| Jan 24, 2011
I'm standing in front of the mirror in our stateroom, looking over my wife's shoulder and tying my black bow tie. It is our first sea day and the first of three formal nights on our leisurely eight-night early January crossing on Cunard Line's spanking-...
| Dec 26, 2010
Americans are venturing out again as they start to shake off the recession. That may be good for their spirits, but it's bad for their bank accounts. As more people travel, flights, cruises and hotel rooms get more expensive. Expect to pay more for your...
| May 22, 2011
The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry
Edited by Ilan Stavans
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 729 pp., $50
Here's the answer to a hypothetical "Jeopardy" query: "Who are Pablo Neruda and, um…?"
And now, the question:...
| Aug 1, 2010
To the solo traveler, the four most annoying words in the English language may be "based on double occupancy."
Although the travel industry prefers to think people travel two by two, solo travelers are not an inconsequential demographic. About 25% of all...
| Sep 18, 2010
Dodge Morgan, the first American to sail solo around the globe without stopping — and in record time — died of complications from cancer Tuesday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was 78.
Morgan set a world record in 1986 when he...
| Jul 8, 2011
Joseph Dane probably didn't know that he was injecting valuable lifeblood into the memoir form when he wrote "Dogfish Memory." He was just trying to come to some kind of peace with the fog of remembrance; to stake a defiant pose against death and...
| Aug 7, 2011
Reporting from Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Early morning in a kayak on Linekin Bay. My paddle goes plash-plash. A gull gives me the hairy eyeball to warn me away from its nest. Across the water on the peninsula that ends at Ocean Point, a woman sits like a...
| Jan 22, 2012
The British couple — she in a long black dress, he in a traditional tux — leaned against the elevator's polished wood paneling as they headed back to their cabin after an evening performance in the main showroom. Embarrassed at my casual...
| Jan 22, 2012
Rarely has a city been as in love with a shipping company as Rotterdam, Netherlands, is with the Holland America line.
So July 3, when the 1997 Rotterdam VI left the Netherlands' second-largest city for New York City, the Dutch turned out in force to...
| Feb 3, 2010
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Music industry pros from the New Music Seminar give their best advice on how musicians can get new fans....
| Jan 26, 2010
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The Belgian company Beltima is stopping passersby in their tracks at the Maison & Objet design show in Paris this week. Beltima's row of small, colorful, freestanding structures includes greenhouses, dog houses, caravans and outdoor sheds. Its narrow...