Mammoth goes for the big time

Mammoth Mountain, already one of North America’s largest and most-visited ski and snowboard areas, took its first steps into the category of true destination resort last month with the opening of the Westin Monache Resort in Mammoth Lakes, at the base of the...

A politically incorrect Christmas in Montreal

After the first smattering of newspaper articles about the battles to set up a Christian manger in the town square, an argument on talk radio about whether the pine tree festooned with lights should be called a Christmas tree or a “holiday” tree, or...

Runway incursion reality

Last week, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report noting runway incursions have reached the levels of 2001 after being reduced dramatically in 2002 has been getting significant press. Most of the newspaper articles have been written with a sense of alarm. I...

Gifts for travelers

Buying Christmas presents for travelers is an art. The gifts need to be compact, light, easily packed and designed to make travel easier and more comfortable. Here are some suggestions for the road warrior or serial traveler on your list – and they are all just...

35 years after Eastern flight 401

About 35 years ago an Eastern Airlines L1011, circling the Miami airport preparing to land just before midnight, crashed into the sawgrass, mud and swamps of the Everglades. This week, only a few miles from the crash site, many of the survivors came together for the...