| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Adorable Hank, “The Ballpark Pup,” arrived aboard a jet at his new home in Milwaukee on Sunday.
The Milwaukee Brewers announced on their website that Hank, a stray dog found wandering the team’s spring camp in Phoenix on Feb. 17, is...
| Feb 16, 2014
When talent agent Elizabeth Geddes spotted Ron Vasser at a Chicago country-western bar in 1994, she remembered her first reaction: "Who is that guy in a DGA jacket who has not hired my actors?"
"DGA" stands for Directors Guild of America. And...
| Oct 19, 2013
With Halloween around the corner, it's fitting that this week's destination has a bit of the devil in its history.
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park (floridastateparks.org/devilsmillhopper), just a few miles northwest of Gainesville, is a 120-...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Another Broken Egg Cafe opens Feb. 10 in Winter Park Village with events to raise money for three local nonprofits. The restaurant will have seating for 100 inside and an additional 71 seats on the outdoor, covered patio which will be dog friendly for...
| Oct 13, 2013
A horse the size of a German shepherd may sound like something found only in the enchanted world of "My Little Pony." But miniature horses are real — and Lunar, Mystery, Turnabout and Jenella of Mane in Heaven have some powers of their own.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Most people look at moving as a headache. Diane Laney Fitzpatrick looks at it as comic fodder.
Fitzpatrick is a serial mover who has packed up her household and relocated nine no, 10 times in 25 years. She chronicled her experiences with her...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Free is good.
Free is really good for traveling families when it's something you want — say free kids admission to SeaWorld, as opposed to something you won't likely use like kids-eat-free from the kids' menu. (Don't you hate those promotions?)...
| Oct 6, 2013
APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS — Dozens of black-and-yellow squirrel monkeys scampered around us, some running above on high ropes, others swooping in close to us as we walked.
This was one of the many delights of the Apenheul, a primate park in rural...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Has it struck you that skiing has become a preposterously expensive family pastime? With lift tickets close to $100 a day, plus ski school, rentals, food and accommodations, it's not unheard of to spend $1,500 a day for a family of four, and that's...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Mark Twain knew what he was talking about in a Tribune interview 127 years ago, discussing the virtues of the upper Mississippi River. The big river around Hannibal, Mo., where he grew up, is less interesting, less scenic, he said,...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Who knew Bill Gates was such a nifty Reddit user?
The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder took to Reddit recently to partake in the online community's Secret Santa Exchange. Gates was matched up with Reddit user NY1227, otherwise known...