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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lower prices make winter a great time to visit the Windy City

    Lower prices make winter a great time to visit the Windy City
    CHICAGO - It's sleek, shiny and sensational. But let's add two more words to describe Chicago for tourists: darn expensive. On Feb. 1, admission to the Art Institute of Chicago jumped to $23 for out-of-state visitors. In the past month, a host of...
  • Whitney Houston exhibit captures many moments in time

    Whitney Houston exhibit captures many moments in time
    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...
  • Top 10 overlooked stunning buildings

    Top 10 overlooked stunning buildings
    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...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Lisbon, Portugal

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Lisbon, Portugal
    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,...
  • 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,...
  • '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...
  • Learn about Chief Seattle and his tribe at new museum

    Learn about Chief Seattle and his tribe at new museum
    SEATTLE - Anybody new to Seattle might wonder about the city's name. It's not like New York, named after a place in the "old country," or Madison, named for a dead president. Seattle is named for a peace-loving Indian chief - a little classier than...
  • Ukraine's Balaklava Bay base designed to get in the last shot of World War III

    Ukraine's Balaklava Bay base designed to get in the last shot of World War III
    SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine - For a place scripted for a starring role in the end of the world, Balaklava Bay puts on a pretty face. With its string of seafood restaurants and cafes along the waterfront looking out at prim sailboats and humming powerboats...
  • Girl groups sparkle at Detroit's Motown Museum

    Girl groups sparkle at Detroit's Motown Museum
    DETROIT - For such a little house on West Grand Boulevard, a lot of big things came out of Hitsville, U.S.A. That's often a challenge for the Motown Museum, situated in the cozy confines of the label's original headquarters, as it seeks to convey both...
  • Museum devoted to salt resides deep below Hutchinson, Kan.

    Museum devoted to salt resides deep below Hutchinson, Kan.
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. - We descended into the belly of the Earth. "It's going to take us just a couple of minutes to go underground. Does anybody have a problem going down in the dark?" our cheerful guide asked. "Yes!" I screamed in my head. But I said...