HUZZAH! There may be 21st-century LED holiday lights all over Boston, but we've time-traveled back to 1773 -- Dec. 16, 1773 to be exact -- the night that literally changed the course of American history. Welcome to the Boston Tea Party.
In the historic Sicilian town of Taormina, Aldo Valerio greets us like friends he hasn't seen in a long while, with effusive hugs and kisses. But we're strangers who've only corresponded a few times via email.
I hate waiting in long lines.
Just 272 words. President Lincoln spoke for only two minutes Nov. 19, 1863 when he delivered those 272 words -- The Gettysburg Address. At the time, no one expected the speech to be a big deal.
For once, you're not going to worry about having enough beds over the holidays. Even better, you won't have to wash never-ending loads of towels or piles of dishes. And you'll have plenty of guidance planning activities.
Want to be king of winter for a day? Step right up would-be Ice Queens, too. "Really fun," said Rebecca Hopeck visiting with her 6-year-old daughter at the top of Keystone Mountain in Colorado.