| Mar 13, 2011
| 2:30 PM
I had two goals before I booked my flight to Europe: Get the lowest price, and travel with the fewest stops possible. Air Berlin offered the best fare, but little did I know its name would be so prescient.
For the first trip outside the country with my...
| May 14, 2011
Weddings are joyous occasions celebrating the most important and romantic of new beginnings, which makes spring, with its bright celebration of nature reborn the perfect backdrop for a nuptial celebration.
“Spring is a time when new flowers...
| Sep 4, 2011
When he was in high school, Frederick A. Fay would shoot baskets for hours in his Bethesda, Md., backyard. Then, before heading inside, he might execute a routine of flips on a trapeze.
That was his intention one day toward the end of his junior year...
| Mar 21, 2007
TOYOTA Motor Corp. is the colossus of roads. It is, or soon will be, the largest car company in the world. Its worldwide sales are up year after year, as are its profits, as are its stock prices. In the U.S., the world's largest car market, Toyota's sales...
| Apr 2, 2008
| 1:19 PM
What happens if, two-thirds of the way to a Palm Springs weekend, somebody grabs control of your family's vehicle, veers hard to the right, follows the cliff-clinging goat path known as California 243, then roars into the pines...
| Apr 18, 2008
"The Forbidden Kingdom" is kung fu light, the kind of martial arts family film that results when the director who made "Stuart Little" and "The Lion King" gets to work with Jackie Chan and Jet Li.
Of course, the great martial arts films of the past didn'...
| Jun 11, 2008
If you ever have occasion to share a drink with an Australian -- your luck is bound to run out, sooner or later -- do yourself a favor, mate. Don't offer to buy him a Foster's beer. Though Americans might think they are just being sociable, the lager made...
| Jun 22, 2008
Here, based on my own adventures and conversations with several experts, are 14 things to know about vacation rentals.
1. Know whom to call when the AC breaks down: Get your host's cellphone number -- and his handyman's. Sure, it's nice if your host...
| Feb 23, 2009
Humans are light-sensitive beings. Whether it comes from the sun, a laser or a fluorescent bulb, light can affect our bodies and minds in ways that scientists are just beginning to understand.
If you believe actor Robert Wagner, a little light can banish...
| Jan 3, 2009
Al Teman has a penchant for salvage, but his Silver Lake home in no way resembles a salvage yard. A surplus of discarded doors, for example, is neatly stacked in storage. Antique books, magazines and other ephemera are painstakingly sorted and filed...
| Nov 28, 2008
Ruth Greenberg, a sculptor and basket weaver who for more than two decades ran Malibu's Tidepool Gallery, a veritable museum devoted to shells and other ocean artifacts, has died. She was 93.
Greenberg died Oct. 18 of complications related to old age...