By Suzanne Van Atten, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (MCT)
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:38 AM
PONCE, Puerto Rico - There was a time, not that long ago, when visitors to Puerto Rico's second-largest city were cautioned not to stray from the central plaza after dark. Many of Ponce's ornate 19th-century buildings were vacant and falling to pieces,...
MIAMI — It's officially called the Metromover, but you'll hear it called the "people mover." Whatever you call it, this elevated train is your free ticket to sightseeing in downtown Miami.
Think subway, but one floor above street level. No...
BALTIMORE — One of the great charms of Baltimore is its lack of interest in running with the herd. Possessing a unique look and an entertainingly odd culture, it moves at a slow and steady pace, entirely out of step with the rest of the bustling...
By Kerri Westenberg, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT)
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:42 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - "Be sure to use the handrail," national park guide Ronnie van Nostrand said as he led a small tour group upstairs in the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. "It's the same railing Mr. Lincoln used."
We had all come to Springfield...
By Rosalind Bentley, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (MCT)
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:48 AM
ATLANTA - With all of the talk these days of liberty and citizenship, of who is a patriot and who is not, the new exhibit at the Atlanta History Center is something to consider.
"Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: How the Word Is Passed Down" opens...
By Mary Ann Anderson, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:09 AM
HAZELHURST, Ga. - If you're like most people, you love the holidays but shout "Hallelujah!" when the last strains of "Auld Lang Syne" fade away.
That's when it's time for a post-holidays getaway, so take a look at these destinations in Georgia that are...
By Bo Emerson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (MCT)
| Dec 10, 2012
| 6:09 AM
CARROLLTON, Ga. - When the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum opened this fall in a modest 20- by 24-foot room in downtown Carrollton, the location was not nearly as big as the dreams of the founders.
One day, suggested board member Beverly Hammack,...
BOSTON - I'm always amazed by how many people who consider themselves travelers have never visited Boston. True, having lived there for most of my formative years, I'm a bit prejudiced, but I've been to almost every city worth visiting and I can...
Our holiday season is in full swing. We are working on gift guides, toy tests, holiday cookie issues and more.
So it's not so hard for us to believe that the holiday season is right around the corner. In fact, we feel it's time we start shopping now!...
By Myscha Theriault, McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT)
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:56 AM
Beach time and bay kayaking aren't the only things to do when visiting Sarasota, Fla. The city is also known for its circus heritage, shopping and support infrastructure for families traveling with children, grandparents and even pets.
GOLDENDALE, Wash. - Sam Hill, an entrepreneur and businessman, didn't live to see his Eastern Washington hilltop mansion completed as the Maryhill Museum of Art in 1940. But he likely would have been just fine with a recently completed $10 million...
PARIS - The Musee du Louvre is ornate, palatial and extremely large.
The sprawling art museum on the Right Bank of the Seine River was one of our first stops on our Paris visit.
It is home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the No. 1 attraction in the...