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Richmond revelation

posted: 05/20/2018 1:57 a.m. Discuss

I owe Richmond, Va., an apology. Countless times, I've zipped past the exits for this capital city, a place not quite far enough from Washington, D.C., for a pit stop on a road trip, and not quite close enough for a meal. I ran out of excuses. I pulled off Interstate 95 and entered Richmond for the first time.

Old West on display in Florida

posted: 05/20/2018 1:55 a.m. Discuss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When you think of Florida, the colored stone walls of the Grand Canyon don't come to mind. Neither do cowboys, wolves or American Indian silver-and-turquoise jewelry.

Travel in Europe: Royal aficionados have field day visiting castles

posted: 05/20/2018 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Chances are you weren't invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle taking place at Windsor Castle -- neither was I -- but that doesn't mean you can't visit the place where it happened, or other royal residences in Great Britain. In addition to Windsor Castle, London's Kensington, Buckingham and Hampton Court palaces -- and the more remote Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands -- are great places to put yourself in royal shoes for a day.

MECCA for music

posted: 05/13/2018 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Tine Thing Helseth, a 30-year-old Norwegian trumpeter, had just made her Carnegie Hall main stage debut with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Now she stood center stage, applause resounding around her, a surprise up her sleeve.

TRAVEL IN EUROPE: Exploring less touristy areas around Berlin

posted: 05/13/2018 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Berliners joke that they don't need to travel anywhere because their city's always changing. While you could spend weeks in Berlin and not run out of things to do, even the natives like to get out of town once in a while. Recently I tried out three easy day trips from the German capital.

Writer's son writes guide for Europe

posted: 05/13/2018 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Andy Steves grew up traveling with his dad, Rick Steves, the well-known guidebook writer, tour operator and PBS show host.




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