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  • Do top-flight, foreign airlines get unfair lift in U.S.?

     Do top-flight, foreign airlines get unfair lift in U.S.?
    The world's highest-rated overseas airlines have entered the Chicago market in recent years, including one last week, highlighting economic opportunity for Chicago but also fueling controversy about whether foreign carriers have an unfair advantage over...
  • Dave and Sue Sweet: Best tour guides ever in Europe

    I spent 17 blissful days touring the unspoiled countryside of France with Dave and Sue Sweet, based in New Zealand. We stayed in a beautiful châteaux in the middle of peaceful meadows. This charming duo has been running small-group tours (only six people)...
  • Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst

    Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst
    In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town. He would point to...
  • Road Glide fans glad Harley bike is back

    Jay Johnson has been on many journeys with his Harley-Davidson Road Glide, including a 600-mile round trip to Marquette, Mich., for a Big Boy hamburger that he couldn't find any closer to home. On another road trip, in the South, Johnson and his bike...
  • Uncovering the mysteries of Steely Dan

    Although they are on tour together as Steely Dan at the moment, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have little reason to interact with the media. The current theater shows are easy to sell out, the last album they had to promote was more than a decade ago,...
  • Upcoming Events: Historic House Tour, Heritage Walk, Garden Party Gala

    Upcoming Events: Historic House Tour, Heritage Walk, Garden Party Gala
    Simsbury SolarFest A SolarFest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Flamig Farm, 7 Shingle Mill Road, West Simsbury. Talk with experts on solar, geothermal and wind energy. Tour a live solar photovoltaic and solar thermal facility. Go...
  • Virginia's local craft beer industry on the rise

    Virginia's local craft beer industry on the rise
    Virginia has become a magnet for the craft beer industry, according to the Virginia Tourism Corporation. The state now has 82 breweries with more opening every year, says the state agency, which has designated August as Virginia Craft Beer Month. A...
  • Effectiveness of North Shore tourism group debated in Glenview

    Effectiveness of North Shore tourism group debated in Glenview
    Amid declining hotel tax revenue, some Glenview officials recently debated the benefits of the Chicago's North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau when they were faced with a proposal to renew the village's membership. The bureau, which was founded...
  • Readers Weigh In On Favorite Cape Cod Destinations

    Readers Weigh In On Favorite Cape Cod Destinations
    A few weeks ago, I did a story on making a Cape Cod bucket list — and it included a number of must- see, don't-miss things to do when visiting the popular vacation destination. Since then, I've received numerous emails from readers questioning...
  • Ships to slow down off California to save whales and cut pollution

    A program being launched off the California coast this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that ferry goods to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: Not only are the hulking vessels major...
  • Can you see the light? {Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse}

    Can you see the light? {Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse}
    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...