| Dec 14, 2013
So I made a point of not taking any Florida road trips on my recent vacation, odd behavior that qualifies as normal when a typical workweek involves putting a few hundred miles on the odometer.
When I returned last week, my email box was filled with...
| Feb 9, 2014
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO INDIANAPOLIS
From LAX, American and Delta offer nonstop service to Indianapolis; Southwest offers direct service (stop, no change of plane) and American, Southwest, Delta, Frontier, United and US Airways offer connecting...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Near twenty years have passed away
Since here I bid farewell
To woods and fields, and scenes of play,
And playmates loved so well….
From "My Childhood Home I See Again," by Abraham Lincoln, 1846
LINCOLN CITY, Ind. — Abe Lincoln...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:27 PM
A group of local retired women meets on a regular schedule to clean trash, algae and weeds from De Leon Springs at De Leon Springs State Park north of Deland.
in 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon began searching Florida for the fountain of...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:17 AM
The Winterfest Boat Parade may be the social event of the season, with restaurants and hotels, caterers and party hosts in a frenzy over last-minute logistics, light stringing and chardonnay buying, as well as the attendant celebrity of the newly named...
| Jan 19, 2014
Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas:
Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Ft. Mason, B201, San Francisco; (415) 561-4900 or...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:40 PM
MONTEREY BAY, Calif. — Along Highway 1 between Marina and Seaside, it's all roller-coastering sand dunes and chaparral. There the road cuts across Ft. Ord, where soldiers trained for almost every war the U.S. Army waged in the 20th century, as...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Despite the cold weather — and also because of it — thousands of people are grabbing their binoculars this winter and heading out to find bald eagles in Illinois.
Chances are better than ever they'll see scenes like the one Thursday near...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Welcome to Borrego Springs, Calif., population 3,400, in the middle of nowhere (actually, about 150 miles southeast of L.A.). Throw away the smartphone; this is a place to unplug. This designated Dark Sky Community offers breathtaking views of the stars...
| Jan 18, 2014
The South Florida Folk Festival may finally recover from Hurricane Wilma.
The festival ran annually from 1992 to 2005, when the hurricane flattened its venue at Easterlin Park in Oakland Park. An attempt at a revival in 2008 "sort of broke the bank,"...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Bobby Shriver on Tuesday will formally jump into the race for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, injecting the Kennedy-family mystique — and possibly some of his own wealth — into the contest to replace termed-out...