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  • It's time for summer fun at Bok Tower Gardens

    It's time for summer fun at Bok Tower Gardens
    If you'd like to introduce the kids to a bit of Old Florida charm, Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales is one of the state's enduring gems. And the attraction has kid-friendly activities on its busy slate of summer activities that showcase the gardens and...
  • UK heaven on the cheap

    UK heaven on the cheap
    CAPEL CURIG, Wales — With the summer solstice just a few days away in this northwestern corner of Wales, the sun doesn't set till about 10, then pops up again about 5. Or at least that's the plan. On this morning it popped up only to be...
  • Bok Tower Gardens ready to ring in the holidays

    Bok Tower Gardens ready to ring in the holidays
    Bok Tower Gardens, an iconic old-school Florida tourist destination any time of the year, is always especially lovely during the holidays. This year, " Christmas Memories" will be the theme for the Gardens' 16th annual Christmas at Pinewood holiday...
  • In the mood for offbeat sport? Try swamp soccer, toe wrestling

    In the mood for offbeat sport? Try swamp soccer, toe wrestling
    Did you promise to get active in 2011? If you have a taste for the offbeat — swamp soccer, anyone? — these one-of-a-kind sporting events can help you keep that promise and travel at the same time. The World Bog Snorkeling Championship If you...
  • The Frugal Traveler: Speleology on a shoestring

    The Frugal Traveler: Speleology on a shoestring
    When my tour of Slovenia's Postojna Cave started with an underground train ride, I knew it had to be massive. After witnessing the impressive formations, I immediately wanted to see more of the same. For many, experiencing the world's notable cave systems...
  • Do out-of-date travel books have any use for more modern journeys?

    Do out-of-date travel books have any use for more modern journeys?
    It's time for the travel two-step: First, deciding where in the world you'd like to go for your summer vacation. Second, finding the perfect travel guide to accompany you. I've been known to stand in a bookstore aisle for long agonizing stretches, reading...
  • Book Review: 'Fall of Giants' by Ken Follett

    Book Review: 'Fall of Giants' by Ken Follett
    On the heels of his last novel, "World Without End," which took place in the Middle Ages, Ken Follett sets his formidable fictive sights a mere 100 years ago in "Fall of Giants" (Dutton: 990 pp., $36). Blockbusters are Follett's forte, and this latest,...
  • Book review: 'William and Harry' by Katie Nicholl

    Book review: 'William and Harry' by Katie Nicholl
    Once upon a time, there were two brother princes. Their beautiful mother had died when the boys were young, and after their aloof father took up with a selfish stepmother … Stop. That's how the spin whirled, for a time, around the young sons of...
  • Culinary SOS: Whip Tavern's Welsh rarebit

    Culinary SOS: Whip Tavern's Welsh rarebit
      Dear SOS: On a recent visit to the Philadelphia area, I encountered the absolute best Welsh rarebit at a local British pub. The Whip Tavern serves a rarebit that combines good English cheddar and Stilton cheeses with Smithwick's Irish Ale, spiced with...
  • California gets a new first dog: Pembroke Welsh corgi named Sutter joins Jerry Brown's family

     
    California has a new first dog in Sutter, a 7-year-old Pembroke Welsh corgi recently adopted by Gov. Jerry Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown. The Times' California state politics blog PolitiCal reported in early January that the corgi was......
  • Westminster dog show 2011: Where we stand going into Day 2

     
    The Westminster dog show is a two-day spectacle that saves its nail-biting best-in-show finale for the end of the second day. Where do we stand so far? The winners of four out of seven groups (categories of dog breeds arranged......
  • The Oscars on TV: Feb. 17 - 27

     
    For those who just can't wait until the Feb. 27 Oscar telecast and can't get enough of Amy, Christian, Colin, Annette, Geoffrey, Hailee, Javier, Helena, Jeff, Jennifer, Jesse and all the rest, listed below are some highlights of movies, series,......