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  • Ponce recalls 19th century colonialism in Puerto Rico

    Ponce recalls 19th century colonialism in Puerto Rico
    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 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...
  • Touching Lincoln: 16th president spent most of his adult life in Springfield, Ill.

    Touching Lincoln: 16th president spent most of his adult life in Springfield, Ill.
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Top shopping destinations worldwide

    Top shopping destinations worldwide
    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!...
  • 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...
  • Maryhill Museum grows gracefully in rural Eastern Washington

    Maryhill Museum grows gracefully in rural Eastern Washington
    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...
  • 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...