| 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...
| Oct 11, 2014
A long time ago, the cozy spiritualist community of Cassadaga used to set up roadblocks on Halloween to keep out ghost-hunting revelers.
Then a few years ago, Cassadaga briefly embraced All Hallow's Eve, with spooky decorations and themed events that...
| Oct 7, 2014
Once famous for its sprawl, noise, graffiti and pollution, Athens has been cleaning up its act. New driving laws, along with a marvelous subway system, have made the city less congested. While it used to turn my hanky black in a day, the air now seems...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Academy Award, Grammy Award, Golden Globe and Daytime Emmy Award winning actress Whoopi Goldberg is among an elite group of artists who beyond stage and screen is also a co-host of and award-winning talk show — ABC's award-winning "The View." The...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:31 PM
LGBT tourism is on the upswing in Broward County and officials want to keep it that way.
To help continue expansion in that market, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is exploring potential growth avenues to attract more lesbian,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:13 AM
The Coconut Cove Guesthouse in Fort Lauderdale, which had been one of Broward County's exclusively gay lodgings, is no longer in business, according to a recording on its phone Monday.
The 15-room guesthouse at 3012 Granada St. recently changed...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Leaves the color of sunsets. Wisps of wood smoke. The crackle of bits of summer's past beneath your feet. When fall puts on its finery, those of us who claim allegiance to one state or another rush to proclaim ours king of the road trip.
As a native...
| 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 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...
| 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.