Europe on $5 a day, more than a half-century later

| August 18, 2012

What’s the back story to your book? A few years ago, I was at a book festival in downtown Minneapolis with my mom, and we were looking at a table of secondhand books. I found one called “Europe on Five Dollars a Day” that I thought was particularly absurd and hilarious. I bought it for […]

Checking out Marilyn Monroe’s last check-in

| August 18, 2012

Fifty years ago today, a nude, disheveled Marilyn Monroe was discovered in bed at her Los Angeles home, dead at age 36 of an apparent suicide from “acute barbituate poisoning.” But a few days before, she’d been partying with Frank Sinatra and other celebrity pals at Lake Tahoe’s Cal Neva Lodge, a state-straddling casino getaway […]

Top Deals for UK Travellers

| August 16, 2012

Top Deals for UK Travellers including Lake Garda, Barbados, Gascony, Tanzania and Reykjavik. Deal 1: Lazing by the lake Inghams has sliced a tempting £306 off its Lake Garda holidays for early July and is offering seven nights surrounded by olive groves and cypress tress for £359 per person. This is the ideal location for lazing by the […]