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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Foreign correspondence: Capturing the Arctic wild

    Foreign correspondence: Capturing the Arctic wild
    What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit. Florian Schulz, 36, is from an area near the Alps in southern Germany, but his...
  • 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 return to New Orleans and its delicious, affordable cuisine

    A return to New Orleans and its delicious, affordable cuisine
    NEW ORLEANS - On Bourbon Street, stout men in narrow-brimmed hats strummed loud music from bars on opposite sides of the street, battling for the attention of passersby. Neatly dressed touts fanned out from strip-club doors, urging men to step within,...
  • 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...
  • Alfred Shaheen's influence beyond the Hawaiian shirt

     Alfred Shaheen's influence beyond the Hawaiian shirt
    HONOLULU — That Hawaiian shirt you wore on Friday for casual day? You can thank Alfred Shaheen for that. Clothes may make the man, but Shaheen was the man who made the clothes — the fashionable ones created in Honolulu that elevated aloha...
  • 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...
  • A round-the-world trip -- all on airline points

    A round-the-world trip -- all on airline points
    KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic — We had been collecting frequent-flier points for years. My husband, Keith, and I thought that, yes, of course, we would use them. We would fly around the world. Business class. Maybe next year. Queen Latifah shoved...