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  • Go Away With ... Stephen Lang

    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 may currently be seen in the Fox series "Terra Nova." Lang's love of traveling began early. "The first trip I...
  • World cruises still a popular option for affluent travelers

    World cruises still a popular option for affluent travelers
    Industry specialists say world cruises are gaining in popularity among well-heeled travelers who no longer want to hold off on bucket list trips and once-in-a-lifetime vacations until the economy fully recovers. These extended cruises, which typically...
  • Another golden age for Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is a laboratory of progressive living and tolerance, bottled inside Europe's most 17th-century city. Like Venice, this city is a patchwork quilt of canal-bordered islands, anchored upon millions of wooden pilings. But unlike its dwelling-in-the-...
  • Miley Cyrus smokes a joint and twerks with a little person

    Miley Cyrus smokes a joint and twerks with a little person
    Miley Cyrus has dipped once again into the big book of attention-getting stunts at awards shows. This time it was at the MTV Eurpean Music Awards in Amsterdam, where she lit up what looked like a joint on stage while accepting her award for best video...
  • Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer and tobacco to clean streets

    Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer and tobacco to clean streets
    Amsterdam has found a unique way to keep its streets clean and keep the city's alcoholics out of trouble in the process.  The Rainbow Foundation project, which is funded by the Dutch state and donations, is "hiring" alcoholics to clean city streets....
  • The Netherlands: Comfort and joy at Apenheul primate park

     The Netherlands: Comfort and joy at Apenheul primate park
    APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS — Dozens of black-and-yellow squirrel monkeys scampered around us, some running above on high ropes, others swooping in close to us as we walked. This was one of the many delights of the Apenheul, a primate park in rural...
  • Paying alcoholics in beer to clean Amsterdam streets: Good or bad?

    Paying alcoholics in beer to clean Amsterdam streets: Good or bad?
    A group of chronic alcoholics was a nuisance in Amsterdam’s Oosterpark. So the group was put to work -- in exchange for beer, Agence France-Presse reports. Thanks to a program supported by donations and state funds, they work three days a week,...
  • Slum tourism

    Slum tourism
    When Marie Antoinette wanted to escape the confines and pressures of courtly life, she retreated to her quaint Petit Hameau where she and her companions donned their finest peasant frocks and pretended to be poor. A century later, fashionable Londoners...
  • Readers Recommend: Restaurant Lastage in Amsterdam is a gem

    Restaurant Lastage, about a 10-minute walk from the Central Station in Amsterdam, is a real gem with a Michelin star, elegant service and reasonable prices. Reservations are necessary. We found it by accident and were given a table because of a last-...
  • Cruise line phone numbers, websites and vessels

    AIDA Cruises Ships: Each name preceded by and blended with AIDA: aura, bella, blu, cara, diva, luna, mar, sol, stella, vita. Info: 011-49-381-20-270707, http://www.aida.de. Amawaterways Ships: La Marguerite, Zambezi Queen. Each of the following...
  • Europe's dirty little art secret

     Europe's dirty little art secret
    The outrage sparked by the clumsy handling of a Nazi-looted art trove in Munich, which was revealed this month, shows the urgent need for transparency in the art world, from museums to auction houses to private collections. For years this rarefied world...
  • Clinical depression may accelerate aging process, study says

    Severe depression doesn't just affect the mind, it may also attack the body on a cellular level by speeding up the aging process, according to a new study. In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Psychology, researchers in California and...