| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The Titanic didn't have them. Neither did the snooty Queen Elizabeth 2 or the swinging TV "Love Boat" Pacific Princess. But now many travelers refuse to cruise if they don't have a balcony cabin.
"The first couple times I cruised I had a porthole...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim is hosting an Israeli artisan event on Aug. 24.
Jewelry, Judaica and other crafted items by Israeli artists will be on sale between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the temple, 1201 Lake Cook Road in Deerfield.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Several months ago at his parents' Naperville home, Randy Stine stumbled on an issue of his high school newspaper in which seniors talk about their future plans.
He doesn't remember writing that he wanted to be a successful singer in an a cappella...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:17 PM
When Ann Marohn led the first tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park 40 years ago, she entered through a garage on the building's south side. Green shag carpets, water-damaged walls and uneven floors greeted visitors inside.
| May 3, 2014
| 12:38 AM
Soccer fans coming to Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup can still find some reasonably-priced accommodations, as long as a love motel, slum or campsite is where they're looking.
The countdown to the month-long soccer tournament starting on June 12 has...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:55 AM
RIO DEIRO (Reuters) - Tourists visiting Brazil for the World Cup are advised to pack a bathing suit, sunscreen, and a whole lot of cash.
Home to some of the world's most expensive restaurants and hotels, and with some prices rising more as the opening...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:31 AM
For thousands of years, the point of land at the junction of the Indian River and the Jupiter Inlet had been a meeting place for Indian tribes. In 1854 President Franklin Pierce signed an order for the Fort Jupiter Reservation to be the site for...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
My husband and I took a bike tour in December in Bogotá, Colombia, and it was the highlight of our stay. With our guide, Mike Ceaser of Bogotá Bike Tours, we watched matadors at the Plaza de Toros practice their moves with wheeled mechanical bulls. Mike...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Silversea Cruises is now taking reservations for its “Venetian World Odyssey 2016” cruise that departs Fort Lauderdale Jan. 5 to Venice, Italy, aboard its Silver Whisper cruise ship.
The 115-day world cruise will visit 51 destinations in...
| May 13, 2014
You could spend a lifetime in Europe's grand museums -- the Louvre, the British Museum, and many others. But I also like to take in a destination's more idiosyncratic sights, getting a bead on the quirkier side of the local culture. It's my nature as a...
| Jun 3, 2014
I love all the technology that makes travel easier than ever. Even when you want to get away from it all, it makes sense to take your smartphone (or tablet) with you. You can keep in touch if you want to, plus you'll have instant access to resources...