By Myscha Theriault, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Travelers searching for a unique and affordable getaway will find lots to love on Georgia's Jekyll Island. Accessible for $6 per vehicle with entertainment options suited to literally every budget, it is one of the most cost-friendly destinations in the...
WASHINGTON - Do you have what it takes to be James Bond?
You can test yourself at the new exhibit "Exquisitely Evil: 50 years of Bond Villains," which just opened at the International Spy Museum. It runs through 2014.
The character of James Bond was...
NEW ORLEANS - Marine Lt. Leonard Isaaks Jr. was killed on Feb. 20, 1945, during the battle for the Japanese island Iwo Jima. All you really need to know about his death is contained in the painstakingly printed letter found on his body:
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...
By Melissa Ruggieri, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (MCT)
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:40 AM
LOS ANGELES - When Whitney Houston died last year, one of the first pieces of audio memorabilia that swarmed the Internet was the isolated vocal track from her 1985 recording of "How Will I Know." Trust us, it will simultaneously give you chills and...
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 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...
While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
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,...
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...
Most cruise ships passengers make sure they are out on deck for the arrival of their ship into Lisbon. Its setting is beautiful: it is the only European capital city on the Atlantic Ocean and sits on the wide Tagus River. As they navigate the river,...
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,...