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In Katmai National Park, Alaska, up close with bears pursuing salmon

published about 3 hours ago
In Katmai National Park, Alaska, up close with bears pursuing salmon
In the Alaska of my mind, it is always summer. A bear stands hip-deep in glacial runoff, swatting salmon and swallowing them whole. Eagles wheel overhead. Moose meander in the bush. The theme from "Northern Exposure" echoes across the tundra.

Corner Office: Lindsey Ueberroth of Preferred Hotels: When Running a Meeting, Speak Last

published about 10 hours ago
Corner Office: Lindsey Ueberroth of Preferred Hotels: When Running a Meeting, Speak Last
A C.E.O. says that to avoid swaying the conversation in meetings, “I’ve learned to throw a topic out, ask a lot of questions and get a lot of engagement before I speak my mind.”

In Transit Blog: A Rare Peek at a Protected Island

published about 11 hours ago
In Transit Blog: A Rare Peek at a Protected Island
A normally restricted portion of Santa Cruz Island in California will be opened for just two dates in 2014.

Readers recommend -- France: Wake up in a farmhouse outside Lyon

published about 11 hours ago
Readers recommend -- France: Wake up in a farmhouse outside Lyon
We just returned from France, where we had the great fortune to end our stay at Ferme de la Vallée, a beautiful B&B about 20 minutes outside of Lyon. The house is owned by Charline and Gilles Lauga (they speak English), who are wonderful hosts and ready with suggestions about what to...

Weekend Escape: Golf with Frank Lloyd Wright in Plumas County, Calif.

published 1 day ago
Weekend Escape: Golf with Frank Lloyd Wright in Plumas County, Calif.
It took only three-quarters of a century to realize Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for a golf clubhouse. But instead of being constructed in his native Wisconsin, as Wright had planned, the building forms the centerpiece of a resort in ruggedly beautiful Plumas County, Calif., in the Sierra Nevada...