Archive for September, 2008
I was saddened by the news that Paul Newman died on Friday. The iconic, legendary actor, who has made up so much of what American film is about, passed away at the age of 83 at his home in Westport, Connecticut. He was an amazing guy. When I was a correspondent for Newsweek, I did [...]
Seasickness can put a damper on your trip, so if you think your stomach might be rolling right along with the waves, you’ll want to plan ahead of time.
A group of 11 tourists and eight guides who were kidnapped at the Egyptian border and held hostage for 10 days were freed on Monday. The five Italians, five Germans and one Romanian had been on a guided desert safari near Gilf al Kebir, where Egypt borders Sudan and Libya, when they were taken hostage [...]
Is that the sky falling? No, it’s just the stock market. And—no big shock here—airline stocks tumbled along with everything else. Just ahead of the House of Representatives rejecting the government’s $700 billion bailout on Monday, Northwest and Continental “led” the pack with stocks that plunged 11 percent and 10.7 percent, respectively.
The smell of barbecuing fatty pieces of pork and beef wafts in the wind, mingling with the sizzling aroma of vegetables dropped in hot oil. Steaming bamboo baskets sitting on almost every stall invite hungry crowds to sample a bite of hot dumplings, spicy chicken or oyster pancakes. The modern-day concept of a Chinese night [...]
For travelers who depend on medical oxygen devices, the challenges of flying may be getting a little bit easier.
Recently, I had the opportunity to experience the unique partnership between British Airways Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport and Sofitel’s new London Heathrow Hotel. British Airways is the exclusive tenant of Heathrow’s Terminal 5. In designing the terminal, BA wanted to create a flagship experience that would highlight the British tradition of service. Readers might [...]
Belize is a small but ecologically diverse Central American nation that offers an abundance of natural riches to those willing to make the trek. These days, eco-conscious travelers who don’t mind spending a few extra dollars can choose from among several lodges which aim to protect Belize’s unique bio-diversity through the practice of sustainable tourism. [...]