| Sep 9, 2010
MIAMI — On a recent rainy weekday, tourist Niel Shalit, his wife and their two daughters strolled the luxury Bal Harbour Shops, lured, Shalit said, by "my wife's need for fashion."
"This is like the Fifth Avenue of New York, like the Americana of...
| Sep 23, 2010
The resting brain is anything but idle — that simple proposition would be clear if you could peer into Mike Mrazek's noggin as he putters around his kitchen preparing his daily morning feast of scrambled eggs, oatmeal and fresh fruit.
As he plods...
| Aug 29, 2010
Your Labor Day getaway may be just around the corner. Or near the next subway stop.
Holiday weekends are great for grabbing a room at a fancy local hotel that you thought you could never afford or wandering an area that you've always been curious about....
| Sep 12, 2010
The next time you wonder where to take your next vacation, don't forget to ask when. The right answer could save you hundreds of dollars.
Depending on the season, the elite retreat of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., can be cheaper to visit than Chicago. An...
| Dec 23, 2010
That department store song that you can't get out of your head says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year."
For some people, I guess that's true. But for others, it brings back memories of The Worst Christmas Present Ever.
For several decades, I...
| Dec 19, 2010
Always best to use a travel agent
Regarding On the Spot ["Waves of Doubt," Dec. 5] by Catharine Hamm: The simple answer for the traveler who had booking problems with her Carnival cruise should have been to use a travel agent. As an agent who specializes...
| Dec 26, 2010
We asked readers where they would go if money and time were no object, and where they were likely to go in 2011. Thailand for dental work, one said. A trip with a friend to France, another said. Here are some of the other responses. Bon voyage!
| Dec 12, 2010
Regarding "New Pair Antes Up on Strip," Dec. 5, by Jay Jones: The $3.9-billion Cosmopolitan is about to open its doors on the Vegas Strip in one of the worst economic times Sin City has experienced. The 50- and 52-story towers will have the fanciest rooms...
| Apr 24, 2011
It's spring, and probably the most welcomed of the season's animals is the bunny — specifically, the chocolate bunny. No mass-produced creatures, these bunnies are made and sold by small, independent chocolatiers and chocolate shops. Grab your...
| Jun 19, 2011
In the age-old war between cats and dogs, the Fidos of America have scored another victory.
Their triumph revolves around the nation's bed-and-breakfast owners. Long a bastion of anti-pet sentiment, the B&B industry has grown so fond of dogs that it's...
| Jun 19, 2011
WHERE TO STAY
Dana Point: Blue Lantern Inn, 34343 Street of the Blue Lantern; (800) 950-1236, http://www.bluelanterninn.com. Nicely furbished Cape Cod-style B&B with spectacular coastal views. Double rates start at $175, including breakfast, afternoon...