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Monday, December 4th, 2006

Culture: Yemenite Filigree: A Lost Art

by Janet Bein, Young at Heart Diva Looking for jewelry that is exotic and artistic? Consider Yemenite filigree. Its origins go back over 3000 years. Perhaps King Solomon’s romance with the Queen of Sheba was the reason that the Jews left Judea and arrived in Yemen by way of Africa. Once they arrived, they remained

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Wellness: Yellowstone, USA: Elderhostels Good Option for Mature Solos

Having worked in the field of education, the founders also wanted to combine travel with stimulating educational opportunities. With these principles in mind, they established Elderhostel (Elderhostel.org) as a nonprofit organization way back in 1975. In the...

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Wellness: Breaking Into Backpacking

by Janet Bein, Young at Heart Diva The concept of backpacking appealed to my quest for adventure. When my youngest daughter would stop by my house, grungy and exhausted after a week in the wilderness, I noticed...

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Wellness: Ecuador: Mother-Daughter Galapagos Adventure

by Janet Bein, Young at Heart Diva I didn’t think twice about inviting my daughter Orli to join me for a cruise of the Galapagos Islands. This opportunity to explore the equatorial waters off the coast of...

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Wellness: Israel: Enabling Inspiration, Special Trips for Special Needs

by Janet Bein A native-born Israeli, Eli is a tall, broad-shouldered man, with a short, graying beard. He lives in the rural village of Benjamina (between Haifa and Tel Aviv), likes to wear jeans, and looks like...

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Culture: Peru: Andean High

by Janet Bein I didn’t really find what I was looking for in Peru until we reached the Andes. By that time, my husband and I had been in Peru for over a week. We were traveling...

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Inspiration: Italy: Toscana Mia

by Janet Bein, Young at Heart Diva When I first heard about Toscana Mia, a Bay Area–based group offering luxurious, customized tours of gorgeous Tuscany, Italy (with enticing names like “Live Like A Tuscan” and “Under Your...

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