| Jan 24, 2015
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:15 AM
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...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 12:43 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:07 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:34 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:14 PM
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,...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Annemarie Ní Churreáin came to College Park from the town of Donegal, Ireland. But her trip wasn’t intended as a vacation.
“I am working on a collection of poems,” she said, “and I’m working on a book project with a...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Sky-high hotel and restaurant tabs are commonplace in the Napa Valley wine country, but with a little advance planning you can still eat and sleep on the cheap. We scoured Napa and Sonoma counties — from Calistoga in the north to Napa in the south...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 12:05 PM
LENOX, Mass. — If you've ever wondered if a spa visit is really worth it — or can change your life —- the following story should erase all doubt. I recently spent four days at Canyon Ranch, the world-famous Arizona-based health spa...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
•MIR Corp.'s Christmas Traditions of Poland is priced from $3,395 per person double occupancy for the Dec. 18-25 small-group tour....