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Bus sojourn takes in sights of the American West

Old Faithful isn't as faithful as it is supposed to be, at least according to an impatient gentleman standing right behind me at Yellowstone National Park. The posted prediction time for its eruption on that sunny yet cool summer afternoon is 2:25, but the geyser seems in no hurry except for a few preliminary wisps of steam.

Travel

A soaring demand for cross-border air travel

The cushy business-class seats that Rosario Marin books on her regular flights between Los Angeles and Mexico are a far cry from those on the two-day bus journeys she took as a teenager to visit relatives in Mexico City.

Home & Garden

Style at Home: Girls' night out at Innisfree

Growing up in a small town, I love the feeling of a close-knit community, where folks look out for each other, and everywhere you go, you're greeted by a friend. When Dan and I moved to our little lake cottage, we were thrilled to discover that this special neighborhood was just like a small town. People are friendly and welcoming. And, best yet, they like to gather together and have fun.

Home & Garden

Got a moment? 6 small-space decorating mistakes that take just seconds to fix

When you live in a tiny home, it's hard to know where to put all your stuff. That new pair of heels? I guess they'll have to double as decor on the mantel. That massive accumulation of books? Say hello to a makeshift side table. If you find yourself living in close quarters, then we don't need to remind you how tricky decorating can be in a small space, where maximizing storage, utilizing square footage, and creative organization hacks are of utmost importance.

Home & Garden

Yardsmart: Try dramatic black bamboo in your garden

The ebony stems of black bamboo are the perfect accent for that Asian-inspired garden you've dreamed of. This amazingly architectural plant bears all black canes that contrast with the bright green foliage. Dramatic day and night against the planes of modern architecture and colored walls, it's time we rediscover Phyllostachys nigra for transforming spaces.

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