36 Hours in Miami and Miami Beach – The New York Times

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36 Hours in Scottsdale – The New York Times

Frank Lloyd Wright built Taliesin West, his winter retreat and architecture school where he adapted his organic Prairie style to the Sonoran Desert.CreditJohn Burcham for The New York Times

Frank Lloyd Wright built Taliesin West, his winter retreat and architecture school where he adapted his organic Prairie style to the Sonoran Desert.CreditJohn Burcham for The New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good travel article, nearby Las Vegas.. Scottsdale, Arizona.. and Frank Lloyd Wright house, too…

467a Holiday Roadfood; Best Chocolate in Europe; Holiday Travels; Prague Christmas

Editor’s note: For those who travel, I recommend you subscribe to Rick Steves’ always informative podcasts.

Food writers Jane and Michael Stern discuss wintertime comfort grub served in America’s roadside restaurants, then culinary-culture expert Fred Plotkin explores the various kinds of chocolate available across Europe. And listeners share the experiences that made their Christmas vacations in Europe really special — plus a tour guide from Prague describes the traditions that at the heart of a cozy Czech Christmas. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves – including episode descriptions, p

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A Century of Air Travel in Pictures | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

“It’s that time of year when many of us are getting ready to head to the airport and hop on a plane en route to family and friends for the holidays. Air travel, like many modern conveniences, is a perk easy to take for granted despite its relatively short history. A visual trip through the collections of the Prints & Photographs Division illustrates some of the developments in air travel over the past century.”

Source: A Century of Air Travel in Pictures | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

Five Things You Might Not Know About the Capitol Christmas Tree – National Forest Foundation

Beginning in 1970, the U.S. Forest Service has provided a tree to the U.S. Capitol to celebrate the holiday season. Learn more about this unique and festive tradition.

Source: Five Things You Might Not Know About the Capitol Christmas Tree – National Forest Foundation

Lawrence Osborne does Raymond Chandler quite well, thank you

Lawrence Osborne has written an official – and good – sequel to Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe novel, ‘Only to Sleep.’ The British novelist lives off the beaten track in Thailand, where journalist Ross Davies joined him for sake.

Source: Lawrence Osborne does Raymond Chandler quite well, thank you

The Rise and Fall of the Family-Vacation Road Trip – The Atlantic

Richard Ratay, the author of “Don’t Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip,” discusses the factors that turned road trips from an individual adventurer’s pursuit into a family activity—and those that led to their decline.

Source: The Rise and Fall of the Family-Vacation Road Trip – The Atlantic