Life moves at leisurely pace in Slovakia

David Lutz, 38, is a product manager for Collette (, an international guided-tour company. Lutz, originally from Houston, has lived or worked on six continents. For the last four years, he has lived in Slovakia.


Schweitzer ski resort: Big on powder, light on parties

For ski vacations, I often make a beeline for British Columbia where lots of ski resorts have exactly what I want. Resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb, Sun Peaks and Big White are within a day's drive of Seattle and offer fun ski villages; ski-in, ski-out lodging; and lots of varied terrain.


Lone Pine museum hails lost film era

LONE PINE, Calif. - These days, sad to say, movie location scouts are so eager to flee California for cushy tax enticements that they don't even deign to shoot films supposed to be set in the Golden State on the terra bella.


A day in Greenwich Village

Tucked away from the honking horns and crowded sidewalks of midtown Manhattan sits Greenwich Village, a downtown neighborhood that spans west of Broadway to the Hudson River.

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