Behind Army's $17,000 drip pan, a Kentucky lawmaker's earmark WASHINGTON — In the 1980s, the military had its infamous $800 toilet seat. Today, it has a $17,000 drip pan. Thanks to a powerful Kentucky congressman who has steered tens of millions of federal dollars to his district, the Army has bought about $6.5 ... 05/19/2012 - 4:08 pm | View Link
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At Thikse Monastery, in a shrine draped in colorful silks, the air thick with juniper smoke, morning prayers are starting to adopt the unruly atmosphere of a school assembly. After the elders have filed in, performed their prostrations and taken their seats to join the chanting, after a monk in a mustard-yellow robe has purified the room with incense, the youngsters scamper in with cymbals, drums and a wailing pair of clarinets, “to wake the dead,” my guide, Sonam, whispers in my ear.
I’m flying down the hill, on a mountain-biking high, when boom! My tires skid and I tumble back to reality in a twisted heap of limbs and metal. “Nothing like taking a soil sample,” Dave Taylor, my tour guide, jokes as he pulls me onto my feet. I take stock of my injuries — some reddening bruises, a scraped knee — but all in all, worth the exhilaration of soaring through Virginia’s George Washington National Forest at speeds perhaps slightly inadvisable for a beginning mountain biker.
For more than 30 years, Jane and Michael Stern have traversed the country in search of the best in regional American cuisine. They coined the term “roadfood,” which became the name of their encyclopedic book and Web site. The ninth edition of “Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 900 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More” came out this year.
Our readers share tales of their rambles around the world. Who: Linda Miller (the author) and her husband, Elroy, of Harrisonburg, Va.; their eldest son and daughter-in-law, Weldon and Jenn Miller of Baltimore; and their son and daughter-in-law, Elliott and Ashley Miller of McLean, Va. Read full article >>
Change your mind when you’re traveling, and the consequences can be costly. Most airline tickets are nonrefundable and require a hefty change fee plus any fare differential. And many hotel rooms are totally nonrefundable and nonchangeable, so you could lose the entire value of your room. So, why doesn’t it work the other way around?
What’s the Deal? This week’s best travel bargains around the globe. Land ●Samasati Nature Retreat, an eco-lodge in a Costa Rican biological reserve, is offering a summer special through Sept. 30. For example, pay $659 per couple and receive four nights’ accommodations and daily meals (breakfast and dinner). For five nights with meals, pay $825.