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Why Holding On to Your Airline Miles and Credit Card Points Is a Bad Idea and a Bad Investment!

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In our last newsletter we highlighted five things NOT TO DO with your credit card miles and points and introduced the concept of holding on to your credit card miles for too long. Before we explain why you shouldn’t do this, it’s important to understand the relationship between airline miles and credit card points...

The Pesach Hotel Alternative

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Around this time of year we are inundated with ads about all kinds of wonderful Pesach Programs. For those of us who can afford a Pesach away from home, the choices can be overwhelming. You begin to wonder about the pros and cons of different destinations, costs, menus, as well as social aspects. Thoughts about Chol Hamoed entertainment and attractions in the area, as well as spiritually stimulating programming are all things that come to mind.

Despite the extreme efforts by many Pesach Programs to fully satisfy all the personal preferences of every family member who joins their program, in most cases ultimately the final decision most likely is a compromise amongst different...

EL AL Israel Airlines Nonstop Between Boston and Tel Aviv

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New York–EL AL Israel Airlines has opened bookings for the only nonstop service between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport.

Launching June 28, 2015, the flight schedule will include three weekly nonstop flights (every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening) on a Boeing 767-300 aircraft, conveniently departing Logan International Airport at 9 p.m. and arriving the following day at Ben-Gurion International at 3:05 p.m. in the afternoon. The return nonstop flights will also depart Ben-Gurion every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 12:30 a.m. and arrive in Boston the same day at 5:45 a.m.

The 767 aircraft will be configured with 218 seats...

Family-Friendly Ski Resort Features Kosher Ski Program

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Tired of schlepping tuna fish sandwiches on day trips? Do you love skiing or snowboarding in the fresh mountain air–or wish you could learn? Looking for healthy, outdoor winter fun close to home?

If you answered yes to any of these–then “Kosher Ski Day” at Montage Mountain Ski Resort is what you’ve been waiting for!

Located less than two hours drive from the George Washington Bridge in beautiful northeast Pennsylvania, the family-friendly ski resort offers 26 professionally groomed trails, from the “Bunny Hill” for beginners to “White-Lightening” for the most advanced, touted as the 2nd steepest black diamond in the Northeast with a 32° angle!

The resort is a great...

Luxury Pesach Experience Three Hours from NYC in Saratoga Springs with Mendy Vim

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Looking for a luxury Passover hotel experience less than three hours from NYC? Pesach event planner Mendy Vim offers a unique location for the discerning holiday traveler: the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, NY. It’s not every day you can stay in a beautiful historic hotel tucked away inside a state park, surrounded by natural mineral springs–where the water is believed to have special healing powers. Now a Glatt Kosher Passover hotel destination, the Gideon Putnam effortlessly blends its historic character with exceptional service in an inspiring locale.

This national historic landmark, and the only hotel in the park, offers all the upscale amenities you’d expect from a...

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