| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:14 PM
OAHU, Hawaii - "I need alcohol!" exclaimed the bikini-clad young woman on a hot day in June as she splashed out of an artificial river after plunging down a water slide inside an artificial mountain at Aulani, Disney's new resort hotel in Hawaii.
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:28 AM
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...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:26 AM
RAYMOND, Wash. — It might be the acid-test question for oyster eaters. Oyster dressing with your holiday turkey: gourmet treat or just plain wrong?
In my straw poll around a lunch table here, four out of five fellow diners gave oyster dressing a...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 9:47 AM
CANNON BEACH, Ore. — If someone were to write a book about the weather in Cannon Beach, it would be part mystery, part thriller, part summer romance.
A fleece vest and scarf were all I needed on a recent brisk afternoon as I sat on the Oregon...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 10:19 AM
LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — We were headed for the ecologically minded Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort outside Leavenworth — so we decided to do it the environmentally conscientious way, by using public transit.
Actually, our motives weren't quite...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 8:42 AM
TUCSON, Ariz. — Gene Autry I wasn't. Barely an hour into an all-day trail ride, my hiking boots felt like ovens and my baseball cap barely shaded my face.
It was no better for my horse, Cutter. The low Arizona sun lit his red mane like flames. We...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 8:59 AM
Often called "the Paris of the South," Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina is a cosmopolitan city offering wonderful architecture, rich cultural offerings and delectable cuisine.
A popular cruise port on South America voyages and World Cruises...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:38 AM
Variety is definitely the spice of life aboard today’s cruise ships (a far cry from the dining situation in the 1970s when Jeraldine Saunders wrote her book, The Love Boats, and the subsequent movies and television series The Love Boat based upon...
| Aug 29, 2011
Established in 1963 in northeast Florida, the Jacksonville Port Authority, also called JAXPORT, serves as homeport for Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Fascination. This 2,052-passenger ship, which recently received a multi-million dollar renovation,...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Carnival Liberty, the first ship to undergo dining and entertainment upgrades as part of a $500 million Carnival Cruise Lines' Fun Ship 2.0 initiative, returned to service last weekend.
According to Carnival, the ship's new features include:
| Nov 7, 2011
| 6:40 AM
Attentive, white-gloved wait staff presenting platters of pastries and finger sandwiches and pouring steaming cups of a variety of teas… Fine china and crisp linens… Music and ocean views… Elegant afternoon tea is a cherished tradition at sea aboard...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Whether you're taking in the grandeur to the great Smoky Mountains or the thrills of nearby Dollywood, MountainLoft resort in Gatlinburg, Tenn. is the perfect place to enjoy a country getaway.
The resort is nestled into the woodland mountainside...