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Jewish Travel companies can help you plan a vacation that takes your and your family's Jewish needs and wants into consideration - from kosher dining to religious observance.

Not all travel companies have information about Jewish museums, Jewish historical and cultural sites, and synagogues in the place of your destination. In contrast, some Jewish Travel companies can help you plan a trip that focuses on Jewish heritage. One company, European Jewish Tours, offers guided tours of European Jewish history and heritage. Thus, you can visit "Jewish London" rather than just London.

Jewish Travel companies can help you plan your trip around a simcha (lifecycle celebration). Bar Bat Mitzvah Tours has a variety of trips, to places such as Israel, Europe and Africa, that include a bar or bat mitzvah celebration on the itinerary. The company offers free airfare, hotels, touring and meals to the bar or bat mitvah child.

Jewish singles trips, such as those offered by Jewish Routes, are a fun way to meet other Jews from around the world who are in a similar position, but who you probably would not have met in your day-to-day life. Deb's Jewish Adventures offers two types of trips for Jewish Singles. "Tushytoner Adventures" are physically challenging trips, while "Cushytushy Adventures" include primarily leisure and cultural activities.

is a popular time to take a vacation, given that staying at home means a lot of scrubbing and cooking. Some Jewish Travel companies offer special Passover vacation deals. Afikoman Tours offers Passover vacations in luxury resorts, and PassoverVacations.com offers Kosher for Passover vacations in the sun of Southwest America and the Islands. In a similar spirit, information about Sukkot vacation ideas can be found on sites such as TotallyJewishTravel.com.

It isn't always easy to keep kosher on the road. With Global Explorers, you can go on an African Safari or an Alaskan Wildlife Experience, and enjoy Glatt Kosher meals at the same time. Likewise, Kosher Cruises invites you to experience some of the most exciting parts of the globe while enjoying superb Glatt Kosher cuisine.

In addition to all of the above, Jewish Travel companies can provide information about the local eruv (Shabbat fence), mikvot (ritual baths), synagogues, and Shabbat times.

So before starting to plan your next vacation, it is worthwhile to surf through some Jewish Travel sites.

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~ Lisa Katz

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