September 4, 2010
Laugh at them if you must, those Japanese men who are so serious about playing a dating video game that they recently took it one crazy step further: They took their digital dollies on a real trip to a honeymoon resort town outside Tokyo. But I think they're onto something. In case you missed this latest dispatch from the world of Japanese wackiness, a recent Wall Street Journal article reported on a wildly popular Nintendo DS game called Love Plus that is available only in Japan.
July 3, 2008
Air travelers who booked tickets in advance for this fall may want to check again before they check in. As airlines cut back, some who followed the travel industry's advice to book their trips ahead - from honeymooners to family vacationers - are finding themselves with seats on flights that no longer exist. Carriers say they are doing the best they can to notify customers of disruptions and accommodate changes. But affected travelers say the options presented by the airlines can be inconvenient, requiring them to use more vacation days, pay for longer - or additional - hotel stays or shave time off the start or end of their trips.
June 15, 2008
In February, my wife and I were honeymooning in Los Cabos, Mexico. The infinity pool was one of the highlights of the hotel. One night, I decided to take my new camera into the pool for some pictures. The hardest part was steering clear of the splashes. Rich Reaven, Baltimore The Sun welcomes submissions for "My Best Shot." Photos should be accompanied by a description of when and where you took the picture and your name, address and phone number. Submissions cannot be individually acknowledged or returned, and upon submission become the property of The Sun. Write to: Travel Department, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278, or e-mail travel@baltsun.
November 11, 2007
MOUNT POCONO, PA. -- George Keifer hadn't been to Mount Airy Resort since his honeymoon in 1965, and, as he recalls, he took full advantage of the heart-shaped bathtub, leaving his hotel room only to buy meals. Keifer, a retired dairy farmer, recently returned to Mount Airy for a different kind of recreation. And this time he arrived with a mob of people he didn't know as well as he knows his wife, Carol. When Mount Airy Casino Resort recently became the first stand-alone casino to open its doors in Pennsylvania, in rushed Keifer and 1,500 other people who had waited in line for hours -- and in some cases drove hundreds of miles to be there.
October 10, 2007
The couple, in their 50s, married in a quaint ceremony in Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 29 before honeymooning at a friend's cabin in Montana. On Sunday, they set out in the husband's twin-engine Cessna 310, planning to fly home to Baltimore with a stop in Wisconsin on the way. But the plane crashed about 11:50 a.m. in a field outside Ekalaka, Mont., killing John R. Doshier, 51, and his wife, Sue Crews Doshier, 54, said Carter County Sheriff Rusty Jardee. Both were pronounced dead on the scene, Jardee said.
August 19, 2007
Lisabeth S. Miller, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mark J. Miller of Clifton, New Jersey, and Peter E. Auchincloss, son of Barbara J. Auchincloss of Baltimore, Maryland were married on July 16, 2007 at 5:00 o'clock p.m. at Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. The wedding ceremony was followed by a reception at The Johns Hopkins Club. After a honeymoon in Key West the couple will reside in Baltimore.
July 8, 2007
As reported July 10, 1974, in The Evening Sun: Bill and Debbie Naugle celebrated their first wedding anniversary last week sightseeing in Columbia. The young couple came down from Harrisburg for their vacation, lolling about the pool at the Cross Keys Inn, checking out art exhibits and concerts and generally taking it easy. A goodly number show up in Columbia out of curiosity or to visit or tour or possibly to look for a place to live, but, officials say, others like the Naugles, are treating the place as a vacation spot, and lately there has been movement in another area.
May 28, 2007
So, you like the idea of Davey Johnson making a triumphant return to the Orioles' dugout, do you? Don't feel bad. Earl Weaver coming back seemed like a great idea at the time, too. And, for readers in our Redskins-loving circulation area, Joe Gibbs' return was going to be the answer to all your prayers. Wasn't it? Be careful what you wish for. Not just Orioles fans, who are figuratively sweeping Johnson back into office by voting for him at baltimoresun.com's who-should-replace-Sam poll.
April 29, 2007
MONTECITO, Calif. -- It's neither the biggest cottage nor the only one with an ocean view. But it commands at least $1,000 more a night than other lodgings at historic San Ysidro Ranch in the Montecito hills. That's because Jackie and John F. Kennedy slept in it during their extended 1953 honeymoon, which, biographers say, took them first to Acapulco, Mexico, and later up the California coast. The future first couple probably paid $27 a night, the going rate then. But today you'll pay more than 100 times that - $2,990 a night - to sleep in the 1,621-square-foot Kennedy Cottage, which reopened in March after a yearlong restoration.
April 1, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J Norton of Towson, MD are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Julie Anne Norton to Blair Robert Stewart, son of Fabian Stewart and the late Beverly Stewart of Wellington, New Zealand. The couple was married on November 4, 2006 at Immaculate Conception Church in Towson, MD. Reverend Glen Byrne officiated. The Reception followed at The Mount Vernon Club, Baltimore, MD. Heather Jeff, sister of the Bride was the Best Woman and Andrew Broe, lifetime friend of the Groom was the Best Man. Julie and Blair are practicing Architects in London, UK, and returned there after a honeymoon trip to Argentina.