destinations and attractions

Winter solstice 2019

For six months now, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere -- but that's about to reverse itself.

Trump set for Christmas at Mar-a-Lago

Freshly impeached and eager for vindication, President Donald Trump decamps Friday for warmer climes: a two-week-long stint at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida haven, which this Christmas will act as the crucible for his defense.

This is the ultimate dinosaur road trip

Eighty million years ago, a ferocious predecessor of Tyrannosaurus Rex stalked the western shore of an ancient seaway that flooded through North America, slicing the continent in two.

Brazil's Ilha do Cardoso is a true escape

There are no established roads, no cars. There's not even a school bus; children are picked up and taken to school by boat. Electricity is generated by solar panels, and the generator shuts off at 10:30 each night.