| Jan 15, 2013
"I love how the sun paints the city," says Julio Rivas Garcia as he gazes over Quito's historic heart from the roof of the Church of La Merced.
Where we're standing, at 9,200 feet and only 15 miles from the equator, the late-afternoon sun still has...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Larry White photographed this fairy tale-like scene during a trip to Hallstatt, Austria, in October.
He and his girlfriend, Christine Cyran, visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site to celebrate her birthday, and stayed at the Pension Sarstein, near the...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:51 PM
PANAMA CITY, Panama — It's easy to be skeptical about whether a hotel that claims to be "green" is really eco-friendly when you hang up your towel to reuse it and the maid replaces it. I was happy to discover that the Tantalo Hotel in Casco Viejo, a...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:34 PM
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Canary Islands — These islands are Europe's Florida: a subtropical climate, sandy beaches edged with palms, even theme parks as large as those in the United States.
Yet, many Americans don't have a clue where these seven...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Orlando Ballet was the only American organization to bring home two medals from the annual Youth America Grand Prix competition, which took place in New York earlier this month.
Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest student ballet scholarship...
| May 3, 2013
| 2:27 AM
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Royal celebrations in the Netherlands this week put the country and the capital Amsterdam on front pages and television screens around the world with an orange splash.
There's plenty to see and do in this compact city where...
| May 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return two ancient statues to Cambodia after receiving convincing evidence they had been looted and smuggled out of the country illegally.
The 10th century Khmer statues, known as the Kneeling Attendants,...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:37 PM
On a Saturday morning in a brightly lit classroom at the Burbank Adult School, a group of students are practicing their language skills.
Except it's not English they're learning. It's not even Spanish.
Though its Western counterpart...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:06 AM
DUBLIN - True or false? Irish whiskey is practically the same as scotch whisky.
Did you answer true? Blarney! You lose. Their rich shades of amber are about the same, but in tradition and taste, the two couldn't be more different.
And I have to admit, I...
| Nov 11, 2012
QUITO, Ecuador — "Not long ago, we wouldn't think of coming to this area," Dominic Hamilton tells me as we stand on a street corner in Quito's historic area at 1 a.m. "It was horribly seedy. And dangerous."
Hamilton is a Brit who, after having...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Sarah Brightman, concert soprano and star of "The Phantom of the Opera," will be in concert at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 12. Tickets go on sale Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.
Her new track “Angel” is now available for free...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:39 PM
As winter looms and travelers line up for a Caribbean holiday, sorting through all the island options for the best values can be a challenge.
Four destinations rise to the top of the list when it comes to bang for your buck in the form of modest...