By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Ty Burr Globe Staff March 07, 2019 Who knew when I wrote a column last week about my experiences cutting the cable TV cord, that it would resonate with so many readers?Well, you did — you posted hundreds of comments and sent nearly as many e-mails, some setting me straight, some asking for more information, and many telling your own tales of rewiring your homes and information/entertainment grids, for better and worse.What’s striking, at first, is the demographic cohesion of the respondents: Almost everyone weighing in is in my cohort of 50-something to 70-something (and up) baby boomers. It makes sense, though. A lot of our kids/grandkids don’t need this info, either because they’re already off the drip-feed of Xfinity/RCN/Verizon/What Have You or because they don’t need help figuring out how to do it. (Their kids are just watching … [Read more...] about Thinking about cord-cutting II: I did it — and I’ve found out even more
“By making no compensation offer and instructing desk representatives to dole out settlements only when pressed, you’re treating guests poorly. In fact, you’re effectively training us to distrust you and complain loudly. Now that I know other guests in $149 rooms got a full night’s refund, I believe my family is entitled to the same thing. After all, we suffered exactly the same inconvenience.” … [Read more...] about My hotel needed a plumber, and I needed a refund. Here’s how I did it
PUBLISHED: 08:48 23 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:56 23 November 2018 Dominic Moffitt A cone has be put on the top of the arches at the Cornhill Picture: WILL JEFFORD Archant A traffic cone has appeared above the new Cornhill ‘Stonehenge’ feature just hours after it was unveiled, causing a stir in Ipswich town centre. The cone could be seen next to the Christmas tree which was turned on for the first time the day before. Picture; WILL JEFFORDThis morning people woke up to the sight traffic cone on top of the multi-million pound Four Gateways feature.Police first spotted the new addition earlier today.Part of a £3.6m redevelopment, the gateways resemble a miniature Stonehenge – and one of them is sporting a hat police say has “appeared” there.A force spokesman said they had received calls about the cone this morning, adding: “A traffic cone seems to have appeared on top of the new Cornhill feature.”Ipswich … [Read more...] about ‘It didn’t take long did it?’ – Traffic cone appears on top of new Cornhill gateways
Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 AM EST Nov 14, 2018 John Beilein was scared. And that was before he knew the doctors were going to stop his heart. What he did know was that two of his arteries were blocked. That surgeons planned to saw open his rib cage. That despite favorable percentages, sometimes these things go wrong. And so, two nights before he was scheduled for open heart surgery, after he’d gone out to dinner with his family — a Last Supper, he called it; he had fish — he laid out the math in his head as he lay in his bed. “You think, ‘I’ve had a helluva life,’ ” he said, “and I'm probably in the 1 percent, with all these guys coaching, and I get to coach at the University of Michigan. Is it going to even out now?” Five months earlier, I was uneasy, too, for very different reasons. My apprehension had nothing to do with my health, … [Read more...] about Michigan’s John Beilein mended heart in offseason. I did too