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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