| Feb 27, 2011
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.
Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
| Jul 15, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — When asked to guess the most popular tourist attraction in Missouri, even non-Midwesterners probably could make some educated guesses.
Mark Twain's home along the mighty Mississippi in Hannibal.
The Gateway Arch, downriver in...
| Aug 14, 2011
SAN ISABEL NATIONAL FOREST, Colo. — The map taunted me. Its squiggly elevation lines — invisible markers of humiliation — pointed to both my failure in reaching the summit of 14,196-foot Mount Yale and my even more disastrous efforts...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 10:58 AM
The Reverend Lee Iseley and his wife Jerrianne have called a lot of places home throughout the South and the Midwest. So as they get as close as they likely ever will to retirement, it was only fitting the senior living community they chose is called...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Chef Chad Wells of Alewife restaurant tossed chunks of raw snakehead fish with cilantro and citrus to make something more ambitious than an $8 ceviche appetizer. It was an invasive-species eradication plan in a martini glass.
Wells wants the Asian...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 11:46 AM
First-born child? Sorry about that.
The likelihood of food allergies shrinks the lower down in your family birth order your are, according to a study out of Kyoto University in Japan. Surveying of the parents of 13,000 children between ages 7 and 15,...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:41 PM
With a flag hanging outside her house, a crate of Girl Scout cookies in her living room and a dog named for Disney sensation Miley Cyrus at her feet, Laurie Thompson is about as American as it gets.
The same cannot be said for the 14-week-old twins in...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 6:24 PM
Gov. Rick Scott, the scary bald man now in charge of our state, is scaring the bejabbers out of the public-school establishment.
The vouchers-for-all proposal put out by his transition team has the state teachers unions in a panic. The Florida Education...
| Feb 28, 2011
You use seat belts, right?
Most people do. The undeniable safety advantages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ubiquitous "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the fear of seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror all help...
| Jul 31, 2011
Mike Moss is one of the few soda jerks who knows what a customer means when he hollers, "Shoot me a Waco!" Sure, it's a small city along Interstate 35, about halfway between Dallas and Austin, but for folks in the know, it's where the soda pop that Texans...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 3:22 PM
Guerdwich Montimere, a former Dillard basketball player who is facing felony charges for portraying himself as 16-year-old Jerry Joseph in Texas, gave his first interview in 13 months to GQ magazine.
In the July 2011 issue, Michael J. Mooney writes:...