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  • The Hague: Holland's not-so-naughty other capital

     The Hague: Holland's not-so-naughty other capital
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Amsterdam is an amusement park for adults. The Hague is for adults who have grown weary of amusement parks. It is quiet, dignified and elegant compared with its sexy sibling. Two things define The Hague. It is Holland's...
  • Morey Amsterdam family estate sold

    Morey Amsterdam family estate sold
    The longtime Beverly Hills home of the Morey Amsterdam family has sold for $4.9 million. The 5,854-square-foot house, built in 1958, has walls of glass that open to the backyard, a living room with a fireplace and a step-down bar, a breakfast room, a den...
  • Travel info on world cruises

    Here is some information from Cruise Lines International Assn. members that offer world or "grand cruises." A few lines based in other countries also offer similar voyages. Most 2012 world cruises started in January, but there may be availability on...
  • Cruise line listings

    Here's a list of many of the lines that carry passenger traffic, along with a list of their vessels. Ships that are to have maiden voyages this year also are listed; check with the cruise line, though, because dates can change. AIDA Cruises, (011) 49-...
  • Elephant gets contact lens in stepladder operation at Dutch zoo

    Elephant gets contact lens in stepladder operation at Dutch zoo
    Win Thida, a 45-year-old Asian elephant, has become the first pachyderm in Europe to be fitted with a contact lens in an operation that required a stepladder to reach the giant-size patient. The Irish Times reported Win Thida, a native of Burma, had...
  • Americans to travel farther, spend more in 2012

    Americans to travel farther, spend more in 2012
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shaky economy notwithstanding, Americans intend to travel farther and spend more in 2012, according to a nationwide poll. Long-haul bookings to Europe, Asia and Australia are up in 2012, comprising 11 of the top 20 destinations for...
  • Ireland warms actor's heart

    Ireland warms actor's heart
    A stage, film and television actor, Stephen Lang is known for his commanding roles. One of the stars of "Avatar," the 59-year-old New Yorker currently can be seen in the Fox series "Terra Nova." Lang's love of traveling began early. "The first trip I...
  • Just where are all the cruise ships this winter?

    Just where are all the cruise ships this winter?
    The winter cruising season is well under way, and that means the southern ports are filling up with returning cruise ships with trips to warmer climes through next April. For those playing at home, here's a roundup by port of which ships are sailing...
  • How to haggle in Europe

    How to haggle in Europe
    At Europe's lively open-air markets and bazaars, bargaining for merchandise is the accepted and expected method of setting a price. Whether you're looking for door knockers or hand-knitted sweaters, seize the chance to bargain like a native. It's the only...
  • SCRIPTLAND: 'Departed' sequel in the works

    The elegiac title and murderous conclusion of "The Departed" may have signaled a brutal, blood-red finality, but in Hollywood any potential franchise can be revived by a strong-enough dose of green. "The Departed" is by far director Martin Scorsese's...
  • The Dutch embrace Messiaen

    The Dutch embrace Messiaen
    AMSTERDAM -- There have been some things even the most dazed Dutch, hazy-headed from the legal hash and marijuana sold in "coffee shops," probably couldn't have missed this month in their teeming capital. Construction is everywhere, especially along the...
  • 'The Tourist,' by Olen Steinhauer

    It was a pleasure to watch events unfold and Olen Steinhauer's skills evolve over the five-novel series he set in an unnamed Soviet bloc nation -- from the police procedural "The Bridge of Sighs" (2003), in which the idealistic cops of the First...