Nancy Helms probably owns a better camera with a bigger lens than yours. When she's not home in Midlothian, Va., near Richmond, she's probably here, in Huntington Beach State Park, aiming her Canon at something.
I slept in one of Don Arcangelo all'Olmo's bedrooms, floating as if in a dream between Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea. Don Arcangelo all' Olmo, or L'Olmo, as he is affectionately referred to, is actually a villa located near the town of Taormina on Sicily's east coast. It's been in the same family for generations (since the 1700s). The current owners opened their home to paying guests, when L'Olmo joined an exclusive club in The Thinking Traveller's collection of 200 villas in Sicily, Puglia, and the Ionian and Sporades islands.
A 94-year-old former Auschwitz concentration camp guard has been sentenced to five years in prison after a German court found him guilty as an accessory to the murder of more than 170,000 people, most of them Jews.
When Disney bought the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas, there were ulterior motives beyond films and merchandise. Exhibit A: Disney's Hollywood Studios, where the iconic sci-fi franchise has invaded all corners of the Orlando, Fla., theme park in an insurrection dubbed "Star Wars Awakens."
Northern California boasts alfresco wine-tasting venues aplenty, but the most memorable way to sample merlot in the great outdoors is aboard a sailboat. And the Chardonnay II, anchored in Santa Cruz Harbor, is a grand vessel for a seafaring, wine-tasting adventure. At sunset, yet.
You wouldn't think that a mellow town such as Hilo, a Hawaiian-style community - and the rainiest place in Hawaii - could brag on much in the way of passion and betrayal. But that's what the movie director, the one I bumped into at a film festival party, said he wanted.
Even before Walt Disney Co. opened Euro Disneyland outside Paris in 1992, French intellectuals called the park a "cultural Chernobyl," workers protested the Disney dress code and neighbors complained that the park's train whistles provoked their dogs to bark and geese to honk.
OAKLAND, Calif.-As East Bay tourism heats up, Oakland International Airport is making changes to serve the growing number of travelers to the area and boost its passenger count and role as a major gateway for the Bay Area travel market.
Buongiorno, my hundreds of fellow tourists crowding the Trevi Fountain on this bright spring day. Doesn't it look magnificent? Isn't it grand? Aren't you happy to be the first high-season tourists to see the place again without scaffolding? The baroque fountain was recently closed for 17 months while it was cleaned, scrubbed, repaired and restored to the glory intended by sculptor Salvi when he began carving it in 1762.
It’s generally accepted that New Orleans is unlike any other American city. Where else will you find people willingly boarding buses marked “Cemeteries”? Where else will voodoo priests and priestesses be lauded as rock stars, their graves decorated with floral tributes? What other city deifies its sinners and names its football team the Saints?
A few months ago, the nation’s three major airlines quietly tweaked their fare rules. The result? Travelers encountered notably higher prices for certain multicity round-trips (visiting several cities by plane) and open-jaw trips (flying into one city, traveling to another by, say, car or train, then flying home from that city).
Heartland Credit Union president Garth Strand talks about the Hutchinson-based credit union's planned new branch at 37th and Maize in west Wichita. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project took place on June 24 (Bryan Horwath/Wichita Eagle.
Heartland CU breaks ground for new Wichita branch
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"Problem properties" an increasing issue for local law enforcement