Global Holiday Gift Guide
When it comes to holiday giving, an unpredictably exotic present that came across an ocean has a bona fide wow factor. We've searched the globe for 50 great ways—from fancy Japanese snacks to sari blankets from India—to make a foreign exchange....
December 3, 2015
Grand Canyon's North Rim beds down for the winter
In what could be considered the First Official Act of Shutdown, District Ranger Mandi Toy twisted a key into the bottom of a padlock securing a large display case next to the lodge's check-in desk. It was 8:40 a.m. That's why lodge employees were ...
November 27, 2015
Volunteers attempt to get flood survivors back into their Wimberley homes
Denise Clark and her family of four generations enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend visit in Wimberley, Texas, until the crashing sound of a large cypress tree awoke them. Denise Clark “We spent the night on the top of the cliff and were not picked ...
December 6, 2015
Payne: The (next) VW Passat diesel
Europe is six hours ahead of the United States on the clock, and two years ahead on Volkswagen cars. On this side of the pond, the often in left-lane car trains doing 100. The Passat was whisper-quiet thanks to extensive sound-deadening that ...
November 27, 2015
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We booked a sweet log cabin and packed a Yamaha Viking VI and Wolverine with so many float tubes and fly rods they looked like the Beverly Hillbillies had taken up flyfishing. We trolled about a third of the time we were on the water atop Boulder ...
November 26, 2015
December calendar: Close out 2015 with events
Annual Christmas Holiday Lighting at Gatti and Gatti Law Office : View the large light display; visit with Santa; bring your camera to take pictures. . In the school string popcorn and cranberries, and play a classroom game, 3:30 to 6 p.m., Newell ...
November 30, 2015
Cross Keys condo a modern, artistic oasis
Beyond the front door, a hallway opens to the kitchen; a few steps farther in, the hall turns onto a large living and dining room, where a second opening to the kitchen completes the rectangular layout. Dream Home takes readers into the houses of ...
November 19, 2015
THAT OLD SERPENT slithered, parallel with a concrete wall, towards Vladimir Central Prison. He plopped down into a storm drain where rats scuttled, beetles went on defense, cigarette stubs and crushed cola cans found a resting place, then slithered down the groove. and, he, a patient serpent, could sinuously scrawl over and return to lap at the blood all night (whilst moonlight coming through the slit of the open barnyard door shone), so once the serpent got his fill, the gophers beneath Vladimir Central... A colony of bats, in screeching group-think, would flutter from caverns, through the twilight. whilst prisoners’ hearts, in the thousands, would beat inside the cellblocks. while he, that Old Serpent, Satan, wreathed the spine of himself like a sinuous locomotive of S’s, J’s, and Z’s, through the darkness, beneath the prison—and gnats, and mites, and dust, and microbes, all, attached to his skin with smooth and... Convicts, collectively, served more time in Vladimir Central than there were bricks in the prison’s exterior itself: rows of carmine panels ran betwixt thick white grout. wind-inviting windows of metal bars looked like conjoined asterisks to the asterisk degree. For over two centuries—from Czarist times to Soviet gulag—famous prisoners did their time or died inside there—(Nazi.
The streets were dark and the night was howling past 8 o’clock. Death stalked the cobblestoned pits in the lanes and alleyways of Hot City, while the music blared through the windows from inside the cold damp flats. Travis Bucky, feeling dread, and walking down the lane toward the off-licence, had a strange sensation creeping up his toes, like a battalion of ants were racing through his shoes and up his legs towards his spinal coulomb. Darkness reeling and roaring all about and a voice behind him said ‘Stop. The Porter spoke into Doctor Hobknob’s ear and he excused himself to Mr. Stanford and told him he would return shortly. He picked up the old receiver from the wall and a cold voice spoke to him. ‘In the beginning there were three of us,. We lived in a cabin, constructed by my hand from Oak and Pine. Hobknob turned around, hoping to catch the Porter and reprimand him for his bad poetry. The line went dead and Hobknob hung up the receiver. He snapped his fingers for another Brandy and returned to the fire place. He then saw that Mr. Stanford had left, without finishing his drink. Hobknob snapped his fingers again irritably. The Porter came up behind him. ‘What happened to Mr. Stanford.
There are three locked chests (wizard locked at 20th level and an excellent lock -20% to pick, permanent protection from fire spell). The first chest contains 2x helmseekers (SR: 6, MC: A) 3x snow shots, 3x dust shots and 2x ring shots. There is a locked (excellent lock -20% to pick) steel armory cabinet containing two silver swords, one crossbow, one quiver of 20 silver tipped bolts, two silver daggers, two silver hand axe and one silver footman's mace. There is another locked (superior lock -40% to pick) steel cabinet containing three steel vials of potion of healing (green/ sweet sage), one steel vial of potion of extra-healing (bright yellow/cinnamon), six map cases, 50 sheets of paper, three... There is a sturdy iron wood table with maps, star charts, ruler, adjustable compass, abacus, 2 telescopes, ship whistle, ship communicator and a spelljamming sextant on it. A signal lantern, used to flash messages to another ship, hung on a side... Next to the side wall is a box containing two bulls-eye lantern, four metal bottles of lamp oil, a tinderbox (with firesteel, 2 flint stones, damper, char cloth and Lucifer matches) and two dozen candles. A voice-pipe protrudes from one wall allowing contact with the helms room and a mechanical telegraph relays command to the crew of the non-magical engine when communication by magic is not available.
Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by hallasm: Greek Isles and Turkey Cruise
We got an aft cabin - larger than normal cabins with a balcony much bigger ... The city is surrounded by a very well-preserved city wall, which is 2 km long, 25 m high and most places 6 m thick. There are four gates into the city - we went through ...
December 5, 2015
New luxury cruise ship to debut on the Mekong
Every cabin will come with a balcony. The Scenic Spirit will sail on the Mekong through Vietnam and Cambodia, with several itineraries that add stays in Thailand and Laos. Trips will range from eight to 27 days. USA TODAY A new, more relaxed way to cruise ...
November 20, 2015
Sail the friendly seas: The best cruises for meeting people
Some of the best memories you bring home from a cruise vacation may be of the people you meet on your ship. Picking a ship where you're cruising with like-minded folks helps with the bonding. Theme cruises – whether focused on Star Trek or nudism ...
October 14, 2015
Photo tour: Cruising to adventure on the Nordstjernen
Photo tour: Cruising to adventure on the Nordstjernen Looking for an offbeat way to explore the world's northernmost areas? Our latest Cruise Ship Tour, in the carousel above, offers a deck-by-deck look at the 150-passenger Nordstjernen, a beautifully ...
August 22, 2015
Rustic Windmill and Cabin Wall Hanging | Metalheadartdesign - Metal Craft on ArtFire
The Coffee Cup Wall Art is cut from 16 gauge cold rolled steel and is approximately 11 1/2" H X 10"W. This piece has 2 hangers on the back to make it easy to display and give a dimentional look. It has a beautiful black matte color with a clear coat finish.
March 3, 2015
Deal watch: Avalon touts discounts on river cruises
Announced today, the promotion is valid for all 2016 river cruises in Europe and Southeast Asia. Bookings must be made by April 7. The promotion comes as Avalon begins previewing its 2016 schedule at its website. The offer cannot be combined with other ...
January 28, 2015
Blank Wall Clock by Martí Guixé for Alessi
Catalan designer Martí Guixé has created a wall clock for Italian design brand Alessi with no markings and a dry-wipe surface. Guixé intends users to write on the face and hands of the clock with a wipe-clean pen. Objects have become tools for ...
March 6, 2010