This year, we made progress on my goal to perfect our annual backpacking trip.
It’s a misty morning in Birdland.
It’s quiet here in Friday Harbor, Wash. I’m enjoying tea on a deck surrounded by flowers: shasta daisies, pots of cockscomb, daylilies, dill, an ocean of pink hydrangeas.
Birdland is wet again, so the yard and surrounding fields are soft and verdant.
Bloomington-Normal following Peoria's lead
“But don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything [Fred Astair] did ... backwards and in high heels.” (From a Frank and Ernest comic strip by Bob Thaves in 1982.)
URBANA — While the University of Illinois is planning to hold most of its fall-semester classes in person, students studying abroad aren’t so lucky.
I’m winding down my quarantine. One more week at this swanky hotel, and I will be able to go to campus and meet my students in person. I’m getting into a routine, and I hope I can keep it up even beyond this little world.
In Birdland, we woke to an icy rain that slicked even the gravel lane so that I slipped and slid when I went out early to feed the dogs.
About 34 million fewer Americans are expected to travel for the holidays, down from 118.9 million last year to 84.5 million this year.
Just like that, the tawny wall of corn is gone. And just like that, our view to the woods is unobstructed. We can see the trees at the fence line behind our house. We can see Uncle David’s big rock to the west. The grass waterways on the morning and evening side of our house are visible agai…
In Birdland, we had our first frost. I knew it was coming and had a harvest of herbs and squash on my to-do list for the day but lost track of time. In the wee hours, I remembered the plants from the front porch, so I carried in my Norfolk Island pine and the big dish of succulents I planted…
American Airlines expects to increase its schedule from a pandemic-low three inbound and outbound flights a day — one each to Chicago O’Hare, Charlotte, N.C., and Dallas/Fort Worth — back to eight in the second week of July.
The area sports world is still on hiatus because of the global health threat caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As he will until the crisis subsides, sports editor Matt Daniels spent the week telling the stories of those affected by the pandemic in a variety of ways.
'2021 is going to be an interesting year for all the travel agencies, airlines and everyone,' said Donica Halcom, who runs Destinations with Donica in Savoy. 'We hope to get back maybe not to the way it was, but to some normalcy.'
SAVOY — All things being equal, Karyn Miller and her daughter Ally, a high school senior, would rather have been in New York City on Friday waiting in line for a Broadway show. That was the spring break that the Savoy mother and daughter, an aspiring performer, had planned.
With the concern over the new coronavirus spreading everywhere on the planet, can I buy insurance that will cover cancellations of my nonrefundable vacation plans because of the fear of the coronavirus becoming epidemic or pandemic?