| Jan 11, 2009
Washington is steeling itself for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration on Jan. 20. Hotels have long sold out, and space on residents' floors is going by the square foot.
But visitors have reason to be excited. They'll be on hand for a historic...
| May 7, 2008
I come from a long line of Europeans -- illiterate, mud-eating Europeans from the Outer Hebrides, to be exact, whose idea of a good time was to go down to the firth and watch the plague victims wash out to sea. Even so, I've always had an affinity for the...
| Jun 25, 2008
AMSTERDAM -- There have been some things even the most dazed Dutch, hazy-headed from the legal hash and marijuana sold in "coffee shops," probably couldn't have missed this month in their teeming capital. Construction is everywhere, especially along the...
| Jan 4, 2008
The vacation sort of just flew by.
After dropping their packs at a hostel, Ryan Ainsworth and his buddy Richie Bendelow found a shop selling 500 herbal potions that promised to make them high and happy in 500 ways. But the young British...
| Nov 29, 2009
Who done it? In the case of Rembrandt, it's a persistent question. ¶ Hundreds of paintings formerly attributed to the 17th century Dutch master have been demoted in the course of a massive research project funded by the Dutch government and investigations...
| Jun 20, 2010
Last winter, when Kelly, my teenage son, and I rode trains for a total of 50 hours across France, Germany, Britain and the Low Countries on a frenetic two-week trip (journalistic research for me), we never waited long or walked far to make a connection....
| Sep 6, 2009
Packing for vacation offers special challenges for a family of bookworms.
This year we went to Europe, which meant we couldn't just toss a satchel of books into the trunk.
Some airlines charge per bag. Heavy luggage costs more. Plus you have to schlep...
| Sep 4, 2009
| 11:29 AM
Connie Harrington and her husband, Bernie, came across this scene during an after-dinner stroll in Amsterdam. On their three-week European trip this summer, the couple also took an eight-day Rhine River cruise. "It was thrilling to look out our...
| Mar 7, 2009
It was a pleasure to watch events unfold and Olen Steinhauer's skills evolve over the five-novel series he set in an unnamed Soviet bloc nation -- from the police procedural "The Bridge of Sighs" (2003), in which the idealistic cops of the First...
| Jan 7, 2010
U.S. border security officials learned of the alleged extremist links of the suspect in the Christmas Day jetliner bombing attempt as he was airborne from Amsterdam to Detroit and had decided to question him when he landed, officials disclosed Wednesday....
| Apr 12, 2009
Ever wish you knew a local who could offer advice before your European trip? SpottedbyLocals.com has handpicked bloggers on the ground in 20 cities updating its city blogs with their favorite spots around town.
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