I Got Raabed: Max Raabe Steals Back the Night
Forty-six-year -old Max Raabe doesn't put on some sort of parody act. His waltzes, rumbas, tangos, and fox-trots are the real thing. Now you can discover him, too, on the new two-CD set Heute Nacht Oder Nie (Tonight or Never), recorded with his full thirteen-member Palast Orchester during their live 2007 Carnegie Hall performance.
Take Me Home, Italian Roads
I've just completed a jaunt along Mexico's Mayan Riviera (more on that soon), and although I still have another month or so on the road, word of new openings in my adopted country, Italy, has been tempting me home. If you are heading that way this year, here are some places that you, too, should keep on the radar.
More on Ditching Planes and the A320's Water-Friendly Design
Most flight crews get at least one day of training in a pool in swimsuits for that rarest of airline disasters, a ditching. If you think that sounds fun, you're wrong. Among other things, you have to demonstrate that you're a strong swimmer and that you're capable of climbing into and out of one of those inflatable evacuation chutes, which become life rafts in the water.
De-stress With a Do-it-Yourself Face Massage
In dealing with flights, I have always found it important to have ways to help myself reduce the stresses and anxieties that can come with air travel. From my eyeshades,...
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Set in Yosemite at the turn of the century, Disney's Wilderness Lodge uses trees, carvings and even a geyser to transport you from the middle of Florida to the Northwest. This Deluxe resort is a boat ride from the Magic Kingdom, and has a swimming pool with a short water slide, plus a small beach on Bay Lake.