The world’s smallest kingdom — unspoiled Tavolara

Few places excite our collective imagination like islands. From Aldous Huxley’s portrayal of a water-locked Utopia to Daniel Defoe’s classic Robinson Crusoe, islands make us dream. Fortunately, not all of them are imaginary. Take Tavolara, for instance: Hidden along the East coast of Sardinia, this tiny strip of land — …

Despite new law, Ugandan cleric ministers to gays

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Young men sing hymns and recite the Bible before the Rev. Christopher Senyonjo gives a sermon on human sexuality. When the service is over some go to his desk, one by one, for counselling no other Ugandan religious leader is known to offer gays. Dressed in …

Train or plane? Which is the better choice?

Which is the better way to travel: by train or by plane? The answer depends on dozens of variables, including geography, cost and time. Between certain cities — say, Philadelphia and Baltimore — Amtrak is the logical choice. On longer routes, flying makes more sense. But many other itineraries offer …