Q: My 18-year-old daughter recently flew from Portland, Oregon, to Jacksonville, Florida, connecting through Atlanta. Her flight on Delta Air Lines was delayed more than three hours into the wee hours of the morning.
When she arrived home, a book with sentimental value, which she had been given for graduation, was gone from her luggage. Also ...Read more
Forget the latest theme park attractions. How about a farm tour or cooking lesson on your next trip to Orlando?
OK, maybe not, though Grande Lakes Orlando, home to the Ritz-Carlton and the JW Marriott, does both and JW Marriott Executive Chef Jadan Sheive points to the popularity of the resort's new ...Read more
Europe is a treasure chest of great cultural monuments. But it's also a continent filled with natural beauty -- often overlooked by tourists sprinting from sight to sight, or searching for the perfect souvenir. I've found that a day biking in the great outdoors can be just as culturally fulfilling as time spent in a great church or art gallery. ...Read more
Former "Top Chef" winner Kristen Kish was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Michigan, by her adoptive parents and has called Boston, Massachusetts home for the past decade. In the new Travel Channel series "36 Hours," she and former pro soccer player Kyle Martino explore culinary experiences in cities such as Berlin, Barcelona and ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Walk the floor of the D23 Disney fan expo, which was held this month in Anaheim, and the biggest storyline was clear. Two of the largest exhibits were dedicated to the Disney parks -- one a look back at 60 years of Disney history and one a look forward, a preview of the Shanghai Disneyland in development and an "Avatar"-...Read more
Lancaster isn't the only place you can sleep in a train car. There's also the Caboose Motel at the Titusville and Oil Creek Railroad in Northwest Pennsylvania, converted Pullman cars in Chattanooga, Tenn., and a clutch of caboose motels in the Pacific Northwest.
The website railfanmotels.com offers lodging tips for train buffs (motels located ...Read more
STRASBURG, Lancaster County -- Parents instinctively want to re-create their favorite childhood memories for their own children. When we adopted our son, now 5, he arrived with an innate love of trains that reflected and even outpaced my own childhood devotion to all things railroad. It was only a matter of time before we retraced my childhood ...Read more
In the heart of Santa Barbara's wine country, the California town of Los Alamos is slow to awaken in the mornings. It's quiet along Bell Street, the main drag lined with vintage storefronts clustered around a flagpole. But at lunchtime, doors swing open, corks pop and local eateries come to life.
You might think this quirky spot was once a cow ...Read more
The Promise of ProvencePatricia Sands
Fifty, suddenly divorced and alone, can be an opportunity to begin something better than you ever dreamed … see for yourself … Life often changes when we least expect it and that’s what this story is all about. After a year of heartbreak, Katherine Price impulsively agrees to a home ...
If you ever plan to motor west,
Travel my way, take the highway that's the best,
Get your kicks on Route 66.
-- Bobby Troup
I'm rocketing down a two-lane country road outside Amarillo, Texas, in the sidecar of a Russian army motorcycle. It's nearly midnight, and we're blasting through the hot, dry Panhandle darkness in search of a man named ...Read more
Whether you take to the skies to get to a much anticipated once in a lifetime vacation destination or flight is a required and routine component of your professional commitments, air travel is taxing on your body.
Of course, the most common complaint from travelers is jet lag. But a disrupted sleep cycle isn’t the only change your body ...Read more
Q: Our son William died in an automobile accident in May. The time following this tragedy was taken up with grief, with us attempting to reconcile and resolve his personal affairs. In June, I found evidence that our son and his girlfriend had airline reservations with Allegiant for round-trip travel from Orlando to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky ...Read more
Hello, Autumn! No, not the season, though we are less than a month away from my favorite season, but Autumn the beautiful, slightly over two pounds Harris Hawk, who lands on my gloved arm. She's actually named Fomhar (Gaelic for autumn).
Geographically small but culturally rich, Florence is home to some of the greatest art and architecture in the world. I've been there more times than I can count, and with each visit, I'm reminded that I've barely scratched the surface of all it has to offer.
In this city of noble and elegant facades, inspirational sights are everywhere you ...Read more
One of the first supermodels, Carol Alt graced the covers of numerous fashion magazines, as well as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Since then, she has parlayed her modeling into a career in films, television and books. In her latest self-help book -- "A Healthy You: Boost Your Energy, Live Cleaner, and Look and Feel Younger Every Day" (...Read more
The sign on the front porch of the Old Sautee Store is clear. "Don't feed the wampus," it reads on the side of a latched box maybe the size of a small pet carrier. Inside is supposed to be a mythical creature called a wampus. Some call it a wampus cat. In any case, it's a big, furry critter, and all I see is its long scraggly tail as I peer into...Read more
Many times while traveling Wisconsin's Great River Road, I've passed a plain brown "Rustic Road" sign along a narrow gravel lane just north of Maiden Rock.
Just a warning to avoid another shock-absorber-killing country road, I'd thought.
I couldn't resist.
This spring, I followed that Rustic Road sign near the intersection of Hwy. 35 and ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The sun doesn't shine here, but it used to.
A path made of old, cracking wood leads into a dark tunnel. The air is dusty, the lighting dim and the brick walls crumbling.
This ancient underground is part of Sacramento's history and is open for tours.
The Old Sacramento Underground Tours, started six years ago by city ...Read more
To mark the state's 1959 centennial, Oregon issued auto license plates bearing the motto "Pacific Wonderland," and justifiably so. Oregon's 362 miles of oceanfront is a sea-stacked, highway-winding, sailor-challenging, tourist-pleasing coastline to rival any in the world for scenic beauty. Where rocky capes don't jut into pounding surf, ...Read more
Culturally sophisticated Toronto deserves its reputation as a cool urban environment that offers tourists a wide range of sizzling hot attractions. The hip Ontario capital offers wonderful museums, sports centers, great eateries, fabulous shopping and a full calendar of appealing events year round.
And, year round, regardless of prevailing ...Read more
Q: I was supposed to fly to Heathrow last night on United Airlines, but the airline wouldn't let me on because of my hearing service dog, Aubie. I'm so upset.
Per its website, last week I called United about Aubie and was told I could either send the airline all her international passport information before the flight or bring the paper copy to...Read more
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