Jack and Barbara Maloney quit their jobs, sold their house, parted with their grown daughters and made their way to their new home: a stone cottage in the Scottish Highlands. No matter that the walls were blotched with black mildew; they were embarking on what became a two-year adventure of shearing sheep, learning folk songs and befriending locals. The whole romantic endeavor is captured in their recently released book, "The Wee Mad Road" and at their website, www.theweemadroad.com. We tracked the wanderers down for a few questions in their St. Paul home.
Updated: June 21, 2008, - 08:35 AM
New rules doubling the amount airlines must pay bumped passengers take effect Monday.
Updated: May 16, 2008, - 04:25 PM
As more airlines charge for checking second bags, travelers are exploring ways of sending luggage on ahead.
Updated: April 11, 2008, - 11:36 AM
The Superior Hiking Trail may be the best known of the region's long-distance footpaths, but there are others, too, that cut through prairie, climb hills, cross raging waterfalls and allow hikers to explore for two hours or two weeks.
Updated: April 11, 2008, - 11:32 AM
For better or worse, richer or poorer -- Pensacola or Paris. You've agreed to get married; now comes one of the first big tests of the union: Can you agree on a place for a honeymoon?
Updated: February 03, 2008, - 02:24 PM
2,800 acres of wilderness across border
Updated: December 20, 2007, - 05:28 PM
ince 1927, people have been relying on the Gunflint Lodge for their fix of cross-country skiing, ice fishing and snowshoeing.
Updated: December 13, 2007, - 05:42 PM
Temperatures may be dropping as swiftly as a body down a giant water slide, but that's no reason to put away the swimsuits.
Updated: December 09, 2007, - 11:44 AM
Travel light to avoid extra charges at the ticket counter.
Updated: December 05, 2007, - 01:22 PM