Wyoming. In the northeast corner of the state, it stands out from the surrounding landscape, rising nearly 1,300 feet above the Belle Fourche River.
Despite the mishaps, including a lost phone and vanished ATM card, helpful natives show it's a place where kindness rules.
The first thing you notice about Lyndon, Vt., is the quiet. As I practiced the piano in a large, airy, room with a spectacular view of Burke Mountain, I noticed something missing: traffic noise.
Q: We recently used Booking.com to reserve a property on Maui that was managed by the company HelloRelaxation. It was titled "3 Bedroom House 5 mins from Beach." It was a property that required a nonrefundable prepayment.
A: South Africa. Covering an area of about 7,500 square miles in the northeast part of the country, it's packed with nearly 150 species of large mammals.
Another day, another panic over misplaced keys, wallet, cellphone - invariably when I'm rushing to catch a plane or get to a restaurant reservation the hotel concierge nabbed against all odds. I wanted a small device with a built-in hole for hooking onto
For all the appeal that Atlantic City may have for gamblers as a beach destination, the resort town has one chronic flaw: Every year, summer ends.
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'What does New York mean to you?" I ask my husband, as we sit in a knot of traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike. He stops drumming the steering wheel. "Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, Woody Allen," he says, then pauses and adds, "Walt Whitman."
NEW YORK - "Skyscraper Museum? Sorry, no. Ask that guy over there. He might know where it is."
After hearing four variations on that theme, I approached a female construction worker in a neon-pink hard hat. "Sure," she said, "right there," and pointed around the corner,...
NEW YORK - It is a cold, overcast afternoon on the Lower East Side. The streets are almost empty. The buildings seem dusty. A man's dark overcoat swings eerily in the breeze on a hanger at the entrance of a used-clothing store.
NEW YORK - I missed Mario Batali by two hours when I sat down at one of his tables. The man himself had just been in Otto to pump up the staff, and his taste for lusty Italian permeated the place like fresh anchovies in the bagna cauda.
Question: I recently made a reservation for a van ride from New York to Newark airport through SuperShuttle. I called hours in advance of my scheduled pickup and was given a confirmation number by phone.
Inquirer reporter Tom Belden blogs about the frustrations and joys of travel by road, rail and air in and out of Philadelphia, at http://go.philly.com/roadwarrior.
10 for the Road
You can plan now to attend these weekend events, which will take place within a few weeks and are within a day's drive of Philadelphia.
What a U.S. dollar buys (in commercial trades; consumer rates may be lower)
Country Jan. 18 Year ago
Australia (dollar) 1.27 1.34
Austria (euro) 0.77 0.83
Someone once asked me, as we were riding in a Manhattan-bound 1 train, about the looming classical dome perched atop a steep, wooded hill. Situated in Gotham's least glamorous borough, the Bronx, it stands out.
When New Orleans' levees surrendered to Katrina's floodwaters a year-and-a-half ago, familiar places in that city were cast in strange, even bizarre, roles.