Phil Richardson: Star Wars nostalgia

Phil Richardson: Star Wars nostalgia

By Phil Richardson Really? Were we first introduced to Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Obe-Wan Kenobi and later dozens of other ageless characters such as Yoda—all spawned in the brain of genius George Lucas and his team, beginning 38 years ago? This flashback was inspired by a teaser commercial for […]

Belize: Sanctuary from the insanity

Belize: Sanctuary from the insanity

    By Lark Gould – Washington Times Bummed from burnout? Take sanctuary in Belize. There are still places in this world where you can hide from that boogie man chasing you with bills, commitments and, oh yeah, those reports you need to finish even though no one will ever read them. Belize is a […]

California Road Trips 2015 Offers Secret Finds and Insider Tips

California Road Trips 2015 Offers Secret Finds and Insider Tips

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Whether your ideal summer vacation has you cruising the coast, rambling through Redwoods or finding delight in the desert, California Road Trips 2015 is a great resource for getting the most out of the Golden State. This year’s guide showcases unique itineraries, insider tips, informative maps and California’s ultimate […]

Carnival of love in Venice

Carnival of love in Venice

From China Daily Group wedding project Love Carnival of Venice is scheduled to take off on Oct 12. [Photo/Agencies] Chinese couples now have the chance to exchange vows of a lifetime in Venice, thanks to Love Carnival of Venice, a group wedding project organized by Xing Travel and Cosmo Bride magazine. Organized by travel agency Xing […]

Pregnant? Cruise lines have no-sail regulations

Pregnant? Cruise lines have no-sail regulations

By Deborah Simmons – The Washington Times – Wednesday, May 13, 2015 If you’re pregnant with expectations, know this: Cruise lines have pregnancy policies. In fact, most don’t allow passengers who are farther along than 24 weeks and potential passengers may be required to answer a health questionnaire. Online marketsite CruiseCompete offers information you can […]

Eric Peters: 2015 VW Passat TDI new car review

Eric Peters: 2015 VW Passat TDI new car review

By Eric Peters When you’re the only game in town, you’ve pretty much got the market cornered. But it helps when what you’re selling is also what people want. People want Passats. It’s a very popular car, in part because it’s the only German car in its class – and in this price range. The […]

Rebecca Guthrie: “All the Lights We Cannot See” book review

Rebecca Guthrie: “All the Lights We Cannot See” book review

By Rebecca Guthrie If you haven’t already heard of “All the Lights We Cannot See” you will soon.  This book is just won the 2015 Pulizer prize.   It is generating a ton of buzz around Amazon, Goodreads.com and other book review sites.   If you really like literary fiction or novels based around World […]

Eric Peters: 2015 VW Golf R new car review

Eric Peters: 2015 VW Golf R new car review

By Eric Peters Subaru’s WRX STI is the fastest n’ most furious turbo all-wheel-drive thing going… right? Wrong. At least, not anymore. The new king is VW’s Golf R – the “R” for returned after a two-year hibernation. Well, not really. The R is just VW-speak for really, really, really quick. Those two years in […]

Bob Garver: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” movie review

Bob Garver: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” movie review

By Bob Garver “The Avengers” is just about the biggest movie franchise in the world. Movies starring the individual members do big business, but when they team up, they make an immediate impact on the all-time box office records. In other words, “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” is going to get everybody’s money no matter […]

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