By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. 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 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
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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.
Fingernails seem like a pretty uneventful body part. They grow. You cut them. Maybe paint them. And that’s about it. But in reality, your nails can give you a glimpse into your overall health. If something is going on in your body, your nails could start to change, sometimes developing ridges. Depending on what the ridges in fingernails look like, you might want to schedule a visit to the doctor.Vertical ridgesLines running from the bottom of the nail to the tip are the most common form of ridges in fingernails, affecting about 20 percent of adults. In the vast majority of cases, it’s just a sign of aging, says Ivy Lee, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in Pasadena, California. Fingernails are made mostly of keratin, a protein also found in the hair and outer layer of skin. In the same ways that the skin gets drier and the hair feels rougher, the nails also change with age because the body has a harder time retaining moisture.RELATED: What your nails reveal … [Read more...] about Call your doctor ASAP if you find this on your nails
Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel or flight review. Last summer, I enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Singapore and the Indonesian islands of Java & Bali. You can read my reviews here: Review: Singapore Airlines A380 new First Class suite London to Singapore Review: Marina Bay Sands Hotel (Singapore) Review: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay Review: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Review: Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ubud (Bali) Review: Amanjiwo, Borobudur (Java) Review: Amandari, Ubud (Bali) Review: Amankila (Bali) Review: Banyan Tree Ungasan, Uluwatu (Bali) Review: Bulgari Bali Resort (Bali) Review: Anantara Uluwatu (Bali) Review: Singapore Airlines B787 Dreamliner Business Class Bali to Singapore Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class Singapore to London Today (January 16, 2019): Review of Singapore Airlines’ A380 (old) Business Class from … [Read more...] about Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class from Singapore to London
Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 9:06 AM EST Dec 19, 2018 Teenage rebellion turned deadly, and Melissa Chapman paid the price. She was 18 when she was arrested on Christmas Eve 1987 along with her abusive boyfriend. She hasn't tasted freedom since that day. Now 49, Melissa has lived in prison longer than she's lived anywhere else. It's because of what happened one afternoon in mid-December 1987, when she and her boyfriend, Robert Goodyear, went to a Genesee County Meijer store with Michael Keith Gaines, Goodyear's friend, to set up a drug deal. Gaines was flirting with Melissa, who sat between the two men on the bench seat of his pickup truck, court records show. In a jealous rage, Goodyear pushed Melissa out of the way and pointed a gun at Gaines' head. He pulled the trigger, twice. Goodyear then turned the gun on Melissa and … [Read more...] about 5 Michigan women lifers seek clemency from Gov. Rick Snyder