Canada's Cariboo Gold Rush is kept alive in a town called Barkerville

Visitors to the historical town of Barkerville, British Columbia, can ride a stagecoach. Thousands flocked to the town during the Cariboo Gold Rush in the 19th century to look for the precious metal. (Thomas Drasdaukis)

Back in the 19th century, people were crazy about hunting for gold.

Goodspeed hosts pet adoption event Saturday

Goodspeed Musicals, which is staging “Because of Winn Dixie” starring Bowdie as the title dog and Josie Todd as his owner, is holding a pet adoption event. (Photo by Diane Sobelewski)

Goodspeed Musicals is partnering with several animal welfare organizations for a Goodspeed Tails pet adoption awareness showcase from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting. Multiple local pet adoption organizations will be on-campus for this pet adoption event. Shelters and...

In Orlando for a Disney vacation? Explore beyond the gates, too

The atrium at Anaheim Packing District, an upscale shopping center in the California city's downtown. (Visit Anaheim)

Can you have fun without lining the pockets of Mickey's ill-fitting red shorts? We sent a couple of reporters to find out.




Creatures of habit

We learn by repetition. But no matter how much I learn, I seem to always forget more.

Rick's List — Plane-Towed Banner Edition

In the summer, especially on holidays like July 4th, Labor Day and National Humidity Day, when the beaches are packed with folks whose only focus is not on having fun but rather on stuff like where to get the best insurance deals, I always look...



Upcoming concerts and shows

Twenty One Pilots — Oct. 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $74.75-$94.75

Nick Kroll — Sept. 28 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $40, $48

Anuel AA — Dec. 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday; $50.50-$140.50

Johnny A, Kasim Sulton — Oct. 3 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $40

Ray LaMontagne — Oct. 11 at Providence Performing Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $39.50-$99.50

Louie Anderson, Rita Rudner — Oct. 12 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $39.50-$99.50