| Nov 17, 2013
Since the publication of "The Da Vinci Code," book research for bestselling author Dan Brown has become an act of subterfuge and judicious disguise.
To write his new novel, "Inferno," which involves chase sequences and clue-deciphering set in Italy's...
| Nov 4, 2013
Dear Amy: I am currently living with a roommate. We've lived together for eight months now, and I'm not happy with how things have turned out. We get along really well. It's just that now I am paying all the bills — rent, groceries, gas, etc.
| Nov 13, 2013
North Atlantic eclipse
In recent years, travelers in search of a total eclipse of the sun have had to scurry to places as far away as the Gobi Desert or Madagascar. The Great Canadian Travel Co. has a trip somewhat closer to home for the next eclipse,...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Mary Finch Hoyt
Press secretary to Rosalynn Carter
Mary Finch Hoyt, 89, White House press secretary to former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, died Oct. 17 in Washington, according to Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo. She had cancer, the Washington...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Question: I am a single woman, and none of my single friends has the money to take a vacation. And my married friends want to travel with their spouses. Yet everything I see is geared for two. I don't want to have a stranger as my roommate at a resort, on...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Disney Cruise Line’s first ship, the Disney Magic, relaunched Oct. 25 after undergoing a massive overhaul that included new spaces and characters, most notably Marvel’s Avengers, and re-imagined areas for all ages.
“Each of our ships...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The cruise industry packs a big economic punch in South Florida, home to two of the world's busiest cruise ports — PortMiami (No. 1) and Port Everglades (No. 3). And the second-busiest seaport, Port Canaveral, is just a few hours away by car....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
DALLAS — The city's official commemoration event, "The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy," will be Nov. 22 in Dealey Plaza and includes historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough reading excerpts from some of...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:04 PM
The head of the National Transportation Safety Board chastised federal regulators Thursday for lax oversight of the tour bus and commercial trucking industry, citing in particular a deadly San Bernardino County bus crash in which the driver lost control,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:18 PM
You probably aren't entitled to much flexibility from a cruise line if you cancel a trip several days before the ship sails.
Unless, that is, you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer, in which case you'd think a cruise line or any business...
| Nov 15, 2013
Malgorzata Palka's daughter was her "life mission" — a beautiful, artistic child whose frequent illnesses led the family to leave Poland for Germany over worry about the aftereffects of the Chernobyl meltdown.
When Justyna Palka eventually came...