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  • Why don't theme parks build more year-round haunted houses?

    Why don't theme parks build more year-round haunted houses?
    The bloodcurdling screams and spine-tingling shrieks emanating from haunted mazes and scare zones during Halloween season mark the busiest time of the year for the nation’s theme parks outside the traditional summer months. Which raises the...
  • Playful Padua

    Playful Padua
    I'm in Padua (just half an hour from Venice, but a world away), and I really like this town. Padua's museums and churches hold their own in Italy's artistic big league; its hotels are reasonably priced and the city doesn't feel touristy. Nicknamed "The...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Everglades talk: A panel discussion entitled "Everything everGLADES" is 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Florida Atlantic University Theater. Topics include ecology and sustainability, social justice and the arts in the Everglades. Call 561-297-2661, email...
  • Roamin' through Roman ruins in Provence

    Roamin' through Roman ruins in Provence
    Deep in the south of France, Provence offers an almost predictable palette of travel experiences: oceans of vineyards, fields of scented lavender, adorable villages, and intoxicating bouillabaisse. But the area is also crammed with ancient history --...
  • Tips on tipping in Europe

    Tips on tipping in Europe
    Here's a tip. Don't stress over tipping. Restaurant tips are more modest in Europe than in America. In most places, 10 percent is a big tip. If your bucks talk at home, muzzle them on your travels. As a matter of principle, if not economy, the local...
  • Being spontaneous in your travels

    Being spontaneous in your travels
    Twenty years ago, I was on a train heading to Rothenburg to update the ultimate medieval town in Germany for my guidebook. I knew the town well and was anticipating a happy homecoming. The cute lanes would be filled with my readers, who cheered me on. I...
  • Understanding French culture

    Understanding French culture
    I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food, and wine. But Americans can feel pretty dowdy when confronted with the casual...
  • When to splurge in Europe

    When to splurge in Europe
    I've always been a fan of budget travel tips. For 30 years I've written and lectured about ways to stowaway, picnic and get special deals to be able to afford international travel. My feeling has long been that "you experience more by spending less."...
  • Consumer Advocate Praises Leonardi

    The Oct. 2 editorial, "The Roving Commissioner," fails to acknowledge the changing world of insurance regulation and the leadership role state Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi has played to protect state-based insurance regulation. Mr. Leonardi...
  • Travel Q&A: Peanut ban on plane irks flier

    Travel Q&A: Peanut ban on plane irks flier
    Q: My husband and I were on a Delta flight from Boston to Detroit. Shortly after takeoff, the captain announced that there was a passenger with a peanut allergy, so no peanuts would be served. I wondered if it was common practice to inconvenience an...
  • For the record

    “Honeymoon” review: In the Sept. 12 Calendar section, the review of the horror movie “Honeymoon” from director and co-writer Leigh Janiak referred to “his youthful leads.” Janiak is a woman. Andrew Kay obituary: In...