Caribbean photo vignettes


Feeding a Doctor Bird, the hummingbird that is Jamaica's national bird.
A sunset sail off St. Maarten
English Harbour seen from the hills of Antigua.

Rose Hall, the best preserved of the old plantation great houses in Jamaica.


The most beautiful bar in the world


EDINBURGH, Scotland -- OK, I haven't been in every bar in the world, but I have visited a lot of them in a lot of countries and shot a lot of pictures. No special occasion for posting this. I was just going through some of my personal photo files and came across it.

It is The Dome, is a gorgeous bar and restaurant located in Edinburgh in what once was the headquarters of the Commercial Bank of Scotland. The 1930s-style cocktail lounge leads to a parasol-covered garden café and an elegant grill room with mosaic floors and stained glass windows.


WWII golfing had special rules in London

RICHMOND-UPON-THAMES, England -- By now, the common wisdom is that the generation that endured World War II was one of the toughest ever. In what might otherwise seem like a light-hearted bit of proof -- but one that shows how many people tried to keep some semblance of normal life during the German blitz, this set of golf club rules issued in 1940 shows what the mindset was in England.

The Richmond Golf Club, which was opened in 1891, is a private club in this suburb of London. Unless you're the guest of a member, you can't play there, but if you're planning to be in the area, you can visit the adjacent Royal Richmond Park, the largest open space in London covering almost 2,500 acres and home to a wide array of wildlife.

Did your favorite airport restaurant make the Frommer's Top 10 list?

Do you have a favorite airport restaurant? Frommer’s Travel Guides does, and today released its list of the 10 best.

Here they are, complete with locations:

Atlanta: One Flew South, Terminal E.
Baltimore: Obrycki's, at Gate B-11,
Boston: Legal Sea Foods, Terminal A; Legal Test Kitchen, Terminal B before security; Legal C Bar, Terminal C before security.
Chicago O'Hare: Tortas Frontera, Terminal 1.
New York JFK: Deep Blue Sushi, Terminal 5.
New York LaGuardia: Custom Burgers, Delta Terminal.
Los Angeles: Encounter at LAX, before airport security.
Minneapolis: Ike's Food and Cocktails, Concourse E.
Raleigh, NC: 42nd Street Oyster Bar, Terminal 2.
Seattle: Ivar's, Central Terminal.

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