Airport Screening

Airport Screening

Because I fly a lot, I enjoy the benefits of having TSA Pre. But when I flew home from Vegas last week, I started wondering about these things.

A Correction

A Correction

I erred in a piece about our recent European vacation, but an astute loyal reader sent me this correction.

Vacation Leftovers

Vacation Leftovers

Here are a few more stories from our recent vacation in Greece and Italy, including the oldest pizzeria in the world in Naples and a favorite food of the locals in Palermo which will never be one of mine.

Ascending Etna

Ascending Etna

That’s a picture of me next to a five-foot diameter “lava bomb” on the side of Mt. Etna, a still-active volcano in Sicily I climbed last week. Here’s the story.

It’s Greek To Me

It’s Greek To Me

I’m just back from a couple of weeks on vacation in Greece, where the baffling alphabet didn’t keep us from having some great experiences — like these.

A Rough Ride

A Rough Ride

In every city where I’ve been a resident or visitor, one of the locals has told me, “No one here knows how to drive.” It’s usually not true — especially in Lisbon. Here’s why.