| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:28 PM
BORA BORA, French Polynesia — It was just after 6 a.m. when the sound of a ship's horn awakened us. My husband, Jeff, and I looked at each other sleepily, then scrambled to our knees so we could look out the window above our bed. There it was in all...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
ABOARD THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEER IN WESTERN CANADA — The land, baronial and steep, dwarfs this 20-car train as it snakes through the wilderness.
Go ahead, smudge your nose up against the wide windows. Slip outside into the warm, pine-scented vestibule...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Anna Maria Island -- a slender 7-mile slip of Gulf sand balanced atop the crooked crab claw of north Longboat Key -- is a slow-motion kind of place.
Sit a spell and taste the brine of the sea air as it bites softly at the back of your throat. Kick off...
| May 26, 2013
BORA BORA, French Polynesia
It was just after 6 a.m. when the sound of a ship's horn awakened us. My husband, Jeff, and I looked at each other sleepily, then scrambled to our knees so we could look out the window above our bed. There it was in all its...
| 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...
| Jul 7, 2013
Oh, the joy of being a dog. Especially a dog with wealthy parents, um, I mean owners.
More than a decade has passed since luxury hotels began throwing welcome parties for platinum-card-carrying pet owners .
But with pets a $50-billion-a-year industry,...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Two halves of the same turtle's arm bone were discovered almost 200 years apart, according to a new study.
A fossil miracle? Totally.
"When two pieces of a fossil fit together, they fit perfectly like a puzzle piece," said Jason Schein, an...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Scientists have found a 20-foot whale that can dive an astonishing 1.8 miles beneath the ocean - a record for a mammal.
The record was reported this week in the journal Plos One.
The miraculous, extreme-diving whale is known as Cuvier's beaked whale...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:21 AM
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| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Supporters of Broward Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar plan a dinner in his honor on Sunday.
It’s a cocktails and dinner party at the New York Yankee Steak House at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek. The event is only open to the leaders of the...