| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Where are the best places to go in the U.S. for pot tourism?
Earlier in the month, Oakland hosted the International Cannabis and Hemp Expo, the first open-air marijuana festival ever held in our country. Marijuana wasn't legally available for sale there,...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:09 PM
It’s a well-known fact that any reference to “pants” in Africa means you are talking about one’s underwear.
That much, at least, I knew as I walked across the Tarmac to board the 540 airline to Nairobi, Kenya, not much over a week...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 1:36 PM
Virginia I. Paris Licardo, 88, of Enfield, Conn., beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24, with loving family at her side in Boston, Mass.
Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., on July 17, 1923, she was the daughter of...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Drawings by Rembrandt, his Students and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection
Through Jan. 8, 2012, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, (203) 869-0376, brucemuseum.org
In the history of Western art, countless figures serve as...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:25 PM
Three weeks ago Hedy and I took a train into Amsterdam's main station, then walked 20 minutes to Prinsengracht 263, a nondescript address next to a canal in the Dutch capital.
Entering the building, we slipped behind a bookcase and into a secret world....
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Talk about a buzz kill. A new law may have Amsterdam’s most popular tourist attractions going up in smoke.
The law taking affect at the end of the year makes it illegal for tourists to buy cannabis from coffee shops and puts restrictions on Dutch...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Time to stop putting off that trip to Amsterdam.
According to a variety of media reports, tourists will no longer be able to buy marijuana in Amsterdam's famed coffee shops beginning next year.
"Persons who do not hold Dutch citizenship will not have...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 10:15 AM
The Netherlands plans to ban foreigners from the country's famed pot shops, a decision Amsterdam's tourism industry hopes goes up in smoke.
The Dutch Cabinet late last month said the measure was needed to "reduce nuisance and drugs tourism," arguing that...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:50 PM
At Europe's lively open-air markets and bazaars, bargaining for merchandise is the accepted and expected method of setting a price. Whether you are looking for door-knockers or hand-knitted sweaters, seize the chance to bargain like a native. It's the...
| Feb 17, 2008
Heaven in minutes
The Castle Valley Inn is a beautiful, comfortable and affordable selection. Just minutes from the Colorado River, the national parks and Moab. The inn is nestled in the Castle Valley, familiar from movies.
Castle Valley Inn, HC64...
| May 9, 2009
ATHENS, Ga. -- A professor wanted for killing his wife and two other people at a community theater two weeks ago was found dead in the north Georgia woods Saturday, his body covered in brush and dirt, officials said.
Two guns were found with the body...
| Nov 23, 2008
When friends heard where my stepson and his fiancée were planning to tie the knot, the inevitable response was: "Cool. Is she Dutch?"
In fact, neither of these two adventurous young people possesses even one strand of Low Country DNA. They just like...