| 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 1, 2014
| 10:59 AM
The beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were as tragic as they were revolting, but they existed in something of a logical context. Both men were covering a war zone that few journalists (including me) have the guts to cover....
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:37 PM
A series of occasional articles exploring destinations that are easily reached via nonstop flights from Baltimore.
Flying to the West Coast for vacation isn't often ideal for Baltimoreans. It can be difficult to find nonstop flights, and it's almost...
| Sep 16, 2014
You don't have to be German to enjoy hot sausage and cold beer, do you? And what's more German than Oktoberfest? Because some 20 percent of the American population can claim some sort of roots to Germany, you can find Oktoberfests in dozens of U.S. cities...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Whether it be a vacation or a business trip, several people from the service industry come together to make sure your experience is as pleasant and hassle-free as possible when you're traveling.
While in some cases a simple "thank you" may suffice, in...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Walt Disney World has scaled back one of its newest events, Epcot Food and Wine Late Nights Live.
The $79 three-hour party during the Food & Wine Festival that starts this week was originally scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Disney has cut it...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Brittany Smith was ready for a vacation when she showed up at Indianapolis International Airport in early June. The only thing she needed was a destination.
Smith, 25, a community manager for Yelp, was launching an experiment she had long considered:...
| 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 27, 2014
| 4:57 PM
A loud thump — followed by an even louder curse — echoes from somewhere inside a cavernous semi trailer parked near the UCLA practice field.
It is Monday morning, five days before the football season opener in Virginia, and the student...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:00 PM
As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...