| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Last year the trip-planning website Tripomatic calculated one simple, fascinating statistic: In different cities across the globe, how long can $100 last?
Presuming a traveler stayed in the cheapest possible accommodation (usually a shared dorm), took...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Some very thankful, patriotic folks are planning a celebration of the signing of the end of the Vietnam War.
The planners hope for financial help to create this much-needed event, which will be Sept. 13 and 14 at the Brown County Fairgrounds.
| Apr 21, 2013
Mr. Harold Nichols, a gentleman from Mercersburg, Pa., took exception to my column, “No Political Apathy in Ohio, Baltimore or D.C.” He has the impression that I was a Mitt Romney supporter, and suggested that I should “get over the...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 10:04 PM
There are noodle soups and there is pho, Vietnam’s richly complex gift to the world.
Pho (say: fuh) may prompt wisecracks and pun-ny T-shirts, judging by those we saw at Ho Chi Minh City’s Ben Thanh Market during a recent trip. But in...
| Apr 3, 2013
There are noodle soups and there is pho, Vietnam's richly complex gift to the world.
Pho (say: fuh) may prompt wisecracks and punny tee shirts, judging by those we saw at Ho Chi Minh City's Ben Thanh Market during a recent trip. But in Vietnam and at...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:59 PM
For the better part of four years, Air Force Maj. Gen. John Borling lived in a cell that was about 21/2 paces wide and 31/2 paces long. There were no windows and little ventilation, except for three small holes. One of the holes contained a naked light...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The Pentagon is seeking a return to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, a sheltered anchorage off the strategically-important South China Sea....
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:37 AM
Leon Panetta, on a nine-day visit to Asia, is in Vietnam for talks with government officials on deepening military ties as the Obama administration is reasserting the U.S. role as a Pacific power after a decade of war elsewhere....
| Oct 2, 2012
| 7:54 PM
The poet was a familiar figure, striding through Little Saigon, sipping tea, sharing wisdom. He liked to read through the night, not too tired to dissect a bit of homeland politics....
| Mar 24, 2012
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — By the time my plane landed here, my travel companion, Vung Nguyen, 22 years my junior and a Vietnamese native, was already waiting for me at the hotel pool with her 5-year-old niece. They had brought me a gift from the...
| Oct 5, 2012
The poet was a familiar figure, striding through Little Saigon, sipping tea, sharing wisdom, his head covered with his trademark fedora. He liked to read through the night, not too tired to dissect a bit of homeland politics.
He lived simply, renting...
| Nov 3, 2012
Edwin Q. White
Saigon bureau chief for AP during Vietnam War
Edwin Q. White, 90, who as Associated Press bureau chief in Saigon during the 1960s was part of a fabled crew of journalists who covered the Vietnam War, died Thursday in Honolulu, the...