| 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...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 10:41 AM
Hotels and resorts recognize the importance of focused family time. Here are five places with amenities designed to keep kids and their parents happy.
1. The Benjamin Hotel, New York City. This Manhattan eco-hotel helps families get a good night's sleep....
| Aug 23, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Remaining ready for potential evacuation during a teaching assignment in the Middle East meant wearing liquid cash — along with a passport and international visa photos — around my neck, and keeping "go bags" packed in both my apartment and...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 11:29 AM
Although the Civil War was waged across the country — from Arizona to Maine — some of the heaviest and most decisive fighting took place in the beautiful rolling countryside of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The Piedmont, as it's called,...
| 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...
| Dec 16, 2010
Choosing a health insurance policy should be easier if consumers use the simple chart and other information that state insurance commissioners are expected to approve today.
"It will force the insurance companies to reveal information in a consistent...
| Nov 22, 2010
Millions of Americans might be eligible for rebates starting in 2012 under regulations released Monday detailing the health care law?s requirement that insurers spend at least 80 percent of their revenue on direct medical care. Insurance plans covering...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 4:21 PM
The federal government is illegally denying thousands of chronically ill Americans needed therapies and medical services, five national organizations charged Tuesday in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Vermont.
The class action lawsuit is the...