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Inside Baseball: Winning not the solution to Rays’ attendance woes

The Tampa Bay Rays made the World Series two years ago and are fighting the Yankees and Red Sox this season. So the fans are flocking to Tropicana Field to check out one of the game’s most entertaining teams, right? Not a chance. The Trop has some fan-friendly features like a pretty cool soaring atrium and the live ray tank in center field. But it’s tucked away in downtown St. Petersburg...
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What to do when travel goes wrong

In all my years writing this column, I’ve never addressed cancelled and rerouted flights. Why? Believe it or not, it never happened to us – that is until our recent trip on USAirways from Manchester to Mississippi. Here’s how problems can snowball from a cancelled flight, and how to deal with it better than we did. Never assume: I booked the flights for our long weekend for maximum...
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Across the Region

North Carolina’s top election monitor says an investigation into the 2004 and 2008 campaigns for governor found that Republican and Democratic candidates had problems reporting the value of private air travel. View post: Across the Region
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Holland America Line Features Microsoft Surface in New Mix Lounge on Several Ships

SEATTLE — As part of its ongoing Signature of Excellence enhancements, Holland America Line will install five Microsoft® Surface® units in Mix, its newest lounge venue with three specialty bars — Martinis, Champagne, and Spirits & Ales. Already in full operation on ms Veendam, Mix and Surface units will be completed on ms Rotterdam by mid-December, followed by three additional ships. Read...
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Windstar Cruises Includes Roundtrip Airfare On Select Caribbean Sailings

Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, will include roundtrip airfare from certain gateway cities on select fall and winter Caribbean sailings aboard Wind Surf on new bookings made now through July 23, 2010. Excerpt from: Windstar Cruises Includes Roundtrip Airfare On Select...
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Chapters and verse

Across the hills of Somerset, Penny McDonald tramps in the footsteps of the great Romantic poets. Excerpt from: Chapters and verse
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