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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ohio's Highlands Nature Sanctuary lures with gorge, wildflowers

    Ohio's Highlands Nature Sanctuary lures with gorge, wildflowers
    BAINBRIDGE, Ohio - Little-known Highlands Nature Sanctuary is a gem. The 2,200-acre preserve sits along the Rocky Fork Gorge west of Chillicothe in Highland County, 65 miles from Cincinnati and 50 miles from Columbus. It is a stunning wilderness tract...
  • Exploring culture, history, art along Tacoma's museum row

    Exploring culture, history, art along Tacoma's museum row
    TACOMA, Wash. - This may be the time to stop teasing Tacoma. The longtime home of the paper-mill-made "aroma" has blossomed into Seattle's cultural cousin to the south, with a museum district that just got a significant boost from the completion of the...
  • Tacoma's LeMay car museum honors the American automobile

    Tacoma's LeMay car museum honors the American automobile
    TACOMA, Wash. - The most important car in Tacoma's spanking new LeMay-America's Car Museum isn't the 1930 Duesenberg Model J or the ice-blue 1951 Studebaker that welcomes visitors through the lobby like a gleaming, four-wheeled family pet. It's the one...
  • Nixon birthplace turns 100 years old

    Nixon birthplace turns 100 years old
    YORBA LINDA, Calif. - One of Orange County's most famous landmarks didn't start out that way when it was built 100 years ago. In fact, the simple farmhouse was built from a kit Frank Nixon likely bought at a lumber yard not far from his property along...
  • From tap rooms to tea rooms, Oregon town satisfies a thirst for history

    From tap rooms to tea rooms, Oregon town satisfies a thirst for history
    THE DALLES, Ore. - Located along the Oregon Trail that brought 19th-century fur trappers and traders west, The Dalles claims 300 days of sunshine, perfect for the town's 21st-century pioneers who cater to boaters, kayakers, cyclists and anyone else with a...
  • Ancient mounds are essential Ohio historic sites

    Ancient mounds are essential Ohio historic sites
    AKRON, Ohio - Ohio is filled with lots of history. There are presidents (eight in all), Indians, a Revolutionary War fort, a War of 1812 naval battle on Lake Erie, the National Road and the Ohio & Erie Canal. There are figures from Annie Oakley and Gen....
  • 'The Arkansas Traveler' is what you should want to be

    'The Arkansas Traveler' is what you should want to be
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkanas is a state that many people may not give much thought about when planning their vacations. Often considered a "flyover state," it has much to offer a traveler in search of adventure, culture, or a natural refuge. Home to 52...