| Jan 13, 2013
SAO PAULO, Brazil — After a few hours, you sink into a pleasant trance. Time no longer matters. You stop checking your phone, if it hasn't already lost its charge. You're comfortable. Your mind settles into the little there is to do — think,...
| Jan 20, 2013
NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia — It was a terrible thing to admit to myself, but my teenage daughters are a bit spoiled. My own youth involved riding public transportation, taking bug-infested hikes, sailing competitively in thunderstorms and...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Fiona Apple has postponed plans to tour South America, telling fans in an impassioned note posted on Facebook that she has opted to stay home with her ailing dog. "I just can't leave her now," she wrote. "Please understand."
The four-page handwritten...
| Nov 18, 2012
Here is what the State Department says about travel to Cuba:
"The U.S. Department of the Treasury enforces the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, which apply to all U.S. citizens and permanent residents wherever they are located, all people and...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:30 AM
About this time each year ride manufacturers and theme park operators gather in Orlando, Fla., for the International Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show.
> Photos: Ride makers unveil new attractions at IAAPA show
Ride makers use the...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 1:04 PM
The restaurants at Disney's new Aulani hotel in Hawaii are expensive and limited, unless you like fine-dining food and prices at every meal.
The $800-million Aulani in Ko Olina on leeward-side Oahu had a soft opening in late August with an official grand...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Star Tours 2.0 promises the possibility of 54 different experiences when the updated attraction reopens at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida on May 20 and Disneyland in California on June 3.
Photos: Concept art for Star Tours 2.0
Star Tours 2.0, set...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 9:53 AM
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled a new plan for extending a payroll tax holiday, appearing to overcome deep resistance from rank-and-file Republicans but alienating possible Democratic votes by broadening the package to include other GOP...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 9:11 AM
President Obama is sharing a traditional Thanksgiving feast -- including the choice of six different pies for dessert -- with family, friends and staff.
The White House released the First Family's holiday menu Thursday: turkey, ham, cornbread stuffing,...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 6:01 AM
Does president Obama believe his countrymen are lazy?
No, he does not.
So he said in his weekly address (see video below), delivered from Bali, Indonesia, where he wrapped up a nine-day tour of the Asian-Pacific.
Americans, he said, are "the hardest-...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 9:05 AM
First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother and daughters will travel to Africa on an official visit this month, she announced Friday.
The first lady, her mother, Marian Robinson, and daughters Malia and Sasha will visit South Africa and Botswana during the...