| Jun 20, 2011
| 11:13 AM
Explore our underwater world during a family dive vacation. Here are five places to consider:
1. Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros Island, Bahamas. Check into one of this family-run resort's 21 cottages and prepare to explore, relax and enjoy a special...
| May 8, 2011
Dining alfresco on the famed River Walk has its risks. Trust me. I know.
One pleasantly temperate afternoon not long ago, while gearing up to ravage a plate of chicken enchiladas slathered in verde sauce, I unrolled my cloth napkin to fetch the...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:57 AM
Like all travelers, Tom Stuker has stories. But when you travel as much as Stuker does, the stories are a lot better.
As an automotive sales consultant, Stuker, 57, works on the retail side, helping develop salespeople and sales management. That means he...
| Jul 3, 2011
Whether you're shopping at Tiffany, contemplating the Liberty Bell, hiking in Yosemite National Park or throwing dice inLas Vegas, odds are good you'll meet an international tourist enjoying America alongside you.
New York, Florida, California, Nevada...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 9:05 AM
Writer Jack Canfield, who co-created the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, will sell an oceanfront estate in West Maui, Hawaii, by auction May 12. The suggested opening bid is $7.5 million.
Canfield, who makes his primary residence in Santa Barbara, is a...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 12:09 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on this day in 1976. This birthday gal is probably best known for her recurring roles on the series "Two and a Half Men," "CSI: NY" and "One Tree Hill." She's made recent...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 12:27 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Amanda Schull was born in Honolulu today in 1978. This birthday gal was trained as a ballerina before starring in the 2000 film "Center Stage." Schull played the recurring role of Katie Ryan on "One Tree Hill" and has guest-starred...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 11:50 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Scott Coffey was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on this date in 1967. This birthday guy has appeared in films such as "Mulholland Drive," "Tank Girl," and "Some Kind Of Wonderful." Coffey also directed and starred in the acclaimed 2005...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Looking for someone to do a home improvement project? An ad on Craigslist or a flier left at your door might promise low-cost labor with a quick turnaround. But it's no deal if the contractor isn't licensed, bonded and insured.
When a contractor is...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 1:01 PM
Over a plate of eggs from a free-range, hormone-free, vegetarian-fed, organic chicken, I pondered the carbon footprint of my beer consumption.
I recycle bottles and cans, sure; but is that enough to offset all the water, energy and other resources that...
| Aug 3, 2011
Not everybody wants to snorkel or scuba dive in Maui. Particularly those of us who (full sheepish disclosure) don't know how to swim.
The Maui Ocean Center wasn't built for the underwater-averse, but it sure lets everybody experience — feet...