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Are We There Yet?: Greers Ferry offers lots of land, water diversions

posted: 07/31/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed building Greers Ferry Dam on the Little Red River in the late 1950s, many residents of Cleburne and Van Buren counties objected. That's because the lake created by the dam would submerge several small towns and flood acres of productive farmland.

Good Earth, Green Hills

posted: 07/27/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Tour Pearl S. Buck's home in Bucks County, Pa., and you'll feel as if you've discovered a treasure as prized as an oyster's pearl.

Grasping French culture, a bite at a time

posted: 07/27/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food and wine.

Fall sales to sail off available

posted: 07/27/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Fall is a great time for cruise deals.

Is there upper age limit for car rental?

posted: 07/27/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Q: We're headed for San Francisco in September and need to rent a car. We are in great health, no accidents ever, but we're both 82 years old. Does Hertz have a limit on what age they'll rent to?

CONSUMER TRAVEL: Summer trip time calls for an update of deals for elders

posted: 07/27/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

If you're a senior citizen about to shove off on your vacation, here are a few notes on the current state of elder travel.

Molten majesty

posted: 07/20/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Imagine Arkansas dotted with 30 or more active volcanoes. Then you can begin to picture the otherworldly lava landscapes that cover much of Iceland, making this mid-Atlantic island a paradise of photogenic scenery.

Tips on tipping -- or not -- in Europe

posted: 07/20/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Here's a tip. Don't stress over tipping.

Determine what is covered by your rental car insurance

posted: 07/20/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Q: On May 16, when we returned to our car parked at the Santa Barbara Amtrak station, a group of people was gathered in the lot. We were approached by a Santa Barbara police officer. Someone had hit our car and fled. The officer ran the license plate given to him by the witnesses and learned the car was owned by Hertz. We worked with the local office and were asked to file a claim on May 19, which we did. An adjuster came to our office to view the damage and to complete the claim.

CONSUMER TRAVEL: Unload air miles with big trip, gift

posted: 07/20/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

"Can you tell me how I can sell my frequent-flier miles?" asked a reader. "My wife and I are in our mid-80s and we don't fly anymore. I have a combined 230,000 miles divided between two airlines and I don't want to lose any. Airline websites aren't much help."


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