| May 7, 2008
I come from a long line of Europeans -- illiterate, mud-eating Europeans from the Outer Hebrides, to be exact, whose idea of a good time was to go down to the firth and watch the plague victims wash out to sea. Even so, I've always had an affinity for the...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2008
Mention Jacques Brel and you summon up images of cabaret stools, turtlenecks, berets and pretentious chanteuses with bad French accents trying to get their lips around "Ne Me Quitte Pas."
For that, we have to blame the ubiquitous "Jacques Brel is Alive...
| 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...
| Jan 20, 2008
"How's your fish?"
I was having dinner at a waterfront restaurant, my first evening in Bonaire, and the question from the man at the next table didn't surprise me. The island has been attracting people interested in fish ever since the rakish Don Stewart...
| Sep 14, 2009
| 9:20 AM
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2009 Departure Date: Nov. 25
Cruise Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US; Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.; Oranjestad, Aruba;...
| Oct 27, 2009
When ING Group bought Aetna's financial services business nine years ago, not many in the Hartford area — or elsewhere in the country, for that matter — had ever heard of the Dutch financial services company.
After tens of millions spent on...
| 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...
| 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....
| Jun 20, 2009
British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, in his latest incarnation as a gay Austrian fashion reporter, jet skied through a canal into Amsterdam's red light district on Friday to open a brothel full of men in thongs ahead of the Dutch premiere of 'Bruno'.
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2009
| 11:29 AM
Connie Harrington and her husband, Bernie, came across this scene during an after-dinner stroll in Amsterdam. On their three-week European trip this summer, the couple also took an eight-day Rhine River cruise. "It was thrilling to look out our...