| Dec 30, 2011
| 2:05 AM
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...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:10 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2012
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...
| Aug 7, 2011
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...
| Jan 30, 2007
| 10:13 AM
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...
| Jun 25, 2008
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...
| Mar 7, 2009
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...
| Sep 6, 2009
Packing for vacation offers special challenges for a family of bookworms.
This year we went to Europe, which meant we couldn't just toss a satchel of books into the trunk.
Some airlines charge per bag. Heavy luggage costs more. Plus you have to schlep...
| Nov 29, 2009
Who done it? In the case of Rembrandt, it's a persistent question. ¶ Hundreds of paintings formerly attributed to the 17th century Dutch master have been demoted in the course of a massive research project funded by the Dutch government and investigations...
| Jan 4, 2008
The vacation sort of just flew by.
After dropping their packs at a hostel, Ryan Ainsworth and his buddy Richie Bendelow found a shop selling 500 herbal potions that promised to make them high and happy in 500 ways. But the young British...
| Apr 24, 2008
Today, Stimson and Sullum address the relationship between drug laws and violence. Previously, they compared drug legalization and decriminalization, debated the federal government's authority to raid local marijuana dispensaries, and discussed past...
| Jun 3, 2009
The original plan was to fly from Hartford to Amsterdam and travel by train to Brussels for meetings.
Then Delta Airlines canceled its plan to resume direct service from Bradley International Airport to The Netherlands.
So Anne Evans, head of the U.S....