| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:21 AM
There’s nothing more refreshing than a free, or low-cost libation to launch a summer getaway to Florida or the Americas. Here are some toast-worthy offers to consider this season.
At Miami, South Beach And Vero Beach In Florida:
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs is working this summer on spiffing up its casitas, villas, spa suites, lobby, pool areas and even the lush landscaping on the grounds of the hotel, which opened in 1926.
The Waldorf Astoria property...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Isabelle Adjani was born in Paris, France, today in 1955. This birthday gal was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Adele Hugo in the 1975 film "The Story of Adele H". A mainstay in French cinema, Adjani's international...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
On a recent five-week journey to that incomparable sub-continent, India, I stayed at fourteen different accommodations.
Many were marbled mausoleums; some were undistinguished a place to put a toothbrush for the night; then there were those both unique...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:45 AM
To say Brando slept here is an understatement. In the 1960s, Marlon Brando bought the string of islets in French Polynesia known as Tetiaroa and made it his home. The Brando, an exclusive luxury resort accessible only by plane, opened Tuesday on the...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Oceanside rarely makes the list of best places for a Southern California beach getaway. This rough-around-the-edges town may not have the panache of La Jolla or the Rodeo Drive-ish allure of Newport Beach, but what it lacks in bells and whistles it...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 9:03 AM
For a while, hotels and resorts touted such perks as iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, and even use of free iPads. But some guests, weary of hours sitting in front of a computer/cell phone screen and being bombarded by texts, and emails, tweets and instagrams, seem...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Q: "My daughter gave me a birthday gift card worth $50 to a spa on the Silas Deane Highway in Rocky Hill. Several weeks ago, I tried calling to schedule an appointment and the phone was no longer in service. When I drove to the spa, the building space was...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Any craft-beer devotee will tell you the hardest thing about visiting a craft brewery is getting up to leave. Delaware's Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is encouraging more people to stay by going beyond the welcome mat to the spare bedroom — or 16....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Melanie Brown -- also known as Mel B and Scary Spice from her days with the Spice Girls -- and her husband, producer Stephen Belafonte, have bought a house in Hollywood Hills West for $4.34 million, public records show.
Built in 1928, the multi-level...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
Friendly Planet Travel has Panama Canal cruises on Princess Cruises as low as $999 per person double occupancy. An 11-night itinerary...