Target Credit Card Breach Suspects Arrested Near Texas Border, Local Police Claim

The Associated Press is reporting that two suspects in the Target credit card breach case may have been arrested in Mexico near the Texas border, according to local police in McAllen, Texas. Continue reading Target Credit Card Breach Suspects Arrested Near Texas Border, Local Police Claim

Travel + Leisure’s Costa Alegre Cover Story Is Everything That’s Wrong With Travel Writing

If you know me, you probably know that the area of Mexico’s western coast roughly between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo — know as the Costa Alegre — is one of my favorite places in the world. If you don’t know me or didn’t know that, well, now you do.

So when Maria recently got me a subscription to Travel+Leisure magazine as part of a school fundraiser for our niece,  you can imagine my excitement when the first issue arrived in the mailbox sporting a cover story devoted to the region.

But the article, titled “Mexico’s New Costa Alegre Hideaways,” is a new standard-bearer for all that is — or, I suppose, all that can be — wrong with travel writing. Continue reading Travel + Leisure’s Costa Alegre Cover Story Is Everything That’s Wrong With Travel Writing