Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Must one travel more than 1,000 miles for a trip to be considered a Personal Journey? Does it have to include a passport and an overseas flight to a foreign land where locals speak some exotic language? Is it a necessary requirement to strap on a backpack and a $400 Patagonia jacket and hike the foothills of a mountainous region that touches the clouds?
BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) - The ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin are proving very popular again this year.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.
ALTON, N.H. (AP) - Winter on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee means ice fishing, hockey tournaments and, if the ice is strong enough, airplanes.
In glimpses of daily life around Asia last week, a woman gazed out a broken train window at one of New Delhi's busy railway stations, and Sri Lankan fishermen hauled in their catch.
BOYNE FALLS, Mich. - Perhaps Midwesterners were not meant to ski. Consider what they've been given: flat terrain, oppressively gray winter skies, subzero wind chills, and fickle helpings of a ski weekend's most crucial ingredient.
HAVANA (AP) - Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos" sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Farm show is returning to the State Fairgrounds.
HANA, Hawaii (AP) - When we moved to Hawaii 10 years ago, my wife Yukako and I set out to drive the road to Hana on the eastern shores of Maui. Highway 360 was known for gorgeous scenery as well as for hairpin switchbacks and a bumpy road.