July 28, 2002
"Wales: Land of Nature & Legend" is a comprehensive 77-page guide to this scenic, historic corner of Britain. It has essays on gardens, national parks, history, legends, cities and more, plus seven suggested itineraries lasting two to seven days. There's also a map, events calendar and detailed information on climate, local laws and transportation. Call the British Tourist Authority, (877) 899-8391.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1988
Twenty years ago, Lady Bird Johnson traveled to California's majestic North Coast to dedicate the 58,000-acre Redwood National Park, the most costly and possibly the most controversial U.S. national park ever created. It was a triumphant victory for conservationists at the threshold of the new environmental age.
December 22, 1989 |
For people who do business on an international level, gift-giving can be a challenge. Many of the presents that will be bestowed with heartfelt good will over the next few days could in all innocence cause cultural consternation. Some of the most commonly exchanged items during the holiday season are acceptable gifts only within a Christian culture. That four-pack of white cotton handkerchiefs that many American grandfathers receive, for example, wouldn't be acceptable to a Chinese patriarch.