January 2009

 By Ed Wetschler     James Hayney will impersonate Abraham Lincoln at the National Civil War Museum on February 14, 2009, to honor the 16th president's birthday bicentennial. By the time you read this, of course, you may have missed the show. No matter. Hayney is good, very good, but Lincoln,

         There's only one reason that a dedicated skier would forsake the snows of Zermatt or Aspen in midwinter and fly to London or New York. And that would be to bid on vintage ski posters at the annual winter sales at Christie's in South Kensington and at

    Intrepid Travel is not your garden variety adventure travel tour operator. Not when they can arrange for you to spend 15 days traveling through Uzbekistan for $1,360. Plan a month-long trip for you in the jungle and on the beaches of Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo for $2,240.

    Chicago, the home and stomping grounds of former Senator and now President Barack Obama, is once again in the limelight. And frankly, it's about time. The Windy City is one of my favorite places, a big city with a small town feel, a town that always seems more welcoming

Savvy skiers, listen up: This could just be your year to find great deals at some of America’s best ski resorts. That’s because these winter hot spots are bracing for a rough season: the rising price of everything from fuel to food means it will cost the resorts a bundle

         North American ski resorts have gotten plenty of media coverage so far this winter, but most of it has not exactly been the kind of news that publicists dream of. Instead we've heard all about avalanches at Jackson Hole, bomb threats in Aspen, falling gondola cars at Whistler,

 Reviewed by Richard West       What opium was to Coleridge, caffeine to Balzac, mescaline to Aldous Huxley, and benzedrine to Jack Kerouac, traveling by car and reporting the trip is for many travel writers. The latest example is Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey by William Least-Heat Moon (recently reviewed

    Michael Wood, the English historian, writer and documentarian, gives fresh meaning to the term "enthusiasm." Watching him on camera in such notable television series as Art of the Western World, In Search of Shakespeare and In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great is a bit like watching that professor