I love to travel. When I was young, I hitch-hiked all over E...
Grandpa and Yirmy in the Natural History Museum, London, looking at all that remains of the poor, defenseless Dodo

Grandpa Mike and Yirmy Porter ... with Harry Potter somewhere in London’s Palace Theater behind them

Barmitzvah treat for grandsonSome months ago Yirmy turned 13...
Hitting the road ...Dani Margolis (center) with father Phil, brother Ilan, and the VW camper bus

To say that Leeds-born Israeli educator and tour guide Dani ...
Traditional Chinese medical herbs section in a store on Kowloon’s Nathan Road

Feeling hungry? Late night food served in a street booth in Kowloon

Casino Lisboa on Macao island . . . the gambling capital of the world with 38 casinos

 We think Taiwan is our next holiday destination. Ruti ...
Hindu temple in Singapore

Gardens at Flower Dome

Jurong Bird Park

Merlion, the official mascot of Singapore

 In my many trips to the Far East, while flying to my d...
Mike Porter enjoying his Greek holiday

Our Greek holiday began smoothly. July 13: we – grandfather,...
Depicting the 1960s and the famous Post Office Tower which opened in 1965

Stand and deliver . . . the postal past

Modes of transport

How the delivery of mail changed over the years

Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive stamp

Story and photos by Lydia AisenbergA visit to the Postal Mus...
General view of the Lower Himalayas

A Tibetan student

The meal at the Chabad House

Dumplings ...Tibetan street food

The colorful lobby of the hotel in Mcleodganj, a village next to Dharamshala

Story and photos by Marion StoneAfter travelling all da...
Thumbing a lift: A young Mike Porter in France

Oslo 1955: “I meet my first Israelis,” says Mike Porter who took the photo

The winter of 1955 was a hard one, even for Europe. Blocks o...
Pompei inspired painted tiles

Rooftop Biblical hideaway

In the heart of Cardiff, the capital of Wales, sits an impre...
The Jain Temple at Chendamangalam.Story and photos by Vera Freudmann

A bridal couple on the morning of their wedding

The Ark in a synagogue in Cochin, Kerala

Holiday high point ... the Freudmanns at the Taj Mahal

Indian women happy to pose in typically colorful dress

Mumbai, where every day is washday in the world’s largest outdoor laundry

 India was one of those places that my husband and I ag...
Hamam Yehudi.Story and photos by Buzzy Gordon

The Holocaust memorial sculpture in Saloniki

The interior of Yad Lazikaron Synagogue

A gravestone (museum exhibit)

Ladadika. Saloniki's Jews were so critical to running the city's seaport that it closed on Shabbat

Greece's second largest city and environs have a lot to offe...
The Heydar Aliev Museum is in the shape of a reclining figure 8. Photos: Ruti Porter

The caravanserai in Sheki

Exterior of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

Ruti had been reading about Baku and had chosen Azerbaijan's...

On September 3, 2017, all Israeli insurance companies came o...

Uber drivers are a special bunch. Unlike most taxi drivers, ...

Judy loves adventure. I love the four walls of our apartment...