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Tea and hidden treasures

posted: 08/30/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Victoria is unofficially the tearoom capital of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. And for good reason -- you can't take three steps in this pretty waterfront city without stumbling over a teacup or two.

Surviving bronzes on display

posted: 08/30/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

It's almost as if the dozens of exquisitely detailed, often perfectly intact bronze sculptures on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum disappeared into an ancient witness-protection program -- and decided to stay there for thousands of years.

Travel in Europe: Florence's riches pack historic piazzas

posted: 08/30/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Geographically small but culturally rich, Florence is home to some of the greatest art and architecture in the world. I've been there more than I can count, but with each visit, I'm reminded that I've barely scratched the surface of all it has to offer.

House that Teddy built

posted: 08/23/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

COVE NECK, N.Y. -- The big house has been a pretty lonely place for a while now. It has been 31/2 years since the public has been able to walk through Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt's sprawling family home near Oyster Bay on the North Shore of Long Island. In December 2011 the doors closed, most of the artifacts were shipped out and crews of workers moved in for a $10 million restoration. Strollers on the grounds have been able to sit on its big front porch or press their noses to the windows, but the house itself has been locked up tight.

TRAVEL IN EUROPE: 5-42-1 Edinburgh's Royal Mile a regal entry

posted: 08/23/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

There's no better introduction to Edinburgh -- the historical, cultural and political capital of Scotland -- than a walk straight down the spine of the old town. Stretching from a hill-topping castle to a queen's palace, this ramble is appropriately called the Royal Mile. Despite being crammed with tourists, it's one of Europe's best sightseeing walks.

Harlem is essential NYC stop

posted: 08/23/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Decades of black history have made Harlem one of America's most famous neighborhoods. It's also an essential destination for visitors to New York, offering art, architecture, restaurants, shopping and more.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Replica home celebrates eminent black publisher

posted: 08/20/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

A visit to the replica bungalow that evokes the boyhood home of pioneering black magazine mogul John H. Johnson's is totally a do-it-yourself tour.

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