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Bangor, Maine: Easygoing, scenically blessed and, yes, Stephen King

published about 16 hours ago
Bangor, Maine: Easygoing, scenically blessed and, yes, Stephen King
You know Bangor, that little city in central Maine?

In Transit Blog: Dinner, a Movie and a Flight Out of Minneapolis

published about 17 hours ago
In Transit Blog: Dinner, a Movie and a Flight Out of Minneapolis
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has transformed its C Concourse into an “arts corridor,” culminating next month with the opening of a screening room.

From Foyles to Hatchards, slip between the covers of London bookshops

published about 17 hours ago
From Foyles to Hatchards, slip between the covers of London bookshops
My geeky teenage years were filled with escapes to this city's bookstores. Most weekends were spent leaning against their bookcases and reading seemingly a little bit of everything, from Russian short stories to picture books about steam trains. I was a nerd, but not in today's hipster-cool...

Itzik Harani a fantastic guide on once-in-a-lifetime tour of Israel

published about 17 hours ago
Certified guide Itzik Harani recently took me and a friend on a tour of a lifetime that covered modern and historical sites in Israel such as Tel Aviv, new and old Jerusalem, Masada, Golan Heights, Tiberius, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea, Akko, etc. Harani is fluent in English and...

The dogs and horses are running in Del Mar, Calif.

published 1 day ago
The dogs and horses are running in Del Mar, Calif.
I always think of summer as a sure bet in Del Mar: the beach, the shops, the track. Now fall is too. This year, for the first time, horse-racing fans can enjoy the sport of kings at Del Mar's where-the-surf-meets-the-turf racetrack during the inaugural Bing Crosby Season, Nov. 7-30. I visited...