Consider Grand Bahama for a quiet island getaway

Feb 20, 2016

Consider Grand Bahama for a quiet island getaway

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Looking for a low-key winter getaway or quiet spring break destination? Grand Bahama may be your place. It’s one of the main islands of the Gulf Stream-warmed Bahamas archipelago of 700 islands, cays and inlets sprawling across the waters off southeastern Florida. Our February ...

Enjoy dining, hikes, art and sunshine in Phoenix

Feb 13, 2016

Enjoy dining, hikes, art and sunshine in Phoenix

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With hundreds of golf courses and 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s easy to cast metropolitan Phoenix as a retiree’s paradise that leaves everyone else out in the cold. But within the desert beats the heart of an actual urban core that has ...

The uplifting tones of Okinawan blues

Jan 30, 2016

The uplifting tones of Okinawan blues

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The winter vocabulary of the majority of Japan residents doesn’t include the color turquoise. Or aquamarine, azure or the somewhat intellectually pompous “cerulean.” This, however, is the palette I attempt to describe with my husband as we turn our tiny rental car onto the ...

Kyoto promoting hot springs as additional tourist attraction

Jan 30, 2016

Kyoto promoting hot springs as additional tourist attraction

Kyoto is promoting an additional attraction little known to date — onsen, or hot springs. The city of Kyoto has 15 sources of hot springs featuring hydrogen sulfide, natural radium and other ingredients, and there are a total of 22 spa resorts, according to ...