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“I had hoped to visit a friend in Africa this summer,” admits Susan McCombs, of Kensington, California. “But with recent increases in fuel and ticket... Read More

The islands off the coast of Massachusetts have long been synonymous with Old Guard summers, but a younger generation of trendsetters is breathing new... Read More

It's no sick joke: airline barf bags have become collectibles. Connoisseurs include a Berkeley technology professor, as well as a Massachusetts writer... Read More

Your attention, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—it's time for today's trivia question! Exactly how awesome is minor-league baseball?Is it (a)... Read More

The North End, formerly spaghetti central, has become a source for authentic Italian cuisine in Beantown. Count on the 2004 completion of the "Big Dig"... Read More

We live in New Mexico, where we enjoy the changing seasons. Rather than trying to escape winter, we look forward to it. If it gets too cold out, we... Read More

IN THE AIR Logging on at 30,000 feet will soon be much simpler, now that several companies are launching Internet-access systems for commercial aircraft... Read More

To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend... Read More

American theater has never been livelier. Broadway is crowded with sold-out shows, hundreds of regional theaters are producing new works, and many of... Read More

Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under... Read More

These days, hardly anyone balks when busboys start clearing plates before everyone is finished. Maître d's keep patrons waiting for an hour, even when... Read More

Nantucket is good, old-fashioned American summering. Our house is a 1920's cedar-shingled cottage that overlooks the harbor and Jettie's Beach—"on the... Read More

We wandered into Mucho Gusto Cafe and Collectibles on a rainy night after ... Read More

You've had your summer holiday and you should be content. So why do you find yourself staring wistfully out the window as late-summer green gives way to... Read More

mod in milanAmid the sleek boutiques on Milan's Via della Spiga sits a new mecca for children's clothing made of cashmere and baby alpaca, flocked... Read More

Here's a tip of the hat to the values that make this country great. We're not talking about motherhood and fair play. We talking value values: low... Read More

Whenever I talk to Europeans who are here to see America, I tell them how important it is to explore the rest of the country, not just New York,... Read More

Our entourage of 14 included seven kids: Ella, 10; Ned, nine; Susannah, "almost eight"; Meghan, three; Jack, also three; Grace (a.k.a.... Read More

layover (lay-oh-ver) n. An unpleasant break in a journey, during which the traveler is subjected to bland, overpriced food, uncomfortable airport... Read More

Aesop has led us to believe that those who plan (the ants) fare better than those who don't (the grasshoppers). But the Web has changed everything; and... Read More

“He will appear in the enchanted garden,” Keith Kaufelt, a docent at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia says with more certainty than... Read More

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