By SAM ANDERSON MARCH 20, 2019 The travel guru believes the tiniest exposure to other cultures will change Americans’ entire lives. 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 travel guru believes the tiniest exposure to other cultures will change Americans’ entire lives. By SAM ANDERSON photo illustrations by: Zachary Scott Rick Steves can tell you how to avoid having your pocket picked on the subway in Istanbul. He can tell you where to buy cookies from cloistered Spanish nuns on a hilltop in Andalusia. He can tell you approximately what percentage of Russia’s gross domestic product comes from bribery. He can teach you the magic idiom that unlocks perfectly complementary gelato flavors in Florence (“What marries well?”). But Rick … [Read more...] about Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time
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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.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Peter Baker New York Times December 06, 2018 WASHINGTON — The nation bade farewell on Wednesday to George Herbert Walker Bush, the patriarch of one of the most consequential political dynasties of modern times and the president who presided over the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a new era of American dominance in the world.As bells tolled and choirs sang and an honor guard accompanied the coffin, the nation’s 41st president was remembered as a “kinder and gentler” leader whose fortitude steered the country through storms at home and abroad and whose essential decency set a standard for others.“When the history books are written,” his son, former president George W. Bush, said in a eulogy at Washington National Cathedral, “they will say that George H.W. Bush was a great president of the United States, a diplomat … [Read more...] about Ceremonies for Bush draw together presidents, world envoys
By Alicia Robinson | [email protected] | The Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: October 16, 2018 at 1:09 pm | UPDATED: October 16, 2018 at 10:01 pm The Angels will play in Anaheim through the 2019 season, but after that, the team could make plans to leave its longtime home. Angels officials have notified the city they are exercising an option to cancel their lease, which included an opt-out clause that expired Tuesday, Oct. 16, team spokeswoman Marie Garvey said. The move doesn’t mean the Angels will definitely leave. Team officials will meet with the new mayor and City Council after the Nov. 6 election to discuss the future, Garvey said. The city owns the 45,000-seat stadium, where the Angels have played for more than 50 years. If the opt-out deadline had passed, the team would have been locked into staying through late 2029, Garvey said. “As we look to the future, we need the ability to continue to deliver a high-quality fan experience beyond what the original … [Read more...] about Angels plan to opt out of Anaheim stadium lease – opening the door for the team to possibly move