| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
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.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:48 AM
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...
| Sep 2, 2014
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 --...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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."...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2014
“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...