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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Door County tradition takes the stage at sunset

    A Door County tradition takes the stage at sunset
    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...
  • 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...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in chilled out Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in chilled out Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    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...
  • Travel postcard: 48 hours in Riga

    Travel postcard: 48 hours in Riga
    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...
  • For guys, there's the usual and then the unusual

    For guys, there's the usual and then the unusual
    "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...
  • Boston's JFK museum readies for 50th anniversary of assassination

    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;...