Travel used to be divided into two basic categories: luxury and no-frills. the former consisted of flying first class, dining at three-star restaurants and staying in decadent comfort; the latter involved backpacking and camping out in some of the world's most beautifully remote spots.
Thursday, Sept. 2 | 8:10 p.m. ETDeidre Depke: So what does John McCain think about 527s? Yesterday, the Bush campaign filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, charging five such organizations with "massive" and "ongoing" violations of election laws.
Our June 28 investigative report on Saudi Arabia led many Muslim readers to share the rage inspired by Saudi royalty. "Superb coverage!" praised one. Another bemoaned the "royals' corruption, nepotism and decadence," while a third lamented the "indoctrination of bigotry in religious schools."Inside a Medieval Kingdom"The Saudi Trap" by Fareed Zakaria (Special Report, June 28) is a superb piece of investigative journalism.
The Bing Hamptons. That's what I've taken to calling the upstate New York area where my husband and I spend weekends, my joke being the horrific contrast between the fashionable, exorbitant Long Island Hamptons and the increasingly destitute city of Binghamton, which lies about an hour north of our place.
In the halcyon days when Vladimir Putin visited his aunts and uncles here, the tiny village of Pominovo was a place of hope. "There was a store, a bar, a club," recalls Vladimir Kuvarin, himself once married to a now deceased cousin of the Russian president. "We were clothed and shod and well fed.