Each year, millions of Jewish people throughout the world celebrate their being freed from Egyptian slavery by keeping Kosher traditions - and heading out on Passover vacations.
Kosher vacations are especially popular during the Passover season and there are numerous destinations thoughout the world that offer unique holiday getaways. There are even travel companies that specialize in Kosher and Passover vacations, allowing travelers to celebrate Pesach meals and Glatt Kosher cusine. Destinations vary from Wyoming Wild West Dude Ranches to Costa Rican holidays to Mayan Resorts and even cruises to Russia, the Caribbean or Alaska.
If you dream of vacationing in the wild wild west, riding your trusty horse through rugged terrain, heading toward mountain passes as you explore America's western frontier, then returning back to the ranch for a down home meal - yet you've always hesitated because of your Kosher traditions, then consider spending one of your 11 day Passover vacations at the Wild West Dude Ranch near Cody, Wyoming.
The Wild West Dude Ranch is located 26 miles from Yellowstone National Park and shares its rugged Rocky Mountain beauty. If you arrive on Friday, you'll be just in time to prepare to celebrate Shabbat. During your stay, you and your family will be treated to a wild west style Passover celebration that you'll be sure to remember for years to come.
If riding horses through rugged mountains and smelling like a campfire isn't quite your style, then perhaps a luxurious stay at the Fairmont Mayakoba on the Mayan Riviera is more appealing. The Fairmont Mayakoba is located on the Mayan Riviera, in Mexico and offers visitors a 5 diamond resort experience. The Fairmont Mayakoba resort is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and it shows in your total vacation experience.
Guests of the resort will be able to feast on Three Glatt Kosher Gourmet Meals a Day, celebrate 2 complete Seders (with a community or family seder option) and even participate in onsite synagogues and religious services. This is in addition to the other activities that the resort offers, such as golf, tennis, water activities, hiking and, of course, spending time with your family.
Of course, one of the ultimate Passover vacations is a journey to the homeland - visiting the Ramat Rachel Hotel in Jerusalem. The hotel is a luxurious resort a short drive from the heart of old Jerusalem and keeps with the Israeli tradition of hospitality and and service. Ramat Rachael amenities include a spa, country club, sports center, and even a permanent synagogue with its own ark and flexible seating arrangements.
So if you and your family want to celebrate Passover in Israel, then the Ramat Rachael is an excellent choice.
Wherever you might choose to celebrate your Passover vacations, there is one thing to keep in mind as you make your plans. It's not where you celebrate, but that you're surrounded by your family and friends...that you don't forget the reason for the traditions and the history involved in the celebration of Passover.