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  • Asia: See the sights along the Mekong on a river cruise

    Asia: See the sights along the Mekong on a river cruise
    Explore rural life along the Mekong River on three-to-seven-night sailings between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia, aboard the Aqua Mekong, a new river expedition boat. The Red Savannah-coordinated tour offers shore...
  • 8 must-see destinations in Alaska by cruise ship

    8 must-see destinations in Alaska by cruise ship
    Cruise passenger Steve Trabun has sailed through Alaska's Inside Passage three times. And he can't wait to go again. "The scenery is spectacular, and the wildlife is amazing," said Trabun, who lives in Spokane, Wash., and enjoys sailing with Princess...
  • Five fabulous, flirty retreats for Valentine's Day

    Five fabulous, flirty retreats for Valentine's Day
    Are you in the mood for a luxury indulgence, a forested retreat or a polished urban sanctuary where you can hunker down with your loved one for Valentine's Day — or whenever? Here are some ideas for exotic, experiential and extravagant love nests....
  • Reader recommendation: L'Esplanade Hotel in Domme, France

    Last May, I spent several nights at the enchanting L'Esplanade Hôtel in the medieval town of Domme. Our room had a stunning 180-degree view of the Dordogne valley, as did the restaurant offering Périgord specialties prepared by the master chef-husband...
  • Easy dinner recipes: 3 fresh vegetable salads in 45 minutes or less

    Easy dinner recipes: 3 fresh vegetable salads in 45 minutes or less
    Make the most of all the great produce in season with these quick, fresh vegetable salad recipes, perfect for dinner tonight. BLD's fresh vegetable salad: BLD tosses its homemade dressing -- fresh, lightly herbal, sweetened with a touch of honey and...
  • California: Tour lets you step into shoes of Silicon Valley entrepreneur

    California: Tour lets you step into shoes of Silicon Valley entrepreneur
    If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park has just the tour for you. Of course, it's nearly $10,000, but that's small change to a digital wunderkind. The...
  • La Quinta Resort & Club is an oasis for human and dog

    La Quinta Resort & Club is an oasis for human and dog
    When it comes to pet travel, the Palm Springs area really knows how to throw a dog a bone. In fact, some people say hoteliers in the region are more likely to roll out the welcome mat for dogs than kids. I'm not sure about that, but during a weekend...
  • Easy (after) dinner recipes: Three sweet treats for Friday

    Easy (after) dinner recipes: Three sweet treats for Friday
    It's Friday. You've made it. Celebrate with these tempting dessert recipe ideas: Julienne's graham cracker chewy bars: These delicious little bars combine a dense graham cracker base with a velvety custard filling rich with brown sugar and chopped...
  • Reader recommendation: Hotel Dauphine St. Germain in Paris

    Our family has stayed at Hotel Dauphine St. Germain in Paris repeatedly during the last 12 years. We consider the St. Germain area, situated in the 6th arrondissement, the best, known for its shops, galleries and famous restaurants such as Café de Flore....
  • History at hand in Richmond, Calif.'s mellow Point Richmond

    History at hand in Richmond, Calif.'s mellow Point Richmond
    Point Richmond is a little-known, charming enclave within the far rougher city of Richmond, Calif., nestled a few blocks from the 580 Freeway and a massive Chevron oil refinery. It's a cool find for anyone looking for a mellow Bay Area weekend, with Marin...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Stir-fried beef, shrimp or chicken in an hour or less

    Easy dinner recipes: Stir-fried beef, shrimp or chicken in an hour or less
    When I'm looking for a fast dinner solution, I often turn to the wok. Food cooks so quickly over the high heat, flavors building as each ingredient is tossed in with the mix. Check out these quick ideas using beef, shrimp or chicken. Shaking beef salad:...