There’s a reason “Follow the Honey,” in Cambridge, Massachusetts is not just a simple honey store. For founder and owner, anning, traveling the world on her personal journey led her to open a shop filled with honey stories to tell, and products with a conscience.
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Must we trade brunch dates and Bloody Mary’s for barely edible pancakes and sippy cups once we have kids? Hardly. Chicago restaurateurs, many of whom now claim the title of parents themselves, know how to host a good brunch which welcomes us and our progeny. Unlike some downtown areas which only [ ... ]
For those living in the middle of Missouri, there are only a few options for hitting the "big city" -- St. Louis, Mo., or Memphis, Tenn. Last spring, my gal pal Jessie and I chose to visit Memphis for the first time.
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I’m a sucker for an old-fashioned candy shop. I just love the candy-filled bins, the drugstore-feel complete with a bar and soda jerk…it makes everyone feel like a kid. With unique treats like Elvis Bark and chocolate-covered bacon, the Big Top Candy Shop in Austin, Texas is a fun treat for any [ ... ]
When planning out your summer road trip don't overlook Devil's Tower, Wyoming. It is one of my favorite side trips and possibly one of the most overlooked National Parks.
The first time I drove through Wyoming was in the summer of 1981 on a road trip with my my Mom. Somehow, in a pre-Internet [ ... ]
Vegetarian travel gets easier in the summer, when farmers markets and their bounteous produce draw tourists and local chefs.
Summer is also know for outdoor eating, and New York City has one of the best (I’m slightly biased) eating extravagnzas, orgasburg. Actually, make that two. Smorgasburg ha [ ... ]
You could visit South Florida without paying homage to the Everglades, but why would you want to? And paying proper homage to the Florida Everglades requires an airboat ride.
Ready to take a great family trip and not sure what to take? Pack too much and you’ll pay. Today’s baggage fees are stiff, with prices ranging from 15 dollars for a carry on to 25 for a checked bag and up to 100 for a third suitcase. Then, if the bag is a bit on the heavy side—even by a pound—you’re looking at more fees. Travel epert George Hobica has some tips to save you the extra expense.
For example, compare the costs of an overweight bag against packing a second suitcase. In some cases, Hobica points out, a second bag may cost less. Use your bathroom scale to weigh your luggage so you don’t have any surprises at the airport (and then have to shift your unmentionables from one bag to another to get your heavy bag back under the limit). If you picked up some extra items while you were away and have to get them home, Hobica suggests you consider shipping them. It could be cheaper than stuffing them into your suitcase, making it heavier than the airlines allow, or throwing them into another suitcase you have to pay extra fees for to get on the plane. And Hobica says most important of all: compare the prices of the flights you’re considering, but look at the total expense. Sometimes, an airfare of $100 round trip could be more expensive than one for $150 when you add in extra baggage fees on the first flight that might not exist for the second one. Sometimes, less is more. Just check the airline web sites for the information on baggage fees, or go to www.luggagelimits.com for a complete list of charges for luggage on dozens of different airlines.