Category: Travel

United to end nonstops to popular Florida cities

Perhaps it’s the arrival of Frontier Airlines in Cleveland that has partially caused  it, but United has announced it will end its popular nonstops to Fort Myers, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale on...

Portugal passage to Spain

Storks high in their nests, long white necks stretched as if they’re curious. Black pigs snuffling beneath oaks that haven’t changed color. Old cork trees, their bark harvested to make a wide...

Headed to Portugal and Spain

A week from now I’ll be on my way to Lisbon to explore the southern part of that country before crossing over into Spain where I’ll visit Seville and Cordoba before going...

Blast from past

 I’m writing about a new book, “The Best Place to Be Today” for the December travel section. It lists great places to be every day of the year and, if you’re like...

Searching for Commies in wrong Cuban places

“Searching for Commies in all the wrong places” was my suggested headline for the second story in the Cuba series, which goes to readers on Aug. 10. Either that was just too...

Hotel a legacy of the Mob in Havana

This lavish show at  Cabaret Parisien was a throwback to the past. Havana’s Hotel Nacional, alleged Cuba headquarters for the Mob during the 1950s when Americans flocked to the island to gamble and...

Cuba’s Botanical Garden a tropical treat

I saw the most beautiful flower at Cuba’s Botanical Garden but couldn’t identify it until I got home. Greenhouses at Cuba’s Jardin Botanica Nacional are designed to keep plants shaded and catching...

Meet some Cuban artists, see their work

Music in Havana is everywhere  – from balconies on decaying houses from which laundry lines are strung, at dinner and over drinks on breezy rooftops, in immaculate and beautifully restored public squares,...