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  • Old haunts and new discoveries on a quick stopover in Paris

    Old haunts and new discoveries on a quick stopover in Paris
    PARIS - Tired of airports, I recently opted for the overnight train from Rome to Paris (393 euros - about $511 for ticket and single compartment, raileurope .com). It was an icy cold when I disembarked at Gare de Lyon on a bright, clear Sunday late winter...
  • Iceland: the quirky home of Bobby Fischer, Björk and the Blue Lagoon

    Iceland: the quirky home of Bobby Fischer, Björk and the Blue Lagoon
    REYKJAVIK, Iceland - This is the only country that gives you a bath before they send you home. The Blue Lagoon, open year-round, rain or shine, envelops thousands of tourists from all over the world in its misty embrace. Many of them come in big...
  • Ontario's Snow Train takes a round-trip journey to stillness

    Ontario's Snow Train takes a round-trip journey to stillness
    AGAWA CANYON, Ontario, Canada — There are no animals, no birds, not one moving creature, except for a man on a lake who raises his hand as we pass. It is overcast. Sky the color of cotton wool muffles the harsh rocky landscape; the snow and hills...
  • Soelden, Austria: the best winter resort you haven't heard of (yet)

    Soelden, Austria: the best winter resort you haven't heard of (yet)
    SOELDEN, Austria — We arrived in Soelden after heavy snows had fallen and the sky had grown as blue and clear as an Alpine lake. ("We" being a family of three: husband, wife and a toddler named Ryan.) Soelden is in the Oetztal region of Tyrol, in...
  • After the Olympics, explore England's North Country

    After the Olympics, explore England's North Country
    HEXHAM, England — A bone-chilling rain swept over the moors on the October day we hiked to the top of the ruins of Hadrian's Wall, a few miles south of the Scottish border. Gusts of wind, scouring the tumble-down ruins of the Second Century Roman...
  • Enjoying the quieter side of Victoria, B.C., by foot and bike

    Enjoying the quieter side of Victoria, B.C., by foot and bike
    VICTORIA, British Columbia - Victoria retains its compact, easygoing nature, with major sights clustered around downtown's Inner Harbour. But I decided to explore the edges of the city - or at least as far as I could leisurely go on foot, bike and a...
  • Central Cabo San Lucas is where the people go to party

    Central Cabo San Lucas is where the people go to party
    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico - Medano Beach is the waterside Times Square of Cabo San Lucas - a sandy, wet, crowded, noisy, naughty world of wall-to-wall suntan-oil-slathered flesh. Up from the water's edge are a string of sand-hugging bars where Jell-O...
  • The making of a president: Barack Obama's Hawaii

    The making of a president: Barack Obama's Hawaii
    HALEIWA, Oahu - If you've vacationed in Hawaii, you know the come-hither scent of flowers, the trade winds cooling the peaks and the warmth of the southern ocean. Now imagine growing up here, where Barack Obama was born, exposed from the first to a...
  • Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor

    Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
  • Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now

    Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now
    W.C. Fields' gravestone doesn't really read, "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." But the comic actor loved to poke fun at his native city. When I was a student in Philly way back when, I did too. There wasn't much to do. It seemed like every...
  • Las Vegas' new mob museum is a 'hit'

    Las Vegas' new mob museum is a 'hit'
    LAS VEGAS — Valentine's Day is for a day of love and kisses and chocolate and roses. Except on Feb. 14, 1929, in Chicago, which featured Tommy gun bursts, shotgun blasts, pistol shots and headlines of the slaughter of seven gangsters in a South...
  • Splash, stay (and pay) at Washington's Great Wolf Lodge

    Splash, stay (and pay) at Washington's Great Wolf Lodge
    SEATTLE — Basking in the 84-degree atmosphere, watching the waves at your feet, it's easy to forget it's not quite barefoot weather yet in Washington. Until you glance out the window at the steel-gray sky and spitting rain outside the Great Wolf...