| Mar 17, 2013
Perched on the Pacific Ocean roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Cambria is charming — full of local boutiques, not chain stores; fresh, inventive restaurants, no McDonald's in sight; art galleries, studios and a series of small-...
| Dec 23, 2012
Not long after she came home to find her entire front yard raked by an anonymous Samaritan, Alisa Blanchette buckled her four children into the car and headed toward the McDonald's in Manteno.
We're going to do something nice for someone else, she told...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:35 PM
XIAMEN, China — Forget everything you think you know about Chinese food when you travel to mainland China. Even if orange chicken is on the menu, it won't look or taste anything like the sweet, gooey, fried stuff you're used to picking up at your...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Long ago I had one of those "choose-your-own adventure" books based on a James Bond movie, and I made bad choices; the poor British spy kept getting consumed in a vat of molten lava, impaled on a bunch of spiky things or became an appetizer for...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Located in northeastern Italy, the Dolomites have been called the most beautiful mountains on earth, and certainly they are among the most dramatic. They offer some of the best alpine thrills in Europe, whether you want to stay firmly planted on the...
| Dec 19, 2012
Coffee is now good for you. According to a research study, it may help prevent Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's, stroke and dementia as well as help you live a little longer. But java lovers know this: Another study says that drinking three or more cups of...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Many Baltimoreans declare that their morning commute only becomes bearable when tuned into the crazy antics of WWMX-FM morning radio host Reagan Warfield. He regularly interviews world-famous celebrities and rock stars and banters with a widespread...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:41 PM
You might think that customers buying their lunch at McDonald’s would order meals with fewer calories if someone handed them a slip of paper reminding them that women should eat no more than 650 calories at lunchtime and men should not exceed 800...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:34 PM
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Canary Islands — These islands are Europe's Florida: a subtropical climate, sandy beaches edged with palms, even theme parks as large as those in the United States.
Yet, many Americans don't have a clue where these seven...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:28 PM
MONTREAL — For a certain kind of traveler, no visit to a new city is complete without a bellyful of local culinary delights.
And though the Internet has made it easier to zero in on regional specialties, it also has amplified local food rivalries...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:23 PM
A grill man turned chief executive at McDonald's, Fred L. Turner oversaw an aggressive expansion of the company beginning in the 1970s that turned it into a corporate giant.
When he began reshaping the restaurants in 1968, he left a visible legacy by...