Cruising on the romantic Rhine

Whether from the deck or the sliding glass door in my cabin, there was always something to see, from steep vineyard hills and medieval castles to industrial plants.

Companies embrace home modification demands

Gone are the days when you’d need your own carpenter to install an access ramp to help someone with impaired mobility get up your steps.

Chincoteague, where the ponies roam free

Mention Chincoteague Island, Virginia, and you’re likely to be asked, “Isn’t that where those ponies are?” The answer is “yes.”

Core of New England life

While the family-run businesses that give New England much of its identity have become less the norm, those that remain have preserved a way of life where everyone knows your name — or face.

Outer Banks: More than sun and sand

I stood frozen with fear as the terrifying image drew closer, his curved sword swinging wildly. Just as he seemed about to separate my head and body, I snapped back to reality.

Massachusetts mortgage debt climbs

There were 2,541 new foreclosure filings in Massachusetts in July, according to, a website that tracks foreclosed properties nationwide.

New Orleans: Bacchus, blues and beignets

How can you not love a city where local rogues and scoundrels have streets and bridges named after them? A place that celebrates its oddball residents on a website.

Without proper planning, secure retirement elusive

Workers are far more confident about being able to pay for ‘basic’ expenses than they are about having enough money to pay for medical expenses and long‐term care costs.

Chester and York, offer glimpses of British history

In Chester, England, guests at a medieval inn often claim they see the ghost of a woman looking for her lover who was killed during a 17th-century battle.

Multigenerational living good for all

The architectural and social organization of the community is designed to inspire and enhance the daily lives of its inhabitants.