| Jul 26, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Introduce your young children to adventure travel. Here are five places to get started.
1. Appalachian Mountain Club, New England. Children 5 and older can participate in pond studies, GPS treasure hunts, forest ecology lessons, and tracking and watching...
| Jul 21, 2011
NEW YORK — The innkeeper wore a Mets cap. He skidded his bike to a stop, removed his backpack, threw the bike's frame over his shoulder and trudged up the granite steps of the townhouse. It was raining, and from behind the wrought-iron doors we...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:55 AM
One in 10 Floridians has diabetes, a "disturbing" trend revealed in the nation's fat report last week. Though Florida ranks as the 29th-most-obese state in the country, the Sunshine State is No. 10 for diabetes. It's a distinction that comes with a...
| Nov 1, 2010
| 6:26 AM
NEW YORK (AP) He had the top-selling album in the country earlier this month. He's on the president's iPod. He's on the charts with two singles and a collaboration on a third. He's on Facebook with updates for the more than 14 million people following...
| May 12, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Less than 48 hours after returning home from a 12-day hospital stay, John McCleary woke up with a 103-degree fever, too weak to sit up in bed.
An ambulance rushed him to the hospital, where eventually he was diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant...
| Aug 7, 2011
Reporting from Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Early morning in a kayak on Linekin Bay. My paddle goes plash-plash. A gull gives me the hairy eyeball to warn me away from its nest. Across the water on the peninsula that ends at Ocean Point, a woman sits like a...
| Aug 7, 2011
On the way to the coast of Maine last summer I stopped in Freeport. Everybody does. It's the state's No. 1 tourist attraction, home of L.L. Bean, the outdoors gear and apparel empire that grew from a pair of gum rubber hunting boots created in 1912 by...
| Jan 2, 2011
The premise is simple: Buy a $500 plane ticket to zip around much of the New World for a month. The big question: Isn't it just some gimmick tangled up with hidden fees and crazy rules?
Sorry, but no. If you are among those who hesitated Aug. 17 when...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO BOOTHBAY HARBOR, MAINE
Boothbay Harbor is about an hour north of Portland, Maine, via Interstate 95. United, Continental, AirTran, Delta, US Airways and JetBlue all offer connecting service (change of planes) to Portland. Restricted...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 5:55 AM
"Troops march on their stomachs," Napoleon Bonaparte once observed. Arguably, travelers do too, and on getaways many gravitate to buffets. Florida, being synonymous with fresh fish and other delicious gifts from the sea, serves up some bountiful seafood...