Life moves at leisurely pace in Slovakia

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

David Lutz, 38, is a product manager for Collette (www.gocollette.com), an international guided-tour company. Lutz, originally from Houston, has lived or worked on six continents. For the last four years, he has lived in Slovakia.

Schweitzer ski resort: Big on powder, light on parties

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

For ski vacations, I often make a beeline for British Columbia where lots of ski resorts have exactly what I want. Resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb, Sun Peaks and Big White are within a day's drive of Seattle and offer fun ski villages; ski-in, ski-out lodging; and lots of varied terrain.

Lone Pine museum hails lost film era

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

LONE PINE, Calif. - These days, sad to say, movie location scouts are so eager to flee California for cushy tax enticements that they don't even deign to shoot films supposed to be set in the Golden State on the terra bella.

Picasso exhibit at Dali's place is a must-see

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

I don't need additional incentive to visit The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, one of the must-see art attractions in Florida.

Keep kids happy at two small Idaho ski areas

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

The ritual apres-ski drink at the Idaho ski resort Silver Mountain comes with a unique twist: 60,000 gallons of water per minute, moving at 35 mph.

Been hitting the sauce? If so, behold the Sriracha tour

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Another gorgeous and sunny fall Southern California afternoon - the smog, apparently, is taking the weekend off - and here I am in a traffic jam deep in the industrial heart of the San Gabriel Valley.

A day in Greenwich Village

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Tucked away from the honking horns and crowded sidewalks of midtown Manhattan sits Greenwich Village, a downtown neighborhood that spans west of Broadway to the Hudson River.

Huatulco is a walk on Mexico's wild side

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

The river rippled calmly in front of us, but we could hear the thunder of the rapids ahead.

Huatulco is a walk on Mexico's wild side

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

The river rippled calmly in front of us, but we could hear the thunder of the rapids ahead.

Capitalizing on 24 hours in rocking Austin

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

A couple facts about Austin, Texas: