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  • Patrick Henry's Virginia home broadens view of historical figure

    Patrick Henry's Virginia home broadens view of historical figure
    BROOKNEAL, Va. — Most Americans know Patrick Henry for one speech: "Give me liberty or give me death," delivered March 23, 1775, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., during the Second Virginia Convention. One place you can learn more...
  • Atlanta History Center exhibit looks at 'Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello'

    Atlanta History Center exhibit looks at 'Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello'
    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...
  • Miami on the move: Glide from one sight to the next, above the traffic … and free of charge

    Miami on the move: Glide from one sight to the next, above the traffic … and free of charge
    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...
  • 9 reasons to visit Baltimore this spring (or anytime)

    9 reasons to visit Baltimore this spring (or anytime)
    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...
  • Georgia getaways: big city, little city and small town

    Georgia getaways: big city, little city and small town
    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...
  • How to spend a long weekend in Boston

    How to spend a long weekend in Boston
    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...
  • Springtime for Charlotte: 10 reasons to fly there now

    Springtime for Charlotte: 10 reasons to fly there now
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Many a traveler moves through Charlotte; fewer stick around. For some, it's just a busy hub airport, visited occasionally while taking advantage of US Airways' often reasonable fares to other places. We know it as an important...
  • Georgia quilt museum envisions a gorgeous mosaic

    Georgia quilt museum envisions a gorgeous mosaic
    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,...
  • The Frugal Traveler: Greenville, S.C., offers great family travel value

    The Frugal Traveler: Greenville, S.C., offers great family travel value
    This South Carolina destination is large-dog friendly and offers a sense of Seattle chic in the South Atlantic with plenty of classic Americana thrown in for good measure. Main Street offers a scenic place to stroll, with a variety of shops and...
  • Impressions of an American in Paris

    Impressions of an American in Paris
    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...
  • The Frugal Traveler: Sarasota well suited to family and pet travel

    The Frugal Traveler: Sarasota well suited to family and pet travel
    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. -Parks: Multiple...
  • Counter history: Greensboro museum honors sit-in that changed America

    Counter history: Greensboro museum honors sit-in that changed America
    GREENSBORO, N.C. - One of the key battles to desegregate the South played out at a Woolworth lunch counter here on Feb. 1, 1960. Reason: Lunch was not served. Woolworth was a national retailer, and corporate policy allowed for managers to adjust for...