| Mar 30, 2013
A remarkable bird is the pelican; his beak can hold more than his belly can.
Standing two feet away from a gorgeous brown pelican perched on a piling on the fishing pier in Cedar Key (cedarkey.org), I wished that something more meaningful would have...
| Oct 5, 2013
It's the season for ghost hunting and there are numerous destinations that offer potential encounters with departed souls.
Put these haunted stops on your itinerary, if the spirit moves you.
The Florida House Inn, Fernandina Beach (floridahouseinn....
| Sep 25, 2010
"No gentleman whose clothing or breath is tainted with the fumes of strong drink or tobacco should ever enter the presence of ladies."
And so my education in Gilded Age etiquette begins. That's one of the many pearls of wisdom that accompany the...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 10:30 AM
In the list of favorite things here in Postcards land, food and wine rank close to the top, along with the ever-popular "road trip that requires a day out of the office."
All of those elements come together Friday through next Sunday at the 5th Annual...
| Jul 25, 2013
One great thing about a hotel restaurant named The Lobby is that it's easy to find.
The great thing about this particular Lobby, the soaring space inside the Peninsula Chicago Hotel, is that Lee Wolen, brought on as chef de cuisine last year, has turned...
| Jun 13, 2013
Summer is the sweet season for restaurants. Fresh produce is abundant, daylight lasts longer and restaurants are busier and bigger (with the addition of outdoor seats) than at any other time of the year.
So once again I'm trotting out my Summer Eating...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:04 PM
BURLINGTON, Vt. — There was a McDonald's downtown in Vermont's largest city for years, but then Vermont's largest city decided it didn't want McDonald's anymore. So the McDonald's closed.
A McDonald's closing. Who's ever heard of such a thing?...
| Mar 25, 2013
Controller Wendy Greuel pulled off a surprising coup last week when she secured the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor despite an acknowledgment by many labor leaders that they feel closer philosophically to her opponent, Councilman...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Though we are a nation of summer travelers, that season isn't necessarily the best time to explore.
"I would argue Europe is better in the shoulder seasons," said Amy Farley, news editor at Travel + Leisure and author of the magazine's "Trip Doctor"...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:31 PM
DENVER — One of the benefits of vacationing at the nation's largest beer festival is the expectation that you will drink beer. Such expectation allows shaking off politeness, decorum and that ever-nagging "responsibility" to head directly to a bar...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:38 PM
NEW YORK — Sorry, but I've heard that Brooklyn is over. You can get your hipster mustache waxed; just don't do it in Brooklyn. You wouldn't go to Seattle now, would you? If you wanted to visit the American community of the moment, you would visit,...