“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.)
I’m settling in to my new home in China.
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.
We’re a “cat family.”
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?
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administe…
An advance team from Illinois is in the Irish capital this week, ironing out some of the details for the upcoming trip. The Illini are set to play Nebraska on Aug. 28, 2021, at Aviva Stadium. The building seats 51,700.
Brad Martin, founder and CEO of Anywhere Anytime Journeys, contracts with a company that knows the destinations of most, if not all, teams that qualify for a bowl. It's his job is to accommodate the travel needs of many of the fans.
The 'tech capital of the world' has attracted more than 19,000 UI graduates to the Bay Area, and that makes Kyle Bendsen, co-president of the San Francisco Bay Area Illini Club, a busy man leading up to Monday's bowl game against Cal in nearby Santa Clara.
It must seem that we spent weeks in Indianapolis, but it was only two action-packed days. On Sunday, we woke at our Union Station hotel and took a short, sunny walk down to Café Patachou for brunch. On the way we passed the Indiana Theater, an ornately detailed building with a grand facade o…
In the kickoff of a new occasional Sunday series of guest columns from locals doing interesting things overseas, 2009 Mahomet-Seymour High School grad CHRIS STARBIRD checks in from Ukraine, where he and wife JESSICA are spending two years as Peace Corps volunteers.
This year’s exchange students are Cato Kleijn of Amsterdam and Leo Gao of Guangzhou, China. Both are 17-year-old seniors.