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Are We There Yet?: Beatles' 1964 visit still rocking Walnut Ridge

posted: 09/18/2014 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Fifty years ago this weekend, Walnut Ridge enjoyed its figurative 15 minutes of fame when The Beatles touched down at the nearby airport.

A tale of two Roosevelts

posted: 09/14/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are still a big part of the scene at Hyde Park, N.Y.

First lady Eleanor Roosevelt had a different viewpoint from her cottage at Val-Kill

posted: 09/14/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Home, for Eleanor Roosevelt, was Val-Kill in Hyde Park, N.Y.

Family focus of PBS series

posted: 09/14/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Tonight, PBS begins the latest Ken Burns series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The show, which focuses on the lives of Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, will air 7-9 p.m. through Saturday.

CONSUMER TRAVEL: Cruising a geek's paradise

posted: 09/14/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

If you're one of the growing number of senior citizens -- or anyone else, for that matter -- with a pronounced geek streak, think about a fall cruise on Royal Caribbean's newest ship, the Quantum of the Seas. It will carry more tech capability than anything outside of the Navy.

Are We There Yet?: Cowie winery pours sips of the grape, history, fun

posted: 09/11/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

A winery equipped with a museum, a chapel and a belfry would be a novelty almost anywhere. That's more so the case in Arkansas, where the making of wine is something of a peripheral enterprise.

Everything's bigger in Dubai

posted: 09/07/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Think Las Vegas without the sin, Disney without the mouse. Dubai, one of the seven Emirates (like a state) of the United Arab Emirates, is just a bit bigger than reality.

If You Go

posted: 09/07/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

As expected, the most comfortable time to visit Dubai is winter, specifically November through March. Nights then can be cool, dropping into the 50s.

Hiking in Swiss Alps is heaven on earth

posted: 09/07/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

This year, a highlight of my European summer was the day I spent hiking in the Berner Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. I was with a wonderful group of traveling friends, all eager for a ramble in the high country.

Time to plan trip to Vegas for deals

posted: 09/07/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

If you'd like to take a trip to Las Vegas, one of my favorite deals is back. MGM Resorts is offering two free tickets to some of the best shows in the city when you book an air and hotel package of three or more nights. Travel is valid for arrivals from Nov. 9 through April 9.

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