he Hermitage is great, their storage rooms even better and the glorious mansions of the Romanov period are opening for a glimpse of the past we have all read about.
When Povilas came back he had a shot glass, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a packet of Marlboro Red in his hands. God help me, I thought.
The drive down US-1 from San Francisco to San Diego is widely celebrated as America's most scenic drive. But what's a car-free traveler to do?
In search of some new car-free travel tips, I met up with Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor, Emmy award-winning producer and author of Like a Local Michelin guides. Here is his advice on how to be more responsible on (or rather off) the road.
While there are plenty of options available, from taxi to minibus, one of the most popular means of transport in France is train. If you're planning a visit in the near future, here are a few tips and pointers on train travel in France to help keep you safe and organized in your travels.
Once you've settled into your seat aboard one of Europe's fine trains, let go of your buyer's remorse and enjoy the ride.
If you ever dreamed of a long-distance rail journey through forests and along lake shores, stopping at picturesque little towns, maybe you should look north.
I recently took the high-speed train from Beijing to Shanghai and was surprised by how comfortable and enjoyable this trip of only five hours was.
CEQA was specifically designed to address programs like the high-speed rail, a gigantic project that entails tremendous environmental impacts. This is precisely the time to unleash CEQA, not restrain it.
So if a car's experience is so fundamentally different than riding transit, what parallel experience can we plumb for joyous attributes? I would propose we look for a model to long-distance trains and their sense of possibility and romance, not the raw sex of cars.
A number of overexcited hacks are getting themselves into a premature state of enthusiasm over a very new and very red train that has just taken to the rails in Italy.
Governor Jerry Brown responded to questions from Fresh Dialogues about high speed rail and electric vehicles. Can California afford to spend a penny on high speed rail?
Jerry Brown, back for a third term after his fascinating two terms as governor in the 1970s and '80s is now California's oldest governor, with little sign of slowing down.
Built in 1939, the station features classic architecture and is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places.
After all the Congressional testimony about small business, after all the talking heads retire to their New York co-ops, this remains: 99 percent of the small contractors in this country will never get -- or even bid on -- any part of the public work the most recent jobs bill creates.
An honest dialogue about energy, jobs, infrastructure and our common responsibility to protect global resources would result in a very different choice of which job creation project makes the most sense.