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Half a century later, St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with a new name and a skeptical view of western expansion

posted: 07/15/2018 2:10 a.m. Discuss

On July 3, one of this country's most recognizable landmarks was reintroduced to the world with a new name, a new museum and a substantial redesign of its urban landscape.

'Dali Triangle' more than melting watches

posted: 07/15/2018 2:10 a.m. Discuss

If the name Salvador Dali conjures images of melting watches and one conspicuous mustache but not much else, then a visit to Spain's "Dali Triangle" will not only make for a fantastic road trip, it will show that there's so much more to the renowned surrealist's work.

High tech Yosemite offers pass

posted: 07/15/2018 2:09 a.m. Discuss

The number of public lands and national parks offering electronic visitor passes and permits is growing.

Are We There Yet?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Swimming, hiking part of Lake Sylvia's charms

posted: 07/12/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

On a steamy summer day, a refreshing splash or swim is the best reason for visiting Lake Sylvia Recreation Area, a federal reserve on the eastern edge of the Ouachita range about 40 miles west of Little Rock.

TRAVEL: As the Romans do

posted: 07/08/2018 2:18 a.m. Discuss

A funny thing happened on the way to the Airbnb. As we dragged our suitcases along the cobblestones in the southern French city of Nimes, we saw a gladiator on a cellphone. The helmet-wearing warrior, looking straight out of ancient Rome, winked at my kids and kept marching toward the amphitheater.

Travel in Europe: Scotland's whiskies important part of its history

posted: 07/08/2018 2:13 a.m. Discuss

When I was in Scotland recently updating my guidebook, I came to a sobering conclusion -- this is a land of booze geeks. Some of my favorite discoveries have been inviting whisky bars and historic distilleries, run by people evangelical about Scotland's favorite beverage. When it rains -- as it often does -- the showers elicit a cheery "That's tomorrow's whisky!" from the locals.

Log cabins make tiny town cool

posted: 07/08/2018 2:11 a.m. Discuss

An innkeeper, a Swiss banker and a journalist walk into a restaurant here in Coolidge.

ARE WE THERE YET?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Museum shows us the way we were

posted: 07/05/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Some historical displays at Marked Tree Delta Area Museum are staffed by mannequins. Their presence aims to give a personal touch to portrayal of the past in northeast Arkansas.




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