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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hotel makeovers from around the world

     Hotel makeovers from around the world
    As we approach the end of the year, we tend to think about making changes. Think you can't change? These hotels did. Many of them started as one thing and wound up another. They may inspire you to the point of prayer, drink (water or something harder),...
  • 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...
  • Super Nola: Insider's tour of New Orleans

    Super Nola: Insider's tour of New Orleans
    NEW ORLEANS — One thing you can say about New Orleanians: They know how to punt. When the date for Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII was set, there could have been a loud gasp: It was scheduled right in the middle of the city's hectic Carnival season....
  • 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...