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  • In Death Valley, a Jeep, back roads and a whole new perspective

    In Death Valley, a Jeep, back roads and a whole new perspective
    It took me several trips here to realize this, but if you know where to look and time it right, Death Valley is one giggle after another. Sure, it's vast, wind-raked, sun-baked and empty-seeming. Yes, it will confirm your puniness in the universe. And...
  • Strategies for a gap year

    Strategies for a gap year
    Students who would like to put their college career on hold to travel around the world a gap year can enjoy a life-changing experience particularly if some of the time is used to volunteer abroad. Here are some tips to consider from Projects Abroad, an...
  • Deal: Want to take a cruise but don't have time? Try a quickie trip

    Deal: Want to take a cruise but don't have time? Try a quickie trip
    Cruise Line International Assn. sent out some information last week about the value of mini-cruises. What caught my eye was how short and how cheap some of the getaways could be. You can take a West Coast overnight cruise for about $100 per person, less...
  • Ebola causing air travelers to wash hands, not cancel trips, poll says

    Ebola causing air travelers to wash hands, not cancel trips, poll says
    A new poll finds that while air travelers aren't canceling plans from fear of contracting Ebola, 40 percent said they are taking extra precautions while flying, such as washing hands more frequently and using hand sanitizer. Previous polls suggested...
  • Travel books: A century of Beverly Hills; a look at Myanmar

    Travel books: A century of Beverly Hills; a look at Myanmar
    "Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years" Rizzoli, $100 It seems only right that a book celebrating Beverly Hills' centennial anniversary costs $100. The price matches the heft and ambition of Robert S. Anderson's massive and heavily illustrated tome. In...
  • Maryland to monitor travelers from West Africa for Ebola symptoms as CDC increases surveillance

    Maryland to monitor travelers from West Africa for Ebola symptoms as CDC increases surveillance
    The CDC is ordering Maryland health officials to monitor all travelers entering the state from three West African countries for signs of Ebola as the federal agency is pressed to tighten border screening for the deadly virus. Starting Monday, the...
  • 2015 Lexus NX 300h cuts sporty edge in hybrid crossovers

    2015 Lexus NX 300h cuts sporty edge in hybrid crossovers
    How does an automaker capitalize on a best-selling SUV? If you're Lexus, you launch a smaller, sportier one. The all-new 2015 NX compact crossover comes in two models: the NX200t is a 2.0-liter with a twin-scroll turbocharger, which is a first for...
  • Winter Springs man still missing in Florida Keys, officials say

    Winter Springs man still missing in Florida Keys, officials say
    The U.S. Coast Guard is still searching for the Winter Springs man who has not been seen since his rental boat floated away while he was diving in the Florida Keys Saturday morning. A rescue crew including a boat, helicopter and airplane unit, has...
  • Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea to get $4.6-billion expansion

    Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea to get $4.6-billion expansion
    Oriental Land Co., the owner of Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea, has announced plans to invest $4.6 billion to expand and improve the two theme parks in Japan over the next 10 years. A big part of the investment will go to redevelop and expand...
  • Towson split-level houses owners' artistic passion

    Towson split-level houses owners' artistic passion
    Fe T. Reyes-Dollete is a pediatrician with more than medicine on her mind and in her life. She is an ardent collector of decorative arts, a traveler and a member of a ballroom dancing group. The Towson home she shares with her husband, Rudy Dollete,...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events Corks for a...