| Feb 22, 2015
| 6:30 AM
I was excited to read Eddy Hartenstein's article on Antarctica to see whether the writer shared our views ["South of Everything," Feb. 15].
When I retired, my wife and I decided to visit both poles. In 2010, we traveled to Antarctica on the National...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:41 PM
Time is running out to get me your story of dating woe in time for my annual Looove Connection Valentine's Day column, which will run Sunday.
So far, I've heard about a date who was a disgusting slob, one who was a jerk about politics and a particularly...
| Feb 3, 2015
Within the last three weeks, British Airways has made two moves that will have a big impact on you U.S. travelers -- even if you don't ever visit Britain.
New Frequent Flyer Program. BA is following the lead of Delta and United in revising its...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Heathrow Airport, London, 1979. Bleary-eyed from our all-night flight from Miami, my wife and I ushered our three young sons onto the London underground. The Piccadilly Line was poised for the dash into central London. My journal description of this...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Two days after the attacks in France, the U.S. State Department updated its worldwide caution, replacing the one issued in October.
Because of U.S. strikes against Islamic State, the State Department says "there is an increased likelihood of reprisal...
| Jan 13, 2015
International travelers this year can expect to see some reductions in the usual red tape and general hassles. Some important gains are already in place, and others are coming.
Preclearance. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced last year that...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 8:50 AM
The Scottish nurse being treated for Ebola in a London hospital is now in a critical condition, doctors said Saturday.
A brief statement issued by the Royal Free Hospital said it was "sorry to announce that the condition of Pauline Cafferkey has...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Questions were being raised about Ebola screening measures at British airports after a Scottish nurse who was later diagnosed with the disease was allowed to board a flight from London to Glasgow.
Pauline Cafferkey, who is being treated for the deadly...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:34 PM
A healthcare worker who just returned from helping to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been confirmed as Scotland’s first case of the disease, officials said Monday.
The patient, a woman not identified by name, is being treated at the...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Mince pies, Christmas crackers, all those "Keep Calm and Jingle On" T-shirts — and now television.
This year, Americans can celebrate a very British Christmas without leaving their homes, much less braving Heathrow at the holidays.
In the U.S.,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Did torture make America safer? The conclusion of a Senate committee that investigated CIA interrogation of terrorism suspects is that it did not — that intelligence gained under duress stopped no imminent plots. But that is hotly disputed by...