| Oct 29, 2011
| 12:51 PM
Lanny Ross struggled to push his 78-year-old mother through the surf toward shore.
On a cool, cloudy October afternoon, his two-seater plane had smacked into the Chesapeake Bay, stranding them both amid five-foot waves.
His mother's right eye was...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:57 PM
Now that Southwest Airlines has completed its $1 billion purchase of AirTran Holdings, executives have launched the longer-term process of merging the two brands, retraining employees, rolling out larger aircraft, giving makeovers to AirTran planes and...
| Jun 2, 2011
Ah, the quintessential time-honored family road trip. Maui's Road to Hana? Sure, a nice family drive. The breathtaking Mount Blanc circuit of France, Italy and Switzerland? Without doubt, a family bucket list candidate.
But for my tastes nothing can hold...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 6:16 PM
Whether they're planning to travel to Italy, Tibet or Argentina, Larry and Bonnie Ohler call Lynda Maxwell first.
Maxwell, the owner of Destinations Inc. travel agency, has been helping the Ellicott City couple plan vacations for years — booking...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Tax dollars have built this nation's transportation infrastructure, from roads and bridges to airports and subway systems. Rent a car or truck for the day and you may think you're paying for your transportation, but that's only the vehicle — most of...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 11:37 AM
"Check It Free" promotion from InterContinental Hotels
What's the deal: Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has extended its "Check It Free" promotion through April 30. IHG, owner of Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge and Candlewood Suites brands,...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 8:24 AM
Listen to the sounds of the '60s, '70s, Motown and disco eras played by the Winstons, Fri., June 24, 7-9 p.m. at Granville Gude Park, 8300 Mulberry St. This is the first performance in the Concert in the Park summer series, sponsored by the Laurel...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 9:00 AM
If you haven't ventured inside BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport since last Thanksgiving, you'll be happy to hear the bathrooms are in the same place. So are the runways. That is to say, not a lot has changed physically.
But the airport has had a banner year...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 3:00 AM
U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles last Tuesday granted a request for a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks a provision in North Carolina's new abortion-restriction law that would require women seeking an abortion to view an...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Somewhere along the way, Warren G. Sargent decided to stop giving away his watercolor paintings.
"As more and more of the old folks were gone and there were fewer new acquaintances to be had, it seemed like a good idea to keep them," the 93-year-old...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 3:32 PM
Baltimore and the Bahamas' Freeport have a lot in common. They're both cities with a mix of tourist areas and heavy industry, and both often play second banana to a national capital.
Now the two cities are linked by a direct air service that began...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 4:49 PM
A Tampa-based company plans to begin offering flights next spring from BWI-Marshall Airport to Cuba, where travel has been restricted since 1961, shortly after Fidel Castro took power and nationalized U.S.-owned businesses.
But visitors shouldn't count...