| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:32 PM
No hace mucho tiempo que la duquesa de Cambridge, Catherine, botella de champaña en mano, bautizó al "Royal Princess", la última adquisición de la compañía inglesa de cruceros Princess Cruises.
Y hace menos de una semana el flamante buque crucero debutó...
| May 18, 2014
It was the first full day of my redwood country road trip, about 180 miles north of San Francisco. John Stephenson was showing me his drive-through tree, a 315-foot beauty that's the pride of Leggett.
A storm had just roared through. Raindrops...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Florida cruising's menu is about to get a permanent taste of Italy as the MSC Divina is making its way from Europe to its new home at PortMiami to begin eastern and western Caribbean cruises 365 days a year.
Previously, MSC Cruises had sailed seasonally...
| Oct 12, 2013
Living in the shadow of an iconic landmark that evokes the glamour of a bygone era must be a dream, right?
Not if you ask those who live near the Hollywood sign.
The Times' article Wednesday on the latest salvo by residents in their struggle with...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:29 PM
In the movie theaters, films starring superheroes are drawing huge crowds.
So it makes sense that one of Hollywood Boulevard's most popular tourist attractions is expanding this week to bring visitors a 4-D dose of superheroes.
Madame Tussauds, next...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Not long ago, Torsten Gessner, a top executive at a German manufacturing giant, had to decide where to locate the company's new North American headquarters. Consultants offered up a short list with some obvious candidates: San Francisco and Boston because...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 PM
She had me at privyet.
I had just delivered a talk in Romania on Jewish-Mormon relations (a niche topic, to be sure) at a church in Bucharest, and standing before me was Florina, a raven-haired beauty who greeted me in Russian after learning we had both...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Already sporting 12 ships built since 2001, MSC Cruises is opting to add two more ships to its fleet.
The line signed a letter of intent today with STX France to build two new cruise ships at the Saint-Nazaire shipyard with an option to add two more...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The cowboy rides away a winner, as veteran Texas singer George Strait collected the top honor for entertainer of the year Sunday at the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
The fan-voted award comes as Strait is in the midst of his...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:29 AM
A giant, floating taste of Italy has made a home in Miami aboard the MSC Divina, which began year-round cruising of the Caribbean in November.
The arrival of Divina marks the first time MSC Cruises has based a ship in the United States for the entire...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:35 PM
CHAMA, N.M. — The countryside of the American Southwest is rich with reminders of an earlier, romantic time when cowboys, bandits and everyone in between roamed the hot, forbidding deserts and snowy mountain passes.
If you can avoid cities,...