Five Places to Go in Chicago

Five Places to Go in Chicago

Travel December 11, 2017 0

On Chicago’s South Side, quintessentially blue-collar Bridgeport is the city’s prime spot for catching a White Sox game, savoring a great taco or taking in the art scene. The Daley family’s storied neighborhood once had an Irish-only, outsiders-unwelcome reputation. Yet the enclave now ranks among the city’s most diverse,... Read more
Leisure Travel With an Eye on Giving Back

Leisure Travel With an Eye on Giving Back

Travel December 10, 2017 0

The idea for The Vacation Project was born over multiple cocktail in a New York City bar. While animatedly swapping stories from their travels, three friends — Lindsay Bradley, 29, Mitchell Roy, 29, and Charlotte Bergin, 28 — realized that they all shared an interest in doing some volunteering... Read more
At Three National Monuments, Quiet Trails and Questions About the Future

At Three National Monuments, Quiet Trails and Questions About the Future

Travel December 10, 2017 0

Scrambling on the Sandstone at Grand Staircase Jay and I wondered what the climb back out would be like as we made our way down a wide, smooth, but radically tilted carapace of sandstone toward Upper Calf Creek Falls. This was a “trail,” visible mostly as an imaginary line... Read more
Road to Recovery – The New York Times

Road to Recovery – The New York Times

Travel December 10, 2017 0

In January, our son died at the age of 5, suddenly but not unexpectedly. He had been born with a complicated heart condition that required multiple surgeries and frequent medical attention. His short life had been filled with miracles, and he had a calm spirit that balanced the normal-kid... Read more
A New York Hotel That’s a Destination for Design

A New York Hotel That’s a Destination for Design

Travel December 9, 2017 0

Rates From $259 including Wi-Fi. The Basics The 213-room 11 Howard, part of the New York-City-based real estate firm RFR Holding, opened in April 2016 in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood. Design and art are featured throughout the property: the prominent New York City-based architect Anda Andrei collaborated with the Danish... Read more
The Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi Got a Major Makeover. Here Is a First Look.

The Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi Got a Major Makeover. Here Is a First Look.

Travel December 9, 2017 0

New Delhi’s Oberoi hotel has a dear place in my heart, as it does for many city natives. On special occasions, including my sixth birthday, my parents and grandmother would take my sister and me to the property’s restaurant, the Café, for afternoon tea and pastries — the flaky... Read more
Bali’s Rumbling Volcano Leaves Tourist Industry Gasping for Air

Bali’s Rumbling Volcano Leaves Tourist Industry Gasping for Air

Travel December 9, 2017 0

Bali’s normally crowded beaches had only a handful of visitors Thursday and hotels were offering steep discounts to lure travelers back. That does not bode well for the tourism outlook as the island heads into what would normally be a busy holiday season. “Uncertainty is as much an enemy... Read more
Five Travel Stories From 2017 to Help You Escape Into the World

Five Travel Stories From 2017 to Help You Escape Into the World

Travel December 8, 2017 0

From the coastlines of Europe to remote Kodiak Island, Alaska, here are five of our favorite stories to help you explore the world from your comfort of your screen. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, in northeast Paris, is an urban oasis with lush hills, a Roman-style temple, and water views from... Read more
What You Need to Know About Traveling to Cuba Now

What You Need to Know About Traveling to Cuba Now

Travel June 12, 2017 0

That would turn the clock back to the days before the détente, when most Americans could visit Cuba only as part of an organized group rather than under their own steam — making travel to the island more costly and less spontaneous. Continue reading the main story Philip Peters,... Read more
A Mystery Up Above: How Much Are Frequent Flier Miles Worth?

A Mystery Up Above: How Much Are Frequent Flier Miles Worth?

Travel June 12, 2017 0

First, taxes don’t count, so only $949 of the $1,206 was in play for reward purposes. Second, though I had booked the tickets on the United website and was charged just once, United had put me on Jetstar Airways — an airline that I (wrongly) assumed must have been... Read more