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Car Reviews: European Sports Sedans

Car Reviews: European Sports Sedans

Jaguar XE 20d R-Sport, Audi A4 2.0T Quattro S Tronic, Alfa Romeo Giulia

Drive Smart Talking tech with a mechanic

Drive Smart

Talking tech with a mechanic

Travel Smart Budget-friendly adventures

Travel Smart

Budget-friendly adventures provide a wealth of memories

Smart Coverage: Homeowners Insurance

Smart Coverage: Homeowners Insurance

Thinking of renting out your home to vacationers? Consider these insurance questions

Chocolate

For Chocolate Lovers

Easy-to-make sweets the cacao-savvy Aztecs and Mayans would have loved

Drive Smart Gas Study

Drive Smart

Why buying cheap gas doesn’t pay

Travel Smart AFN

Travel Smart

Travel insights from military personnel

Havana

MS Koningsdam

Review of this ship that debuted in 2016

Car Reviews: Midsize SUVs

Car Reviews: Midsize SUVs

Mazda CX-9 Signature, Jaguar F-Pace 35t R-Sport, Ford Explorer Platinum EcoBoost V6

Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista

Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista reflects a new approach for the line

A Feast for the Senses

A Feast for the Senses

The Seven Seas Explorer dazzles with inspired sights, sounds, and tastes

Blue Ridge Romance

Blue Ridge Romance

Great dining, stargazing, and shotgun shooting

The Hampton Carousel

The Hampton Carousel

It is one of only 170 antique wooden carousels in the country

Drive Smart Used Green Car

Drive Smart

What to look for when buying a used hybrid

Travel Smart Vacation

Travel Smart

The many reasons why time off is time well spent

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

Offering an ever-evolving modern art experience in Virginia Beach

Costa Rica Uncaged

Costa Rica Uncaged

Our writer discovers an endless array of creatures

Accessible Travel

Easy Going

How to travel more smoothly with a wheelchair and other mobility challenges

American Revolution Museum

Ye Olde Yorktown Crier

American Revolution Museum opens in Yorktown

Pearl Harbor sites

Scenes of Valor

Four must-see sites at Pearl Harbor

Chef Rodney Einhorn

Chef Rodney Einhorn

Serving up ingredient-driven cuisine at Terrapin Restaurant

Car Reviews: Just for Fun

Car Reviews: Just for Fun

Audi TT Coupe, Chevrolet Camaro 2LT RS Coupe, Fiat 124 Spider Lusso

Drive Smart Lease or Buy

Drive Smart

Are advertised lease specials really that special?

Travel Smart Air Traffic Control

Travel Smart

A rare look inside the world of air traffic control

Our Lord in the Attic Museum

Museums

Our Lord in the Attic Museum was recently restored

Car Reviews: Midsize Sedans

Car Reviews: Midsize Sedans

Chevrolet Malibu 2LT, Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring, Nissan Maxima SR

Viva Vinyl

Viva Vinyl

Finding rare musical treasures in Havana, Cuba

Travel Smart Passport to Passions

Travel Smart

Pursuing a hobby can add dimension to your journeys

Mariners’ Museum and Park

Mariners’ Museum and Park

The museum houses the gun turrets and engine of the USS Monitor

The Elizabeth River Ferry

The Elizabeth River Ferry

These 150-passenger-only diesel ferries have carried tourists since the 1980s

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

A sojourn in Cuba reveals a fascinating glimpse into the past

Caribbean Shopping Guide

Caribbean Shopping Guide

When you’re in the Caribbean, don’t settle for any old tchotchke

Travel Smart Travel Insurance

Travel Smart

When and how it pays to have travel insurance

Singapore

Singapore

From fledgling trading settlement to one of the world’s busiest seaports

Car Reviews: Luxury Vehicles

Car Reviews: Luxury Vehicles

Cadillac CT6 2.0L Turbo Luxury, Jaguar XF 35t R-Sport, Kia K900 V6 Luxury

Drive Smart All-Wheel Drive

Drive Smart

Pros and cons of all-wheel drive

"Vanishing Beauty"

"Vanishing Beauty"

Evocative sculptures made from natural and recycled materials

Hampton’s Fort Monroe National Monument

Hampton’s Fort Monroe National Monument

A visit provides insights into our heritage of liberty

Car Reviews: Hybrids

Car Reviews: Hybrids

BMW i8, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited

Travel Smart It's Time to Go Back

Travel Smart

The logic and lure of making the return trip

Car Reviews Midsize Sedans

Car Reviews: Midsize Sedans

Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T, Nissan Altima 2.5 SL, Subaru Legacy 2.5i

Drive Smart Recalls

Drive Smart

If you get a recall notice, don't panic, but don't ignore it

Chesapeake Arboretum

Chesapeake Arboretum

Chesapeake Arboretum celebrates its 20th birthday

LanternAsia

LanternAsia

Highlighting traditional Asian themes of nature, wildlife, and folklore

Travel Smart Travel Security

Travel Smart

Simple tips for a safer journey abroad

Sommelier Marc Sauter

Eaterview

Marc Sauter, sommelier at Zoe’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant

Car Reviews Urbane SUVs

Car Reviews: Urbane SUVs

Ford Edge Sport, Mercedes-Benz GLC300, Nissan Murano Platinum

Drive Smart Takata Recall Update

Drive Smart

An update on the Takata air bag recall

Poplar Forest: Thomas Jefferson’s Rural Retreat in Virginia

History

Explore Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s rural retreat in Virginia

Car Reviews: A Sporty Triad

Car Reviews: A Sporty Triad

Mustang I4 Coupe, MX-5 Miata, Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door

Drive Smart: Car Loan Pitfalls

Drive Smart

Getting a car loan 
from the dealer or from a bank

Travel Smart

Travel Smart

Visiting our country’s national parks for inspiration

Whale Watching

Nature

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

Restaurant Week

A Taste of Tidewater

Check out Restaurant Week in Tidewater cities

Basilica of Saint Mary

Basilica of Saint Mary

Visiting the Mother Church of Tidewater Virginia in Norfolk

Mannino’s Italian Bistro

A Taste of Tidewater

Sample the Award Winning Crab Soup at Mannino’s Italian Bistro

Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center

Portsmouth Arts and Cultural Center's Winter Wonderland

More than 400 animatronic figures at Coleman Nursery

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands

Da Conch Shack and Rum Bar, an iconic beachfront restaurant

Favorite Neck Pillows

Favorite Neck Pillows

New comforts to ease the squeeze of your coach-class flying experience

San Francisco's Presidio

San Francisco's Presidio

Tour the grounds and see a part of California's history

Drive Smart Oil Change

Drive Smart

Can you trust your car’s oil-life monitor?

Travel Smart Hotel Trends

Travel Smart

Though aimed at millennials, lifestyle hotels attract all ages

Car Reviews: Euro Crossovers

Car Reviews: Euro Crossovers

Audi Q3 Premium Plus Quattro, Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE LUX, Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Discover cool castles, a cruise, and more

Trinity Groves

The Game of Points

What you need to know to maximize your frequent-flier miles

Travel Smart

Travel Smart

Lessons learned from embarrassing travel moments

Car Reviews

Car Reviews: Green Cars

Tesla Model S P85D, Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum, Golf TDI SE

Drive Smart Inexpensive Cars

Drive Smart

Yes, you can find a good, new, entry-level car for less than $20K

Military Sites

Tours of Duty

An Army veteran visits our area’s many military museums and sites

Back Bay Wildlife Refuge

Back Bay Wildlife Refuge

A serene sanctuary in Virginia Beach attracts migratory birds

Northwest River Park

Northwest River Park

Hiking, fishing, and kayaking in Chesapeake

Boardwalk Art Show

Boardwalk Art Show

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art's event turns 60

Delmarva Peninsula’s Oysters

Delmarva Peninsula’s Oysters

Local oysters offer a world of subtle flavors for adventurous eaters

Virginia Wineries

Grape Escapes

Our state’s wineries offer fun activities for grape lovers and teetotalers

Virginia Ice Cream Spots

Sundae Kind of Love

Grab a spoon and sample some of Virginia’s best frozen treats

Craft Breweries

Heads of the Class

Finding big flavors on a tour along the Brew Ridge Trail in Charlottesville

The Line Hotel

Checking In

A review of the Line Hotel in Los Angeles' Koreatown

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

The desert's remote beauty lures artists and other creative types

Copenhagen, Denmark

High/Low: Copenhagen

Plenty of wallet-friendly options abound in this expensive city

SS Catherine

Cruise Report

SS Catherine: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s newest riverboat

Stockholm, Sweden

High/Low: Stockholm

Stockholm has parks, museums, and superb Scandinavian cuisine

Galápagos Islands

Galápagos Islands

Discover wildlife and wonders in South America

Vancouver, BC

High/Low: Vancouver

Vancouver mixes American sensibility with European flair

Alaska Iconic Attractions

Alaska's Iconic Attractions

A slideshow of Alaska’s magnificent wildlife, glaciers, and parks

Drive Smart Automatic Emergency Braking

Drive Smart

A new era of safety with Automatic Emergency Braking

Road Debris

Auto Tips

Watch out for road debris, which can damage your vehicle

Doumar's Barbecue

Doumar’s Barbecue

A hometown favorite for burgers, hot dogs, fries, and shakes

Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park

Synchronous fireflies light the night by winking and blinking

Drive Smart CPOs

Drive Smart

In the know about certified preowned cars

Car Reviews: Electric Green Cars

Car Reviews: Electric Green Cars

BMW 330e, Kia Soul EV Plus, Toyota Prius Two Eco

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