| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Evelyn Echols was best known as a successful entrepreneur and a founder of the Echols International Travel & Hotel School, but she was also a grand dame of Chicago society who used her entrepreneurial skills and celebrity connections to help others.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Last year my wife and I booked a two-week, 900-mile river cruise through Russia for June 2014.
But three months before our departure, Russia grabbed Crimea from Ukraine, the United States slapped sanctions on...
| Sep 16, 2014
Though it's often avoided by tourists (who use only the city's airport), Frankfurt's modern energy makes it a unique and entertaining city. Linking the wine-and-castles stretch of the Rhine to the north with the fairy-tale Romantic Road to the south,...
| Sep 30, 2014
I'm in Padua (just half an hour from Venice, but a world away), and I really like this town. Padua's museums and churches hold their own in Italy's artistic big league; its hotels are reasonably priced and the city doesn't feel touristy.
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I've always been a fan of budget travel tips. For 30 years I've written and lectured about ways to stowaway, picnic and get special deals to be able to afford international travel. My feeling has long been that "you experience more by spending less."...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Regarding "Marriott Has a Tip for Aiding Housekeepers" [More for Your Money, by Jill SchensuI, Oct. 26]: I suggest that Marriott pay a decent wage.
As one of the 70% who do not regularly tip housekeepers, I am...
| Aug 5, 2014
Portugal's capital city of Lisbon feels to me like Europe's San Francisco -- it has rattling trolleys, a famous suspension bridge, a heritage dominated by a horrific earthquake, and lots of fog. And like San Francisco, it's a charming mix of now and then....
| Aug 26, 2014
Stockholm is one of Europe's most beautiful cities. One-third water, one-third parks, one-third city, on the sea, surrounded by woods, bubbling with energy and history, Sweden's stunning capital is green, clean, and underrated.
And it's a city in love...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Q: My husband and I were on a Delta flight from Boston to Detroit. Shortly after takeoff, the captain announced that there was a passenger with a peanut allergy, so no peanuts would be served. I wondered if it was common practice to inconvenience an...
| Jul 24, 2014
A former employee of the company that launched Chicago's red light cameras testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating bribery allegations, and he said he recounted a secret meeting atop the John Hancock Center and even answered...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Travel is usually about the destination. Families hop in the car or on a plane to see the sights, visit family, take in a conference or tour a theme park. The hotel is usually an afterthought.
But a few Florida resorts offer so much for families, they...