All the recent talk about the U.S. infrastructure got me thinking about the last time the federal government decided to rebuild America.
Bridges, parks, schools, courthouses, theaters, hospitals and dams all across the U.S. owe their provenance to the Great Depression-era Works Progress Administration (later known as the Work Projects Administration).Read more
In the shade of my thatch cabana classroom, I beamed as my children, ages 6 and 9, serenaded me.
Reid, my younger son, shook the maracas, his older brother, Liam, beat a colorfully painted drum made from an old paint can, and their Spanish teacher strummed a ukulele.
Of course, I recognized the song — it was “La Cucaracha” — and I laughed as they sang a verse about a lady cockroach and her scarf.Read more
The start of a new calendar year means it’s time to hit the reset button on elite-status qualification with hotel loyalty programs. That means now is the time to formulate your travel strategy to rack up the necessary hotel stays to qualify for the elite-status level you want.
Perks could include late check-out, free room upgrades, better Wi-Fi or free breakfast.Read more
Don’t have a cool cousin to tell you where to go on your next vacation? Don’t worry — now you have dozens.
Name: Cool Cousin — Travel Through People app
What it does: Get travel recommendations and trip advice from “cousins” whose interests are similar to yours.Read more
I enjoyed Alex Golden’s “10 Tips Before You Pack” [Jan. 8]. However, instead of carrying a photocopy of my passport, I make a copy of it and all other important travel documents, including credit cards, and put them on a password-protected thumb drive that can be easily slipped in a purse or pocket.Read more