Promises of a warmer winter are not bearing fruit as new winter storm grips the South, bringing its largest city, Atlanta, to a full stop. Even the governor's inauguration event was canceled.
For cash-strapped vacationers, time off this years means exploring ... locally. A report from Europe, Japan, and the US on the return of the road trip, backpacking with a burro, and growing beets.
Think spring by attending a nearby flower show.