World Travel

  1. A Tampa taxi odyssey: Are our cabs really not up to snuff?

    News

    TAMPA — The taxi cabs here might not be the newest, swankiest ones on Earth. But are they really the "deplorable, embarrassing" pigsties that one critic alleges?

    John Bailey drives the streets of downtown Tampa in the taxi he leases from A-1 cab company. A-1 drivers are self-employed and required to provide their own receipts, a dispatcher said.
  2. Face time, no Facebook, at remote, rustic Hike Inn in north Georgia

    Travel

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga.

    A few years ago, Travel + Leisure magazine predicted that the "greatest luxury of the 21st century will be dropping off the grid," and that the future of travel would be so-called black-hole resorts, desirable for their total absence of the Internet and cellphone connections. I found this …

    Besides hiking trails, the Len Foote Hike Inn offers guests a horseshoe pit and outdoor seating for sunrises over the Appalachian Mountains.
  3. Epcot fills out concert lineup for Food and Wine Fest

    Florida

    In addition to eating and drinking your way around the world, Epcot's Food & Wine Festival has an "Eat to the Beat" concert series during the festival's run from Sept. 19-Nov. 10. Fan favorites like Boyz II Men, left, (Nov. 3-5) and Rick Springfield (Sept. 24-25) return and new-to-the-festival acts recently announced …

    Boyz II Men