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  • Tourist attractions: Remembering the legacy of Sally Ride

    Tourist attractions: Remembering the legacy of Sally Ride
    Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was an inspirational scientist. The institution she founded, Sally Ride Science, continues to organize camps and festivals for aspiring female astronauts. Perhaps there will come a day when we all can...
  • The 21st century comes to old Munich

    The 21st century comes to old Munich
    MUNICH — This is one of those towns that seems friendly but isn't. It offers beer, but its heart is cold. Personally, I like the real Munich better than the jolly stereotype. I like the incredible modern museums, the overly complex rules and...
  • So much to see and do in London

    So much to see and do in London
    LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose. Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum. The museum never happened. That...
  • Beyond the beaches: Mexico offers a wealth of cultural treasures

    Beyond the beaches: Mexico offers a wealth of cultural treasures
    If you're looking for a personal encounter with thousands of your closest American friends, you could do worse than traveling to Mexican hot spots such as Cancun or Cozumel. But you would be cheating yourself of the chance to experience Mexico itself....
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Monte Carlo, Monaco

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Monte Carlo, Monaco
    Roughly the size of New York’s Central Park at three miles long and one-and-a-half mile wide, Monaco not only enjoys an incredible setting between the Mediterranean and the Alps and between the French and Italian Rivieras, but could be said to be...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Charleston, South Carolina

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Charleston, South Carolina
    South Carolina’s gem –Margaret Mitchell made it Rhett Butler’s hometown in her classic, Gone With The Wind, Charleston is a refined city with mansions dating back to pre-Civil War times, historic neighborhoods with gardens filled with...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Papeete, Tahiti

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Papeete, Tahiti
    Papeete, Tahiti’s capital and gateway to many South Pacific voyages, has a cosmopolitan French/Polynesian ambiance and many natural and cultural attractions. And chances are good that travelers who go to Papeete to embark on a cruise to the...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Savannah, Georgia

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Savannah, Georgia
    Savannah, Georgia is synonymous with Southern charm in the minds of many –maybe because of the city’s gardens, squares, historic mansions, Southern cooking, and cordial welcome to travelers. The city’s beauty may have actually saved it...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Piraeus in Athens, Greece

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Piraeus in Athens, Greece
    Piraeus, the port of Athens, Greece. is popular both as embarkation/disembarkation point for Eastern Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruises, as well as a stop (sometimes overnight) on voyages in that part of the world that originate and end in other ports....
  • Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor

    Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
  • Georgia rail excursion is built around the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

    Georgia rail excursion is built around the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
    PLAINS, Ga. - The view from the train tells the story of this part of rural southwest Georgia: cotton fields speckled with puffs of white; peanut and soybean fields; groves of towering pecan trees. Rusted old cars that appear to have been parked in the...
  • Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now

    Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now
    W.C. Fields' gravestone doesn't really read, "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." But the comic actor loved to poke fun at his native city. When I was a student in Philly way back when, I did too. There wasn't much to do. It seemed like every...