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  • Loyal readers tell me where to go

    Loyal readers tell me where to go
    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...
  • Traveling to Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln State Park

    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...
  • Traveling to explore Lincoln's Indiana boyhood

    Traveling to explore Lincoln's Indiana boyhood
    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...
  • The mermaids of De Leon Springs keep it clean

    The mermaids of De Leon Springs keep it clean
    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...
  • Winterfest 2013: Pomp, circumstance and Capt. Morgan

    Winterfest 2013: Pomp, circumstance and Capt. Morgan
    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...
  • California national parks, monuments and sites

    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...
  • On a reconnaissance mission to Ft. Ord in Monterey Bay

    On a reconnaissance mission to Ft. Ord in Monterey Bay
    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...
  • Bald eagles' numbers soaring in Illinois

    Bald eagles' numbers soaring in Illinois
    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...
  • Borrego Springs offers desert daydreams, starry nights

    Borrego Springs offers desert daydreams, starry nights
    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...
  • South Florida Folk Festival: No longer blowin' in the wind?

    South Florida Folk Festival: No longer blowin' in the wind?
    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,"...
  • Bobby Shriver wants to shake things up on Board of Supervisors

    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...