November 23, 1994 |
When Villanova coach Steve Lappas accepted the invitation for his team to play in the Great Alaska Shootout, he saw it not only as an opportunity for his Wildcats to play against top-level competition, but also for them to experience the wonder of the 49th state. That's why between practice sessions, the Wildcats were scheduled to visit some attractions. But in Alaska in November, timing is everything, and the timing of this trip wasn't conducive for sightseeing. The last days of a near-record snowfall canceled most of the extracurricular activities the Wildcats had planned for earlier in the week, and, with the Shootout tipping off tonight, sightseeing is no longer an issue for the 'Cats.
February 28, 1999 |
For years Europe has had tour bus companies that haul visitors around the continent for a single fare that includes sightseeing services and off-and-on privileges, but it's a concept mostly foreign to the United States - until now. Starting next month, a new company called AmeriBus plans to introduce a coach travel and tour service on three U.S. routes. If it works, it will give domestic and foreign travelers an economical alternative to other forms of touring in this country. Ameribus, based in Hollywood, Fla., will offer flat-fee fares for each route that allow riders to disembark in a city and catch another bus days later to continue their journey along the designated route.
January 26, 1999 |
From the shelter of the Liberty Bell pavilion, two tourists from Boston plan their itinerary during a drizzly day in Philadelphia. Today should be better for sightseeing, with more sunshine and cooler temperatures.
May 21, 1993 |
A decision to go sightseeing in Philadelphia cost a Des Moines, Iowa, couple about $75,000 and lots of hard work. Police said that's what Mary Lou Weilbrenner, 61, and her husband, Spencer, 66, lost this week in Bensalem Township when a box trailer containing handmade jewelry that they sold at trade shows was stolen outside a motel on U.S. Route 1. The loss brought Mary Lou Weilbrenner, a retired art teacher who designed and made all of...
July 2, 2000 |
Anyone who's ever been sightseeing knows that these days it's no longer good enough to just see the sight. You have to capture the image, take it home with you, get it developed, then try to figure out what your little finger is doing on top of the Eiffel Tower. For the last decade or so, tourists and their cameras have been as inseparable as yuppies and their humidors, whether they spring for a $10,000 set-up with a lens the size of Arizona or a $15 disposable number with an attached rubber band so they can wear the thing fashionably on their wrist.
March 20, 1988 |
I'm taking my boys to Washington. Are there any books that would have an itinerary for a kids' trip to that city? One helpful book, easy to read or scan, is Going Places With Children in Washington, published by Green Acres School in Rockville, Md. There are several pages of information sources and phone numbers, followed by a suggested three-day itinerary for families with children. The bulk of the book is devoted to descriptions of the myriad sightseeing attractions that Washington has to offer, along with pertinent information for visiting them.
July 19, 1987 |
For the Hoffer family, each sailing of the Miss Northeast is a victory at sea. "We have had to overcome so many obstacles to finally own this boat and find a place to dock it," said co-owner Nancy Hoffer. "We wanted a place where we could take people out on the Delaware in the Northeast section of the city, so they wouldn't always have to go downtown. " The Hoffer family wanted to dock its boat at the Linden Avenue docks that are owned by the city, but they spent two years trying to get permission.
August 26, 1990 |
My daughter will be attending the University of Melbourne next year and we would like to visit her there. Should we consider trips to San Francisco and Hawaii on the way? - N.R., West Chester A typical ticket from the East Coast to Australia includes stopovers, if you want them, in California, Hawaii, Fiji or Tahiti, perhaps New Zealand and sometimes Hawaii on your return trip. It's a long trip by any standard, and stopovers help the body adjust; if you have the time, you ought to take advantage of them.
September 25, 1988 |
The battle that was expected in the men's 400-meter individual medley never materialized. Tamas Darnyi finished in a world-record time of 4:14.75, almost three seconds ahead of Warminster's David Wharton. The Hungarian swam the race of his life, and Wharton had to settle for the silver medal. Still, second in the world is nothing to laugh at, and Wharton is proud of his performance - and so are his parents. "The whole day was very exciting," his mother, Nancy, said in a telephone interview Wednesday night from Seoul.