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  • Travel books: History of Galapagos, tips for traveling women

    Travel books: History of Galapagos, tips for traveling women
    "The Galapagos: A Natural History" Basic Books, $27.99 The 13 islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago lie off the west coast of South America. Author Henry Nicholls, an ambassador for the Galapagos Conservation Trust and the editor of its...
  • 'Game of Thrones' tour and other travel ideas

     'Game of Thrones' tour and other travel ideas
    GreatValueVacations is targeting fans of the TV hit "Game of Thrones" with the Akureyri Highlights & The Game of Thrones package. The Land Beyond the Wall will come alive with a full-day tour of filming locations in Iceland, including the famed ice wall....
  • Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site
    UNESCO's World Heritage list hit a milestone of sorts last week when it proclaimed the Okavango Delta in northwest Botswana as its 1,000th site. The African delta was among 26 new places on the globe singled out for recognition, including a first one in...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'

    Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'
    Listen to Splash Mountain! No, not the Splash Mountain in Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we're actually in Norway touring the gorgeous fjords with Adventures by Disney where one waterfall is bigger and more awesome than the next. In less than an hour...
  • 'The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram' collects Iowa bookseller's musings

    'The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram' collects Iowa bookseller's musings
    A bookseller's nightmare is staring at an empty store, hoping a customer appears. To pass the time, some play solitaire, solve crosswords or scan publishers' catalogs. Paul Ingram writes clerihews. "Cleri-whose?" you may ask. These are poems, four-...
  • Barolo lovers, this tasting is for you: Luca Currado of Vietti at Wine House

    Barolo lovers, this tasting is for you: Luca Currado of Vietti at Wine House
    When learning about wine and especially about an unfamiliar or even a beloved region, a winemaker can give much-needed perspective. This Friday at 8:15 p.m., lovers of Nebbiolo and Piedmontese wines from northern Italy will get to hear what Barolo...
  • Bordeaux history notes

    Bordeaux history notes
    Bits and pieces about Bordeaux: •It sits on the Garonne River and has been an important port at least since Romans came here, about 56 BC. Before long, viticulture took root. •In 1154, England took control when Henry II ascended to the...
  • The paranoids are back

    "American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." So begins "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," a classic work that the historian Richard Hofstadter wrote in 1964, another time of deep division and mutual suspicion. In that essay, he...
  • Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'

    Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'
    A new book on the history of German food arrived in my mailbox the other day. Not exactly the stuff of summer daydreams. Nevertheless, I picked it up, poured a glass of Riesling and started leafing through it. Before long, I was hooked. For example,...
  • China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations

    China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations
    The last exhibit room at the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall in west Beijing opens with a panel proclaiming: "Chinese and Japanese People Should Be Friends Forever." But in recent months, curators at the museum dedicated to Japan's 1931-...
  • The vineyard landscape of Piedmont is now a World Heritage Site

    The vineyard landscape of Piedmont is now a World Heritage Site
    If you ever needed and excuse to open that precious bottle of Barbaresco or Barolo you’ve been keeping for a special moment, this is it: The vineyard landscape of Piedmont in northern Italy has just been officially added to the list of UNESCO...
  • Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX

    Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX
    If you’re willing to bundle up and don't mind the cold, Pacific Delight Tours has an airfare-included tour in December that highlights major attractions in Japan and China. The 10-day excursion begins in Tokyo, where you will have a full day to...