| Jan 8, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Question: We are planning a trip to New York City next summer. Is there a list of bedbug-free hotels? How can we protect ourselves?
S. Penza, Camarillo
Answer: Bedbugs have become such an issue that several websites have sprung up to help travelers...
| Dec 26, 2010
Just when you thought cruise lines had done it all — Central Park at sea (on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas) and Cirque du Soleil afloat (on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic) — here comes Disney with a roller coaster aboard the...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2011
Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:10 PM
The fact many people know about New Zealand is that it has 10 sheep for each person. But what does that really mean to this island nation the size of Colorado and its 4 million people?
First, there are no crowds, or weren't during our spring visit. Not...
| Jun 19, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO ROSWELL, N.M.
From LAX, nonstop service to Albuquerque is offered on United, Southwest and American and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on US Airways, Delta, United, Frontier and Southwest. From LAX to Lubbock, Texas,...
| Jun 26, 2011
Gasoline prices per gallon in the West*
New Mexico 3.61
*Source: AAA; prices (rounded)...
| 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 3, 2011
Missouri State Penitentiary, 115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Mo.;  998-6998, http://www.missouripentours.com. Open March through November. The basic two-hour history tour is $12; ghost and overnight tours also offered for $25 and $100,...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 6:23 AM
Ranch getaways provide families the chance to blend rustic pleasures, outdoor pursuits and unplugged relaxation. Round up your clan and consider these five places.
1. Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Mont. Spend the night in a Trapper Tent, a half-...
| Feb 12, 2011
Who gets nominated for a Grammy? Musicians, sure. But who exactly, on paper, are they?
Take Frank Sinatra. Yes, he was a singer of incredible power, and garnered deserved nods for the beauty of his tone and his mellifluous phrasing. But artistry aside,...