iOS app Android app

Christine Negroni
GET UPDATES FROM Christine Negroni
 
Christine Negroni's reporting appears in The New York Times and many other publications. She has worked as a network television correspondent for CBS News and CNN. She is also a published author. Her book, Deadly Departure, on the crash of TWA Flight 800, was a New York Times Notable Book.

Entries by Christine Negroni

Tasting the Wine From the Wheels of a Bike in Sonoma

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 5:37 PM

2014-01-28-DryCreekvista.jpg


Don't ask me how, but the more wine I had, the more furious I pedaled until by the end of our 20 mile tour of the vineyards of Healdsburg, California, I think I burned off all the calories consumed at the...

Read Post

Romeo Romances the Traveler With Music

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 1:42 PM

If I had I my way, I never would have met Romeo Farrington and that would have certainly been my loss. His daughter Esprit was the one who picked me up from the airport in Nassau, drove me to dinner and then back to my hotel for the...

Read Post

Marriage of the Minds at Airport Anniversary Stay

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 1:55 PM

2013-11-20-Fredericksburg118001.JPG


When an aviation geek says, "Let's go somewhere where we can watch airplanes take off all day", and the non aviation geek partner says, "Yeah, let's do that", the couple is probably headed to theHangar Hotel at Gillespie County...

Read Post

Passing Affection for a Car, in the Autumn of My Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 1:41 PM

2013-11-15-Jensen.jpg

Last week a tow truck pulled up to my house, loaded a 1974 Jensen-Healey sports car on the bed and left. Pulling out of my driveway the autumn leaves swirled a bit before settling back on the street. Seasons come and seasons go...

Read Post

Getaways Without Leaving Home

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 8:09 AM

I know summer is over. I know talking about vacation is out of season. But the arrival of fall prompts me to go over some of the things I've done this past year that made me feel far away without leaving home.

Took a class

In the middle of a...

Read Post

On Electronic Devices on Planes, Facts A Minor Factor

(6) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 4:54 PM

The Twitter message from New York Times editor Damon Darlin came minutes after the Federal Aviation Administration began a news conference announcing a change in policy on electronic devices on airplanes. Darlin pinned the credit for switch to a Times reporter. "And thank you Nick Bilton,"...

Read Post

Train Trip Through Canada Offers Changing Views of Time

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 12:50 PM

2013-09-30-P1110722001.JPG

One does not decide to spend four days on a trip that can be accomplished in 5 hours by air without some weighing of the pros and cons. On the upside, taking the VIA Rail train from Vancouver to Toronto would give...

Read Post

Actively Getting to Know Western Canada

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 5:24 PM

Mexico has its playas, the Caribbean its beat, but Americans are prone to overlook the charms of the neighbor to the north. I've already had a healthy dose of the remedy to that affliction with visits to two of Canada's largest cities; Calgary and Vancouver.

Soon,...

Read Post

Hotels That Help Us Say, "Hello Fellow Traveler!"

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 1:08 AM

When my kids were little we used to take them to Eastover Estate & Retreat in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. Ignore the fancy-pants name, this was a home-spun, teeny-bit threadbare mom & pop resort - a place where three meals a day were served in the...

Read Post

Hot Dog Stand in Sedona Cooks up a New Future for Owners

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 12:15 PM

On a side street in Sedona, Arizona, behind the adobe-style shops and the Pink Jeeps that take tourists to the area's abundant natural wonders, Felipe and Marcela Roldan in are making a new life for themselves in a tiny kitchen of the Oak Creek...

Read Post

Hubris Has Starring Role in TWA 800 Missile Documentary

(2) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 12:50 PM

It is a testament to the considerable filmmaking skills of Kristina Borjesson that the TWA 800 documentary she produced had me actually paying attention to Thomas Stalcup, believing for some of the 90 minutes I watched the program that he actually had discovered something new.

With...

Read Post

Australian Near Disaster Deserves Continued Attention

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 1:03 PM

It would take some really big news to eclipse the release of the final report by Australian air safety investigators into what happened to Qantas Flight 32, an event on the world's newest and largest airliner that came thisclose to disaster. The Australian prime minister might have to be

Read Post

Will the Star Alliance Terminal Make Passengers Feel Like Royals?

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 3:58 PM

Hmmm, how to properly thank the authorities at Heathrow for giving Star Alliance airlines their very own terminal at the busy airport? I know! I know! It's brilliant. Name the £2.5 billion building after the Queen!

2013-06-14-NewnameCGI.JPG

The world's largest airline alliance didn't...

Read Post

Wildlife From Cape to Cape

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 12:13 PM

The only other time my husband, Jim and I saw a whale in the wild, it was an orca that came up to our boat flashing its shiny black tail so close I gasped out loud. We were in, or I should say off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia....

Read Post

Sweet Notes Linger After Cape Town Dinner

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2013 | 9:31 PM

It would not be entirely accurate to say that I had dinner at the Moyo Restaurant on Tuesday night. I ate there, but in fact, I had bought my meal from a street vendor at V&A Waterfront, a humungous recreation district of shops, clubs and residences...

Read Post

What NASA Really Says about Gadgets on Airplanes

(13) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 10:51 AM

Quite a bit of kerfuffle was generated -- as it always is -- when a DePaul University study, "Tablets Take Flight," released earlier this month, said the National Aeronautics and Space Administration "found no actual evidence that a consumer electronic device can affect airplane operations."

...
Read Post

In Sedona "Everywhere is Beautiful"

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 11:52 AM

2013-04-29-P1140412.JPG
Sometime during my walk in Sedona's Slide Rock State Park, an elderly man who had been walking on the path nearby looked at me and sighed, "Everywhere is beautiful".
He had dropped a few words from the sentence, but I...

Read Post

In Time for Earth Day, Grand Canyon Locomotive Goes Green

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 12:50 PM

If you are looking for an inspiring place to spend Earth Day, where better than the Grand Canyon where the reasons to protect the environment fill the eye in every direction? Four and a half million people from all over the world travel to see where...

Read Post

Air Ambulance Pilot Texting Leads to Disaster

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 6:05 PM

The pilot of an emergency medical helicopter was text messaging before and during the flight that ended in disaster near an airport in Mosby, Mo. in 2011. His actions and his distraction were cited as contributing factors in the crash that killed four people on board...

Read Post

Swan Gives a Lesson in Flying and Life

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 9:23 AM

The womph, womph, womph made me stop in my tracks and look up. It was the sound of wings, big wings, wings big enough to make the use of the verb "flapping" seem inappropriately diminutive. Above me I saw a large white bird pummeling the sky on its descent to...

Read Post