This makes it very easy to plan your kosher vacation trip to Florida and find all your needs on one map including Minyan, kosher restaurants, kosher supermarkets, hotels and Mikvah all on the map in the area of your FL destination
A complete kosher food and dining listings for the entire state of Florida. The list includes Kosher Restaurants organized by meat restaurants, dairy restaurants and parve restaruants.
We worked very hard the past few weeks to make sure our Florida Jewish and Kosher Directory is up to date. We double checked listings, added kosher restaurants, edited the hours of operations and added web sites to listings.
May 15, 2016 | Kosher Travel Info
It happens EVERY Chol Hamoed. You get up early, Daven with the first Minyan come home, for a change the kids are dressed and ready to go. But the family can’t decide where to go and you spend two hours undecided. By the time you get into the car everyone is in a bad mood and the entire Yom Tov atmosphere is out the window. The big goods all had good will and decided not to fight but now had already all forgotten all their good intentions.
Does this sound familiar? Does your Chol Hamoed outing always ends in a stressful long day? Take some tips from me. I have been going places with my growing family for twenty years Bli Ein Horah.
Plan in Advance
Decide up front an appropriate outing or trip and stick to it. You can’t make everyone happy. But try to find a place that is balanced to the needs of your kids where everyone has a bit of what they enjoy.
Start Your Chol Hamoed Outing Early
I can’t say this enough! Be in the car AFTER DAVENING, no later than 8:30am! We used to go to the Bronx Zoo from Brooklyn. We were always members to Wildlife Conservation Society. We had unlimited access to all their zoos in NYC including the Aquarium. We would always go to Bronx Zoo very early. We had the best parking spots (you get a few parking passes with the membership) and we had no lines for their rides (the Monorail, Camel Rides, Bug Carousel, Chairlift ride, etc). We really enjoyed ourselves and when we left at around 1:30pm we could not believe the huge lines waiting to enter the zoo.
Get Home Early
You don’t have to be out all day. We plan most of our trips to be home no later than 7:00pm. We then sit down and eat a “Holiday Dinner” and the little kids still get to bed at a decent hour.
Make Sure You Have Plenty of Food
We hate to schlep. However, hungry kids are cranky kids and no sport. Everyone MUST eat breakfast before we go. We do not allow eating breakfast in the car. We also take along lots of finger foods or light snacks that are appetizing and appealing to the kids. Like cheese snacks. There is also plenty of cut up carrots and other veggies for the teenagers on diet. We shy away from heavy sugary items.
The Cheaper the Better
This is the second most important tip on where to go on Chol Hamoed. I have proven this over and over again. The kids are not happier based on how much you spend on your Passover or Sukkoth Chol Hamoed outing or trip. We used to go to Great Escape, The Safari and other expensive places. The first problem is that the driving is always very long. Are we there yet? By the time you get there, everyone is already on everyone’s nerves. Then you have huge lines to get in. That you have huge lines for each ride. And you start thinking, is what I spend so much money for?
When our finances were tight, we used to go to FREE places. We once took a few balls and went to Central Park. We hiked around the pond, played ball, climbed the stones on the hills and everyone was very happy.
Another year, we paid for membership at The Bronx Zoo. Yes, it is one large purchase, but it was a long Chol Hamoed and we went back EVERY DAY. We went very early, enjoyed the best exhibits and rides, left at 1:00pm just when the lines started.
Stay Calm, Cool and above All, Smile
This is the most important tip to have a pleasant day and a memorable Oneg Yom Tov. If this is the only thing you will pick up from this article, you will have a great Yom Tov and happay holiday.
There will always be tension around the holidays. Dad might be in a bad mood because he did not pay the mortgage yet but does not know how to share his feelings (sounds familiar?), Mom might be upset because she did not get the diamond bracelet she hinted dad she likes since Chanukah, and if you have teenage girls, forget it. There will always be one person in a bad mood that will try (unwillingly) to bring down the rest of the family.
Just remember, it is up to each you to stay calm. Ignore bad barbs thrown your way and just smile. If the kids spill soft drinks in the car, don’t let it spoil your entire day. Just smile. The kids will not remember the spilled drinks; they will remember the yelling or the smiles. It is to you to have them memorable memories and not hate you for the rest of their lives.
So take these simple tips from a family that has done it all and above all, enjoy the Holiday. Keep in mind that on Pesach it is a Mitzvah to be happy. Vesumachto Bechgecho is a Mitzvah from our holy Torah. Yes, I know that it is not always easy with all the kids not in school, etc. But please remember to keep calm, cool and always smiling.
April 11, 2016 | Kosher Travel Info
41st Street Deli” has recently been added to the list of establishments certified by Kosher Miami, The Vaad HaKashrus of Miami-Dade.
41st Street Deli is located behind Ocean Bank, entrance from the parking lot, at 509B Arthur Godfrey Road in Miami Beach.
Deli sandwiches and salads served fresh daily. Also serving “juicy and succulent” brisket and Montreal meat. Meat is “home” marinated and smoked. Catering is available for office and small parties. For the full contact info including address and phone number, see the listing right here on Kosher Travel Info:
May 1, 2015 | Kosher Travel Info
ShopRite Stores with Kosher Sections
ShopRite together with its parent company is the largest retailer owed cooperative in the United States and the largest employer in New Jersey.
The reason I like ShopRite is because they really deliver value top their communities. They try to buy local produce and their buyers know what each communities need. A good example are all the ShopRite stores in Jewish neighborhoods with Kosher Deli’s under Rabbinical supervision. More about that later.
ShopRite is also more than just a national supermarket chain. Most Shoprite stores have multiple departments including pharmacy, butcher, bakery, photo development, wine & liquor and flowers. And they stock what the locals need and buy. The Shoprite near Monsey, NY for example, has a very good flower shop. And they are always extra prepared before each major Jewish holiday. So the managers do know what goes on around in their communities.
ShopRite stores in Jewish communities are very good stocked with kosher items including kosher meat. Most ShopRite stores in these areas will have (almost) everything the Jewish kosher consumer might need. The focus of this article is about Kosher Deli services at some ShopRite branches. We are adding each ShopRite store that has a kosher section to our kosher database, but we wanted to share with our readers a list of all ShopRite stores that has a full service kosher deli. We are listing them right here below. Please keep in mind that this listing can change anytime.
March 21, 2014 | Kosher Travel Info
There are lots of Kosher & Jewish Travel “Blogs” that try to market themselves as a Jewish Travel Guide or Kosher Travel Guide. But in reality, most of them are just blogs. They are not guides at all. What they do is post blogs and bloat them with tags and keywords related to Jewish Travel and Kosher Travel.
We truly feel that Kosher Travel Info is a real Kosher & Jewish Travel Guide. What sets us apart? To answer the question I need to give a bit feedback on how I started Kosher Travel Info.
Way back in 2002 I had to travel a lot for the company I worked for. They send me at one point to Duseldorf, Germany for more than a week. Since I am Orthodox, I eat only kosher and at least try to Daven with a Minyan whenever possible. While preparing for my travel, I realized that besides for the regular logistics like airline tickets and the like, a Jewish kosher traveler is in need of the following four religious / logistical services:
- Minyan: A Jewish Orthodox Synagogue or Shul to go Daven
- Kosher Food: Kosher restaurants and/or Kosher grocery stores, etc.
- Mikvah: Kosher Mikvah when needed
- Lodging: Hotels or rentals near a Minyan so that you can walk to Shul on Shabbath
At the time, there was much less Jewish and Kosher websites catering to Frum Orthodox travelers. However, there were already a few, and they were quiet helpful for my needs. Two of them are:
- Go Daven, a service listing Minyunim all over the world
- Shamesh Kosher Database, a service listing kosher restaurants and other kosher establishments all over the world
In fact, both of them have improved a lot since then when they were both still simple websites with very simple navigation and page layout. I will forever be grateful to Go Daven and Shamesh Kosher Database for I have used their services extensively over the years.
At that time, an idea popped in my head: why not create a single kosher and Jewish website that is a guide and directory for all these four services (Minyan, Kosher Food, Hotels near Shuls and Mikvah) plus more. And this is how Kosher Travel Info was born.
And here you got it. We are not just a blog that is posting articles related to kosher and Jewish travel. We are an actual global kosher guide and directory. Our goal is to help you find a Minayn, Kosher Food, Mikvah and Hotels near Minyan. At the same time we hope to add other travel related guides and directories including car rental listings, airport information and more.
We recently updated our website to be more user friendly. We changed the layout so that it now works well on any screen size including tablets and mobile devices and added the ability for site visitors to quickly add a kosher listing.
We thank our site visitors for checking out our Jewish travel guide and hope to have you for many more years as we continue to add more kosher listings and update our site.
January 24, 2014 | Kosher Travel Info
The Toronto, Ontario Jewish and Kosher directory has been updated with multiple listings.
- We added lots of new Kosher restaurants in Toronto
- We added Minyan and Synagogues in Toronto
- We will add Mikvah listings for the Metro Toronto area
- We will add Hotels and Lodging options in the Metro Toronto, Canada area
To visit the Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Jewish and Kosher Directory, please click the link below:
January 3, 2014 | Kosher Travel Info
Kosher Travel Info only lists Minyan, Food and Mikvah listings that are kosher by Jewish Orthodox standards.
Happy Hanukkah from Kosher Travel Info
Kosher Travel Info would like to wish all our site visitors and everyone else a very happy Hanukkah.
May the festival of lights bring joy and inspiration to all of us.
This year (Hanukkah 2013) begins in the evening of Wednesday, November 27 and ends in the evening of Thursday, December 5.
Chanukah is a time when we celebrate the victory of the weak over the strong, the few of the many. May we always be strong and protect the weak. May we always have the freedom to practice our religion in peace.
November 27, 2013 | Kosher Travel Info