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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • The 21st century comes to old Munich

    The 21st century comes to old Munich
    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...
  • 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...
  • Going beyond downtown Portland for cultural sights

    Going beyond downtown Portland for cultural sights
    Not all of Portland's visual-art attractions are in the downtown core, but they're still easily reachable by foot or mass transit. If you're up for crossing a bridge over the Willamette River or heading toward the hills on the western horizon, you'll be...
  • 5 cool places on the North Carolina coast you won't find anywhere else

    5 cool places on the North Carolina coast you won't find anywhere else
    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...
  • Spirit of Norman Rockwell pervades Stockbridge in Massachusetts' Berkshires

    Spirit of Norman Rockwell pervades Stockbridge in Massachusetts' Berkshires
    STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The best thing about Stockbridge is the Norman Rockwell Museum. And the best thing about the Norman Rockwell Museum is its focus on American illustrators. This month, the museum showcased art from animators who created the film...
  • 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...
  • Palaces, Harry Potter sites and WWII reminders line Germany's Romantic Road

    Palaces, Harry Potter sites and WWII reminders line Germany's Romantic Road
    HOHENSCHWANGAU, Germany — I was driving along the Romantic Road when I realized a few things. For one, bombs cannot kill cities. For another, eccentrics sometimes create masterpieces. For a third, except for the plague and witch hunts, the olden...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SoCal Close-Ups: San Diego's North County more than just a pretty face

    SoCal Close-Ups: San Diego's North County more than just a pretty face
    Maybe you've always suspected that there was more to San Diego's North County than beach towns, rolling hills, expat giraffes and a walled kingdom of brightly colored plastic. But frankly, they had me at beach towns. I always figured the rest —...
  • Ft. Snelling: Citadel on a Minnesota bluff

    Ft. Snelling: Citadel on a Minnesota bluff
    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...
  • Taking the Kids: Including museum time on your next trip

    Taking the Kids: Including museum time on your next trip
    Wow! It's not easy to find a place that equally inspires kids and grown-ups, whatever their ages. Welcome to one of the most wonderful museums I've visited lately — The Musical Instrument Museum (http://www.themim.org) in Phoenix, Ariz. —...