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  • Chic and classy Milan

    Chic and classy Milan
    They say that for every church in Rome, there's a bank in Milan. The economic success of postwar Italy can be attributed, at least in part, to this city of bankers, publicists and pasta power-lunchers. Even though I've been coming to Milan for a long...
  • Europe distilled: From bottled moonshine to sunshine

    Finishing dinner at Rome's Ristorante da Fortunato, my friend Stefano explains that his greatest joy is an after-dinner drink called grappa. I try my best to enjoy the local firewater and fail. Sipping the grappa, Stefano instructs me: "You must not be in...
  • History moves, but not always ahead

    The weekend past saw the centenary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand, with as consequence the First World War. The sequence of the events by which this happened has often been analyzed in the search for an answer to a much deeper...
  • A rare tie in women's Olympic downhill doubles the golden glow

    A rare tie in women's Olympic downhill doubles the golden glow
    SOCHI, Russia — The women's Olympic downhill at Rosa Khutor did not end Wednesday with American Julia Mancuso winning her fifth Olympic medal and second of these Games. It did not end with race favorite Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany winning her...
  • Rental car companies never stop trying to gouge you

    Rental car companies never stop trying to gouge you
    INNSBRUCK, Austria -- Car rental companies just hate it when you don't buy their overpriced collision damage waiver "insurance." No matter that you have coverage through your credit card, as many do, or that you bought the much cheaper coverage your...
  • Seniors on the Go: Notes from a European driving trip

    Seniors on the Go: Notes from a European driving trip
    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Don't ever think you're too old to rent a car and drive through Europe. You can't beat driving for catching all the interesting sights along the way and enjoying the many -- and usually inexpensive -- roadside restaurants. As...
  • Sochi Olympics: Julia Mancuso displays her Gamesmanship, wins bronze

    Sochi Olympics: Julia Mancuso displays her Gamesmanship, wins bronze
    SOCHI, Russia — Julia Mancuso knows that trying to catch Lindsey Vonn in World Cup victories is futile, like a baseball pitcher saying he wants to catch Cy Young. Mancuso and Vonn both are 29 and with Vonn leading by the World Cup score of 59 to...
  • Seniors on the Go: European trip final thoughts

    Seniors on the Go: European trip final thoughts
    Dateline: Home. The main take-away from my trip experience is that you can still find comfortable accommodations in smaller European cities for less than $100 a day and eat some great dinners for around $30 per person, including house wine, and lunches...
  • Sochi Olympics: Ted Ligety is looking for medal in giant slalom

    Sochi Olympics: Ted Ligety is looking for medal in giant slalom
    SOCHI, Russia¬†— Ted Ligety's biggest contribution to the Olympics so far has been helping teammate Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht win medals Ligety had a terrific trip Sunday down the super-giant slalom course except for one huge mistake between...
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • What's New in Germany, Hungary, and Austria for 2013

    Three countries with a rich heritage -- Germany, Hungary, and Austria -- each have a constantly evolving sightseeing scene. Here's the latest: Getting into the Reichstag, Berlin's parliament building (with its striking 155-foot-tall glass cupola), has...