| Jun 4, 2010
| 4:32 PM
--Major sale: Claude Monet's 1906 "Nympheas" -- one of the artist's celebrated water-lily paintings -- is expected to bring up to $58 million at a Christie's auction in London that also will feature a "blue period" Picasso and works by......
| Jun 10, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Eat your heart out, Georgia O'Keeffe. Two mega-sculptural blossoms by Nancy Rubins will see your delicate paintings of flowers and raise the ante a couple thousand pounds. At Gagosian Gallery, Rubins lashed together several dozen aluminum rowboats and...
| Jul 4, 2010
I'm standing on a slice of paradise in Crete. The sun is burning down out of a blue sky, the sandy beach beneath my feet is stretching to crystal-clear sea, but terror is numbing my senses. Kayak instructor Russ is explaining that we're going to capsize...
| Jul 4, 2010
THE BEST WAY TO PALAIOCHORA, CRETE
From LAX, Connecting service (change of planes) to Athens is offered on Air France, British, Lufthansa, Alitialia, Continental, Delta, US Airways, KLM and Swiss. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,070.
| Jan 3, 2011
Richard Hamlin recalls his initial reaction when his wife suggested they take a kayaking trip while in the San Juan Islands: "I said, 'No, it looks like work.'"
He was half right. Kayaking can be work — as in a great workout — but it can also...
| Jan 3, 2011
Put away the eggnog and break out the tennis shoes — it's New Year's resolution time, and no doubt millions have made the pledge to get fit. Many of them will join a gym only to find they're bored with the monotony of cardio equipment and weight...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 4:28 PM
Squaw Valley USA, (800) 403-0206, http://www.squaw.com/
Guided kayak tours and stand-up paddle board rentals:
Tahoe Adventure Co., Tahoe Vista...
| Aug 8, 2010
When it comes to long walks on warm, sandy beaches, Southern Californians are spoiled by our many choices. But how about strolling miles of tropical beach? Or sauntering across acres of sand dunes? Or traipsing miles of sandy coast with dramatic vistas...
| Aug 22, 2010
Just an hour north of Sun Valley, Idaho's celebrity hot spot, lies the Stanley Basin — an amazing region surrounded by snow-capped mountains, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife, with the Salmon River — also known as the "River of No...
| Jul 10, 2011
Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.)
No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
| Oct 23, 2011
Kauai has been a favorite film location since it stood in for Bali Hai in the 1958 movie version of "South Pacific." It has been Maui in the Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy "Just Go With It" (released this year), and it played the...