This week, Israel has been safe and was my best travel bet. She wears a lot of beautiful hats -- and I've been embraced and hugged by them all. I was respectful in my behavior and they returned the kindness. I'm not religious, but I pray the next person finds Israel as happy as I leave it.
I have a friend who just got a puppy and named him Fredo after the traitorous brother of Michael Corleone in the "Godfather" movies. I might have to ask him if I can borrow the name.
Our favorite summer amenities and where to find them.
For generations, seniors have been making a powerful impact in their communities, and their service is more important now than ever. Let us pay a special tribute to these remarkable seniors, who do so much to improve our communities and nation.
The reason Republicans once liked health insurance exchanges is that in theory they will facilitate choice and competition, which should bring down the cost of coverage. Based on news out of Oregon last week, there is reason to believe that the theory is holding up.
Let's hope that the youth sports community in the United States will respond to Ricardo Portilla's death with the moral outrage expressed throughout Europe.
Presently, 25,000 undocumented immigrants in D.C. cannot obtain a driver's license from the DMV. To continue denying D.C. resident's access to ID and driving privileges entrenches discrimination by fettering freedom of movement, and creates a permanent subset of second-class residents.
These six lesser-known national treasures can be blissfully uncrowded while still delivering outstanding natural landscapes and wildlife viewing.
Put these 10 drives on your must list.
Unfortunately, 90 percent of America's persistent poverty counties are in rural America -- and we can't allow these areas to be left behind. This week, USDA is further expanding a program to partner with rural communities on projects they support to promote economic growth.
Visiting a new mountain range and venturing outside of the ski area boundary can be a daunting, and potentially dangerous undertaking. The key to making it safe and fun is doing your homework.
You can shoot pool and toss darts in the back. This old saloon has a strong locals vibe, so be very respectful.
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Guns are becoming more important than people. More important than maintaining a civil society. What this is about (at least as far as I am concerned) is intimidation.
I like beer, so my travels frequently find me seeking out places that make great beer. Luckily, I live in a state where some passionate people built local breweries that make craft beer. And while there is still lingering suspicions of bizarre liquor laws in Utah, recent changes to the laws have made it a non-issue.
So what do you do? The answer is easy: You plan a trip to a ski town that's more than just, well, a ski town.