Mongolia, modernized

CHIFENG, China – It’s no longer about the armed warriors, Genghis Khan and the robed nomads prancing through lush greenery on horseback.In China’s barely populated Inner Mongolian grasslands, what...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Atlantic City hopes ‘Boardwalk Empire’ brings tourists

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – What “The Sopranos” did for a pork store in northern New Jersey and “Sex and the City” did for a Manhattan cupcake shop, Atlantic City is hoping “Boardwalk Empire” does for...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Getting schooled on the GeoQuiz

1. Clemson, S.C. Kind of a trick question there. With an enrollment of 17,000, the college and the town are hard to separate.2. Spokane, Wash. Go Zags.3. Pittsburgh.4. Chicago.5. Greencastle, Ind....

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

Beach beat

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE, Fla. – It’s a 70-degree fall weekday, and I’m sitting on a powdery white beach lapped by gentle turquoise waves as I eat a pear and “work” on my travel story about...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Florida region attempts to change perception after oil spill

EMERALD COAST, Fla. – The panhandle of Florida is seeing a significant drop in tourists this year not because of oil itself, but the perception that the national news media has created about the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travel industry courting ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ fans

In Bali, they’re seeking guidance from a spiritual healer. In Rome, they’re lapping up gelato. And in India, they’re visiting temples. Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir Eat, Pray,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airlines’ discounts may wane

Good times finally are back for the nation’s airlines. For travelers, that means it’s getting harder to find bargains.The summer travel season got off to a roaring start, fares are up and money is...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

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