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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Seeking roots in Europe's emigration museums

    When traveling to Europe, I sometimes crank up the voice of my grandmother telling stories of her journey from Norway to Canada. The boat ride was miserable. The only thing she could keep down was beer -- she became a teetotaler the day she saw the Statue of Liberty. Having entered North America like a bad traveler -- not speaking the language, packing too much luggage and not enough money -- she navigated the immigrants' road to Edmonton, Alberta, where she eventually met her Norwegian husband.
  • 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...

    Seneca Rocks is a West Virginia landmark with rich climbing history

    Seneca Rocks is a West Virginia landmark with rich climbing history
    SENECA ROCKS, W.Va. - It is hard to miss Seneca Rocks. It is a giant slab of bare white sandstone with sheer cliffs, towering 900 feet above the surrounding valley in the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia's eastern panhandle. It is one of the most...

    Kyoto mixes modern and ancient with success

    Kyoto mixes modern and ancient with success
    KYOTO, Japan — The videos fill up space on YouTube, the photos running for page after page on Google Images. Japan as a place of death and destruction, massive brown-blue waves, shaking high-rises, collapsed cities. The earthquake in March 2011 has...

    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...