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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.
  • Cruising the Danube through Hungary, Germany and Austria

    Cruising the Danube through Hungary, Germany and Austria
    BUDAPEST, Hungary — There's an easier way to see Europe than being crammed on a tourist bus or hustling hostels at the end of the day. A river cruise is one of the most relaxing and picturesque ways to view the wonders the continent, up close and...

    Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast

    Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast
    A disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections. PHOTOS: New rides at...

    Amusement parks: Taking U.S. roller coasters for a spin

     Amusement parks: Taking U.S. roller coasters for a spin
    SANDUSKY, Ohio — As an amusement parks blogger, I have visited most of the big theme parks in Southern California and central Florida, but my roller-coaster résumé was a little thin when it came to the parks in between. So last summer my wife,...

    Dark Harbor to turn Queen Mary into a nautical nightmare

    Dark Harbor to turn Queen Mary into a nautical nightmare
    Dark Harbor returns in October with a new haunted maze and a motley crew of morbid characters inspired by ghost stories from the Queen Mary’s haunted history. > Photos: Dark Harbor haunted mazes at the Queen Mary The Dark Harbor haunted event...