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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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),...
  • SoCal Close-Ups: A date with the Coachella Valley

    SoCal Close-Ups: A date with the Coachella Valley
    Sure, you could go to the beach again. Or you could turn your back on the Pacific and head instead for a desert land of date shakes and camel races, jumbo windmills and creationist dinosaurs, native palms and gay parties, mountain views and midcentury...
  • The secret is out in Oak Ridge

    The secret is out in Oak Ridge
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The poster's hush-hush tone said it all: "What you see here, what you do here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here." Here in the rolling hills of eastern Tennessee, America built one of three secret cities...
  • 10 European attractions off the beaten path

    Headed for Europe? See the great capitals and famous museums, of course. But then take the unbeaten path. Avebury, England: Never mind Stonehenge. Avebury, about 20 miles north, is one of the best — and eeriest — Neolithic monuments in...
  • Do fence me in

    Do fence me in
    Sitting along a lonely stretch of highway in the Texas Panhandle, McLean isn't so small that you'd miss this hamlet in the blink of an eye. It would take probably five or six blinks to blow through this town, which has never recovered from being bypassed...
  • Galapagos wildlife captures travelers' curiosity

    Galapagos wildlife captures travelers' curiosity
    One thing above all draws the curious, the adventurous and those who love nature to these rough-hewn volcanic islands 600 miles west of Ecuador: the animals. They swim. They fly. They lounge. They lumber. Sometimes, they do more. Naturalist Klaus Fielsch...
  • Passion and faith in Oberammergau, Germany

    Passion and faith in Oberammergau, Germany
    Villages in the Bavarian Alps go to sleep early on summer nights. Silence rolls down from the mountaintops along with an eiderdown blanket of fog. A cowbell chimes. A few lights flicker, then go out. But not this summer in Oberammergau, about 50 miles...
  • Where to stay when visiting Yosemite

    Where to stay when visiting Yosemite
    With more than 4 million people visiting Yosemite National Park last year — and that number expected to increase this year — it's no wonder lodging inside the park is snatched up quickly. "We typically sell out during the summer season,"...
  • 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,...
  • New Orleans' French Quarter: A novel place, still

    New Orleans' French Quarter: A novel place, still
    Despite its name, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" isn't a play so much about a geographic destination — Desire Street — as a place in the heart. In the Crescent City, both perspiration and sensuality still ooze from the pores,...
  • A picturesque time at the Impressionist Normandy Festival

    A picturesque time at the Impressionist Normandy Festival
    Last spring in the Paris Metro, I paused to admire a colorful advertisement for the Impressionist Normandy Festival, a celebration of the region's role in the Impressionist painting movement. My brother Davey, an art history major at Connecticut College,...