| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:50 AM
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...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 7:49 AM
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...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 11:30 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:56 PM
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...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:02 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — OK, you walked in the ocean and got sand in your picnic snacks. Now what?
There's more than beach to see on the North Carolina coast. Check out these one-of-a-kind attractions for a surfside side trip that's amazing, fun for the...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:43 AM
MUNICH — This is one of those towns that seems friendly but isn't.
It offers beer, but its heart is cold.
Personally, I like the real Munich better than the jolly stereotype. I like the incredible modern museums, the overly complex rules and...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 3:21 PM
EPHRAIM, Wis. — As the sun sets in a blaze of color over the waters of Green Bay, a few hundred visitors to Peninsula State Park intentionally miss the sight.
They're only a couple of miles from the shoreline, but their eyes are focused on...
| Sep 16, 2012
Begun in 1819, Ft. Snelling at the time was the remotest military outpost on the American frontier. (Now it's just a mile from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.) It was built to protect U.S. interests (read: fur trade) in this corner of the Louisiana...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:04 AM
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (Reuters) - A traveler's first stop in Borneo, the world's third largest island, should be Kota Kinabalu.
It's the capital of Malaysia's Sabah state, with nearby islands and forests, scrumptious seafood, tribal cultures and a...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:43 AM
RIGA (Reuters) - A city of the medieval Hanseatic league of trading nations with a mix of Latvian, Germanic and Russian cultures, Riga has a rich 800-year history and a vibrant modern buzz.
A trip to the Latvian capital is an opportunity to see world...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:43 PM
"What happened last night?" — a line from the hit 2009 film "The Hangover."
LAS VEGAS — As the characters in the quintessential guys-bonding-in-Vegas movie "The Hangover" discovered, Sin City offers a multitude of grown-up escapes that could...
| Nov 4, 2012
BOSTON — Major, sudden and tragic events create indelible images, mental snapshots that enable people, decades later, to recall where they were when they heard the news: the Sept. 11 attacks; the deaths of John Lennon and Diana, Princess of Wales;...