NEW YORK — In Michigan, you’re expected to leave snowy boots in the mudroom before going inside. In Alaska, boots are taken off in “Arctic entries.” In Japan, Thailand and many other countries, you wouldn’t dream of entering a home with your shoes on, regardless of the season.
NEW YORK — Today’s travelers want to be comfortable, organized and connected. With those themes in mind, here are some gift ideas, starting with suggestions from three people who travel for a living.
Three cities loom large in the life and death of John F. Kennedy: Washington, D.C., where he was president and senator; Dallas, where he died; and Boston, where he was born.
NEW YORK - Quinn Cooney of Mill Creek, Wash., is excited about starting high school in September, but she's not looking forward to waking up at 5:30 a.m. to arrive on time. Classes for ninth-graders start at 7:30 a.m., 45 minutes earlier than they did in middle school.
NEW YORK - Laura Radocaj of Vero Beach, Fla., was warned when she was pregnant with twins that motherhood would be harder than she imagined - especially because she planned to go back to work while the twins were still babies. "But this has been the easiest transition," said Radocaj, 28, who…
It's one thing to say tech geniuses don't need degrees. After all, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg all dropped out of college.
Robinson once lived in this Brooklyn home. A plaque says: "The first African-American major league baseball player lived here from 1947 to 1949."
Fans still leave tributes at Robinson's gravesite. The stone's inscription reads: "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
NEW YORK - With the movie "42" bringing the Jackie Robinson story to a new generation, fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American athlete who integrated Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
NEW YORK - Disneyland is marking Three Kings Day in a big way this season, another milestone in the mainstreaming of a holiday that is beloved in Latin America and other cultures around the world.
NEW YORK - Social media will be a big component of a new program announced by Disney Wednesday in which the company's parks in California and Florida will feature weekly surprise themes and events.
NEW YORK - Earlier this month, NBA rookie Royce White disclosed that he is afraid to fly and said he expects to travel by bus to play in at least some of the basketball games for his team, the Houston Rockets.
NEW YORK - Too old to trick-or-treat? Busy the night of Oct. 31? That's OK, because Halloween has become a seasonal holiday, with attractions and activities for all ages through early November.
A hundred years ago, the sinking of the Titanic was a tragic disaster. Today, it's fodder for an entertaining outing.
NEW YORK - "Mad Men" fans, it's time for a cocktail.
NEW YORK - Peter Brouwer turns 56 on Wednesday. But if you count the times he's celebrated his true birth date, he's only turning 14.
NEW YORK - Elaborate gingerbread houses, boat parades, train
shows and dazzling light shows that illuminate entire neighborhoods
are all part of the holiday fun this year for the Christmas and New
NEW YORK - Local ingredients, a blend of technology and
tradition, and treatments focusing not just on beauty but also on
remedying stress and pain are some of the trends turning up at
NEW YORK.- El padre de Mark Zuckerberg, creador de Facebook,
dice que un temprano contacto con las computadoras despertó el
interés de su hijo en la tecnología y recomienda a todos los padres
de familia que apoyen los intereses de sus hijos y encuentren el
equilibrio justo entre el juego y l…
Rogue waves, norovirus, mechanical problems, bad weather. Not
every cruise is perfect. And when things go wrong, passengers are
sometimes surprised that they are no more likely to get a refund
than if they went to the beach for a week and it rained every
NEW YORK.- La rebeldía juvenil tiene una nueva manifestación,
tan insólita como fría: Los jóvenes se están mostrando cada vez más
reticentes a usar abrigos en sitios con bajas temperaturas por
considerar que no se ven bien.
NEW YORK - Among the great spectacles of winter, along with the
northern lights and frozen lakes, are coatless kids.
NEW YORK - It's a Christmastime tradition for shoppers, New
Yorkers and tourists alike: Checking out store windows decorated
for the holidays. Many of this year's windows use high-tech
displays to showcase traditional stories and symbols of the
NEW YORK - From gingerbread exhibits to the Grinch to a new
Louisville, Ky., attraction called KaLightoscope, destinations
around the country are offering Christmas-themed attractions and
Conventional wisdom holds that gift cards are the perfect
present for picky teens. But not all teenagers agree.
NEW YORK - Second-graders who can't tie shoes or zip jackets.
Four-year-olds in Pull-Ups diapers. Five-year-olds in strollers.
Teens and preteens befuddled by can openers and ice-cube trays.
College kids who've never done laundry, taken a bus alone or
addressed an envelope.
NEW YORK - Four centuries in 30 minutes. That's what tourists
get in trendy DUMBO.
NEW YORK - Why take a walking tour inspired by a cable series
you've never seen?
NEW YORK - For many visitors to New York, a trip to Chinatown
means heading to Lower Manhattan. But the city has another
Chinatown in Flushing, Queens, not as well-known, but just as
vibrant. It's a fun place to spend a day exploring, shopping, and
above all, eating.
When it comes to autumn color, New England's reputation is
five-star. So are Westerners blowing it out their cowboy hats when
they claim their golden aspens and cottonwoods can go head to head
with Northeastern maples and oaks in October?
So many beautiful beaches around the world are ringed by
high-rise condos, trinket shops and traffic, with the same
fast-food and hotel chains as all the other beaches.
NEW YORK — If you have a son over age 10, you may be familiar
with a fragrance I refer to as “Eau de Boy.”
You could pay a lot of money for the privilege of donating your
labor to a worthy cause somewhere around the world on a volunteer
NEW YORK — It's wave season, the time of year when travelers
typically book the most cruises. And there's good news for
cruise-loving consumers: Discounts abound, more than a dozen new
ships are being introduced this year, and booking windows are
shrinking, which means you don't have to plan…
NEW YORK — The Year of the Ox begins Jan. 26, and stores all
over Chinatown are selling bright red decorations to mark the new
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Last winter, my 10-year-old son and I headed
to a destination that had friends and family wondering if we'd lost
NEW YORK — Once upon a time, Halloween was a one-day event. Then
the pumpkins and parties started moving back to the weeks between
Columbus Day and Oct. 31.
NEW YORK — New England's fall foliage typically peaks in late
September and early October. But around the country, leaf-peeping
season runs longer than you might think.
NEW YORK — You don't need big bucks to enjoy the Big Apple big
time. Here are some strategies.
HARTLAND, Maine — I spent the July Fourth weekend lying in a
hammock on the shore of a pond in central Maine. I liked it so
much, I'm going back in August. Big activities planned include
listening for loon calls, watching the moon rise and picking sprigs
of wild mint. Maybe I'll take a canoe…