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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Homegrown heat

    Homegrown heat
    SAN ANTONIO, N.M — Rowena Baca was just a toddler on what she calls "the day the sun rose twice" in New Mexico. Shortly before 6 a.m. on July 16, 1945, scientists detonated the first atomic bomb just 35 miles from the dusty crossroads of San...
  • Walking the path of van Gogh's brush

    Walking the path of van Gogh's brush
    ARLES, France — It's not often people can walk in the footsteps of a legend, seeing the things he saw and experiencing life as he lived. When Vincent van Gogh settled in Arles in 1888, he entered a hyper-productive burst, producing works such as...
  • A taste of Hungary's history in Budapest's sumptuous coffeehouses

    A taste of Hungary's history in Budapest's sumptuous coffeehouses
    BUDAPEST, Hungary —American coffeehouses are prized for their quick service and fast Internet — ideal for people on the go. But a century ago, European cafes were places to linger amid Gilded Age opulence. Nowhere was this more so than in...
  • Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast

    Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast
    A disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections. PHOTOS: New rides at...
  • Travel postcard: 48 hours in Bonn, Germany

    Travel postcard: 48 hours in Bonn, Germany
    LONDON (Reuters) - Got 48 hours to spare in Bonn? This sleepy city perched on the banks of the romantic River Rhine offers history, culture, and beautiful scenery galore. Located about 30 km south of Cologne, the city of around 325,000 prides itself on...
  • 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...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Warsaw

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Warsaw
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Got 48 hours to spare this summer in Warsaw, the capital of Poland for more than 400 years? Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most out of a 48-hour visit. Located in central Poland, Warsaw is easily...
  • Amusement parks: Taking U.S. roller coasters for a spin

     Amusement parks: Taking U.S. roller coasters for a spin
    SANDUSKY, Ohio — As an amusement parks blogger, I have visited most of the big theme parks in Southern California and central Florida, but my roller-coaster résumé was a little thin when it came to the parks in between. So last summer my wife,...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Titanic Belfast

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Titanic Belfast
    BELFAST (Reuters) - Belfast in the 21st century is developing into a chic capital of culture, character and chatter built on a proud industrial heritage which includes the world's most famous luxury liner. A century after the sinking of the "unsinkable"...
  • Adventures on Tintin's home turf in Brussels

    Adventures on Tintin's home turf in Brussels
    Director Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" starts innocently enough — with Tintin, it always does — at a flea market, where the dauntless boy reporter finds an old model boat. But blistering barnacles! — as his buddy Capt....
  • Tasty Wellington, a place to be eaten up

    Tasty Wellington, a place to be eaten up
    From a sidewalk bistro table, the scene looked a lot like San Francisco: Victorian houses, cable cars, chalkboards scribbled with the day's organic specials, bohemian-looking locals wrapped in woolly scarves. But when the waiter asked me how I'd like my...
  • Hot spots to travel in Europe in 2011

    If you're looking for the hot spots in Europe for 2011, consider these, which promise to be buzzing in the new year: People who love the Italian countryside are always looking for new territory to explore. These days that means going south to Basilicata,...