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Requiem for a Shirt

Please join me in a moment of silence for my Hoi An shirt. Crickets. Thank you. It was a good shirt. It lasted through more than a decade of hard service, not bad for a custom-fitted, hand-tailored green cotton shirt that cost me less than $10. But that little fray...

By Steve Hendrix | March 15, 2007; 09:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Veep Vein Thrombosis

See. We told you it could happen. The worst clots at airports aren't the snarled lines at security, they are the blood clots that can form in the legs of long-haul flyers. Turns out Vice President Dick Cheney came off of nine days of war-zone hopping with a nasty one...

By Steve Hendrix | March 7, 2007; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (5)

The Master That Must Be Obeyed. Grrrrrr!

Ticketmaster may be the most aptly named organization in the country. They ARE the masters. And travelers are their slaves. Or maybe victims is a better word. It's hard enough to avoid Ticketmaster's usurious fingers even in your hometown (although I've been known to Metro all the way to RFK...

By Steve Hendrix | March 2, 2007; 02:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rim Shot

The Grand Canyon's long-awaited Next Big Thing in roadside tourism is just about to debut. The Skywalk is a 70-foot, U-shaped steel walkway with a clear glass floor that cantilevers 70 feet straight out over the abyss of the Grand Canyon. Walk out and look between your shoes at the...

By Steve Hendrix | March 1, 2007; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Mother Nature's Departure Lounge

So you're stuck in the San Diego airport for three hours while they fly in a replacement screw for the paper towel dispenser in the economy lavatory. What would be better: Sitting at the Cinnabon stand for half a day or taking a walk in the wild? The National Fish...

By Steve Hendrix | February 23, 2007; 03:53 PM ET | Comments (2)

Meet You at the Flag Pole

Okay, now that we've got Mardi Gras out of the way, it's time to start planning for that even better (in my opinion) New Orleans blowout, Jazz Fest. The lineup was released in January. Here are some highlights from the first weekend, April 27-29: Lucinda Williams, Irma Thomas, T-Bone Burnett,...

By Steve Hendrix | February 22, 2007; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Not Gonna Take it Anymore?

JetBlue apologized this morning for keeping hundreds of passengers stuck on planes for up to 11 hours during the Valentine's Day ice storm at New York's JFK, according to the AP. One arriving plane from Fort Myers landed at 10 a.m. but sat, within sight of its gate, until nearly...

By Steve Hendrix | February 15, 2007; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wintery Nix: Where to Turn When Weather Wrecks Your Travel Plans

Who could have predicted this? Well, just about everybody, actually. We've been hearing about this approaching storm with all the snow hysteria that a thousand Danger Weather Teams can muster. Still, if you're in sudden panic about your travel plans over the next few days, here's a quick list of...

By Steve Hendrix | February 13, 2007; 03:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Not all Maryland Tourism Web Sites are Awful

I came down pretty hard on the state of Maryland's tourism Web site in our Way to Go section last week, declaring it by far the weakest, most-out-of-date and least useful of all the surrounding states. (Compare them and see if you don't agree.) I quickly got a call from...

By Steve Hendrix | February 9, 2007; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (1)

Meat and Three and Me

If you're driving on I-85 through South Carolina, stop in Spartanburg at Wade's Cafe. A reader tipped me to it last year, and I finally found a chance to stop there last Friday on my way south (and again Monday on my way north). It's a big and busy homestyle...

By Steve Hendrix | January 30, 2007; 02:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Weekend Skiers Awake!

It's a wonderful thing to watch a hibernating mountain awake. That's what happened at Canaan Valley, W. Va., last weekend when the first signifcant snowfall of the year settled over the parched slopes of the valley's four ski areas -- Canaan Valley State Park, Blackwater Falls State Park, Timberline Resort...

By Steve Hendrix | January 24, 2007; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (4)

Playing With Fire -- or at Least Heartburn

It was the end our day in Ensenada, Mexico, and while ashore I had been foolishly turning myself into a prospective human explosive device by eating freely from the sidewalk food carts.

By Steve Hendrix | January 19, 2007; 05:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Good Winter Rates at the Hyatt Chesapeake

I was out on the Eastern Shore last week, looking at the many, many eagles that inhabit Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge during the winter for an Escapes column. The birding is terrific there, but here's a tip that's more about the good life than the wildlife. Only a few miles...

By Steve Hendrix | January 17, 2007; 01:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Blogger Profile: Steve Hendrix

Travel writer and Escapes Editor Steve Hendrix has never able to decide if he prefers remote, gruelling and nearly dangerous backcountry exploits or really cool hotels. So he does both. He also has a thing for one-room airports....

By | December 8, 2006; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (1)

 

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