Today our first article to ponder is fun. It is a look at what not to do in Italy, a land of legendary excesses. We then look at how to save money by combining airline tickets on your own (or together with a travel agent) and some of the pitfalls of these money-saving maneuvers. Finally, the history of a remote privately-owned bridge connecting West Virginia and Maryland gives us pause — the crush of bureaucracy even in the remote hollows and rivers is amazing.


O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair, says seatbelts are pointless, Boeing considers folding wingtips on 777s, Maryland OKs table games


Maryland Live! Casino opens to the public, adventures of Travel Cat, Cherokee Casino in Raleigh, NC, to offer card games

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A few weeks ago, I went on the newly-established Journey Through Hallowed Ground– that spans Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland, and extends roughly from Gettysburg to Monticello–and I learned more in 11 days and 180 miles than I did in all my schooling.


Queen of the romance novel, Roberts has written more bestsellers than anyone in the world. Of her 190 full length novels, 162 of them have spent over 800 weeks on The New York Times bestsellers list. More than 400 million copies of her books are in print in 34 languages. She also writes romance detective novels under the pseudonym, J.D. Robb. As if that isn’t enough to keep her busy, between chapters she purchased and oversaw every aspect of the renovation of the historic Inn BoonsBoro, minutes from her Keedysville, Md., home.