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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...
  • A gondola, and other ideas to get from downtown to Museum Campus

    A gondola, and other ideas to get from downtown to Museum Campus
    Imagine zooming through the sky from Union Station, past Buckingham Fountain with stops at the Field Museum and Adler Planetarium in a vessel that resembles an amusement park ride before ending your trip at McCormick Place. The so-called "urban gondola"...
  • Former Illinois congressman Phil Crane dies

    Former Illinois congressman Phil Crane dies
    Longtime Illinois Congressman Philip Crane, a northwest suburban Republican who championed conservative principles and once ran for president, died Saturday in Maryland, according to family. Crane, who suffered from congestive heart failure and lung...
  • UConn Puts Preseason Behind It In A Big Way

    UConn Puts Preseason Behind It In A Big Way
    HARTFORD — One week from now, UConn will be preparing for Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. That will be a huge game, as big as it gets during the regular season, aside from that trip to Notre Dame in December that always makes one's pulse race. The...
  • AAA: Gas prices at 4-year lows to spur holiday travel

    AAA: Gas prices at 4-year lows to spur holiday travel
    Gas prices at four-year lows and still dipping should help boost Thanksgiving holiday travel this year, travel club AAA said. The average price of gas in Florida fell for the 37th straight day on Sunday to $2.91 per gallon. "Cheap gas prices couldn'...
  • Hartford Students Back From African Peace Trip With Life Lessons — And No Ebola

    Hartford Students Back From African Peace Trip With Life Lessons — And No Ebola
    Kindness and the power of forgiveness were among the biggest lessons that six Hartford students brought back from their recent school trip to South Africa — principles promptly put to the test upon their return to Hartford Public High School, they...
  • Brazil: Journey deep into the Amazon aboard a river cruise

    Brazil: Journey deep into the Amazon aboard a river cruise
    Rainforest Cruises takes passengers deep into Brazil's Central Amazon Conservation Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its biodiversity and threatened species such as the river dolphin. The seven-day trip departs from (and returns to) Manaus...
  • Beacon College is hosting a special exhibit on animals and veterinarians

    Beacon College is hosting a special exhibit on animals and veterinarians
    Most people, from personal experience, fully understand the relationship between themselves and their physician – what the doctor is able to do for them, depending on the kind of ailment the patient is coping with. But how much do people truly...
  • After spoiled butterfly bash, Oklahoma town tries to aid monarchs

    After spoiled butterfly bash, Oklahoma town tries to aid monarchs
    The small town of Blanchard, Oklahoma, threw a big party this fall, but the guests of honor did not show up. Residents suspect foul play somewhere on the guests' international trek to the festivities. To make sure the same thing does not happen next...
  • Obama strives to shake off lame-duck label at start of trip to China

    Within hours of landing here on Monday, President Obama took credit for the release of two Americans detained in North Korea, defended his decision to send more military trainers to Iraq, vowed to expand trade with Asia and unilaterally extended the...
  • If pregnant travelers do their research, there's no need to eclipse a babymoon

    If pregnant travelers do their research, there's no need to eclipse a babymoon
    Of the many trends invented by the travel industry to pry dollars from our wallets — hello, staycation! — one of the most popular in recent years has been the "babymoon." Unlike a honeymoon, which, of course, happens just after the wedding,...