| Jun 29, 2014
Elias Boudinot loved Harriet Gold, and Harriet loved Elias. In June 1824, 190 years ago this month, the Georgia man wrote a letter to the Cornwall woman asking her to marry him. She wrote back to say yes.
But Harriet didn't tell anyone her happy news...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:17 PM
It was a chilly, rainy afternoon when my husband and I boarded the Viking Freya in Budapest, Hungary, for an eight-day cruise along the Danube River to Nuremberg, Germany. After arriving from the U.S. a few days earlier to tour the city, we finally had...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Calling something a feel-good film always feels like a pejorative, so let's just say that after seeing "Land Ho!" you are very likely to feel a good deal better.
This rather unassuming film is a bit like an amiable Iceland travelogue with plentiful...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
Norwegian Cruise Line has become the latest cruise operator to prohibit smoking on stateroom balconies.
The Miami-based cruise line announced the update to its smoking policy Wednesday; changes go into effect Nov. 1.
In addition to the balcony ban,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:40 PM
HARTFORD - A $4 million grant to the Connecticut Science Center and another $2.2 million for the Mark Twain House & Museum head up an impressive list of state funding proposals for cultural institutions that are expected to win approval Friday.
| Aug 2, 2014
Travelers lay a lot of groundwork for summer vacations by researching locations, airfares and the best hotel deals, Consumer Reports notes. But planning how to stay healthy (and what to do if they get sick) usually isn't part of their preparation....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:16 PM
How to make your next trip the most rewarding (in credit-card points), with the least risk (check the insurance) and the fewest hidden fees (at hotels and resorts).
The best returns from flight and hotel rewards credit cards, according to a new survey...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Angry former cruise ship passengers, including one who said she was raped by a ship employee and a woman who blamed inadequate shipboard medical care for her mother's death, are calling on lawmakers to impose tighter restrictions on the industry to...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:55 AM
The world's largest cruise line said Tuesday that it will no longer let guests smoke on cabin balconies.
A spokesman for Carnival Cruise Lines said the new rule, which goes into effect on Oct. 9 across the fleet, is "in response to the preferences of...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:17 PM
It's not too late to get a deal on a cruise vacation for summer or fall. Cruise lines use yield management — increasing or (in this case) decreasing a price in response to demand, among other factors — to fill their cabins, so some of the best...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Two Santa Barbara men have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 62-year-old homeless woman earlier in the week, police said Thursday.
Juan Carlos Herrera Romero, 30, and his cousin Gabino Andres Grande Romero, 26, were arrested on...