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  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • Planning a European itinerary

    During my college years, I traveled to Europe every summer. Back then, I'd start hatching my plans in spring: First I'd determine how much time I could get away for, and then I'd buy a cheap plane ticket to Europe. After that, I'd figure out where I'd...
  • Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't

    Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't
    I usually don't like to report on those "best" or "least expensive" city or airport stories. I figure that if you really want to visit the Louvre, the fact that Albuquerque is less expensive or Seoul has a better airport is irrelevant. But once in a while...
  • Seniors on the Go: Notes from a European driving trip

    Seniors on the Go: Notes from a European driving trip
    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Don't ever think you're too old to rent a car and drive through Europe. You can't beat driving for catching all the interesting sights along the way and enjoying the many -- and usually inexpensive -- roadside restaurants. As...
  • A Global Asbestos Battle Touches Yale

    A Global Asbestos Battle Touches Yale
    That Stephan Schmidheiny has played a huge role in environmental matters around the world over the last 37 years is not up for debate. What is hotly contested about the Swiss industrialist-turned-philanthropist and author is whether he's rightly...
  • Thomas Zoells launches a world of sound on South Michigan Avenue

    Thomas Zoells launches a world of sound on South Michigan Avenue
    As Chicago singer-pianist Yoko Noge cries out a bluesy lament, her fingers barrel across the keyboard – and thousands listen in on WDCB 90.9 FM. But on this afternoon, Noge isn't performing in one of the rowdy bars where she usually works, and she...
  • From the desk of: Father and son go to 100th anniversary of the Indy 500

    From the desk of: Father and son go to 100th anniversary of the Indy 500
    One of the happiest fellows these days is George Morris, of Holtville. He and his son, George E., recently went to the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500. “I’ve wanted to go to the Indy from the time I rode in the car with my Mom and Dad...
  • Viewpoint: The Swiss Club of Imperial Valley and its festivities

    Viewpoint: The Swiss Club of Imperial Valley and its festivities
    In October the Swiss Club of Imperial Valley had its annual Fall Schwingfest at the club house northwest of Holtville. The club has hosted these events since 1921. The annual Schwingfests, and the many other Swiss Club activities, run smoothly through...
  • Senior Travel: Weak euro -- windfall or worry?

    Senior Travel: Weak euro -- windfall or worry?
    Today's media are full of reports on the "crisis" in the euro currency. The euro, as most of you know, is the common currency among 17 separate European countries, including all the big ones other than the UK, and what happens to it influences almost...
  • Viewpoint: Thanking educators, co-workers, pastors

    Viewpoint: Thanking educators, co-workers, pastors
    “If you can read, remember to thank a teacher,” is a frequently heard saying. At the beginning of this new year I would like to thank some of the special people in my life, including those who taught me to read at Eastside School in rural...
  • 'Best' hotels? Ask TripAdvisor

    'Best' hotels? Ask TripAdvisor
    By Ed Perkins, Tribune Media Services, Ed Perkins - On Travel Posted 01/24/2012 at 12:00 am EST The world's best hotel, says TripAdvisor, is the Phoenix Resort in San Pedro, Belize. Others in the top 10 range from Cape Town to Fes to Peru to Killarney,...
  • President of Indianapolis airport speaks out following CEO's resignation

    President of Indianapolis airport speaks out following CEO's resignation
    For the first time, the Indianapolis Airport Authority president is speaking out about the resignation of airport director and CEO John Clark. Clark's resignation comes after a Fox 59 Wants to Know investigation exposed excessive travel expenses. "We...