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Ghost town

posted: 11/19/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

The evening began innocently enough.

Travel in Europe: Sicily has many layers of history to explore

posted: 11/19/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

It may lack the Botticellis, Guccis and touristic icons of Venice, Florence or Rome, but Sicily still packs a punch. This island -- a little smaller than Massachusetts -- is home to some of Europe's most important ancient Greek sites, the most active volcano in Europe, and some of Italy's most intriguing architecture and tastiest food.

'Unsettled' explores exploitation

posted: 11/19/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Romantic images of cowboys and covered wagons, railroad barons and Gold Rush-era prospectors that typically depict the settling of the American West play only supporting roles at best in a Nevada art exhibit with a broader perspective on Earth's "final frontier."

Are We There Yet?: Prescott museum includes unique bicycle display

posted: 11/16/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

In the 1890s, bicycles were all the rage in Arkansas and around the nation. In the last decade before the Automobile Age began revving up, two-wheel pedaling had become a national pastime.

Larger than life

posted: 11/12/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The new Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium doesn't have just one multi-story mega-tank parading exotic fish species. There are at least three, and that's not counting the Bait Ball, a basement-to-second-floor, see-through aquatic sheath in which thousands of little herring swim around in what I can only imagine is abject terror while a handful of sharks circle them and sometimes glide through them.

TSA rule: Devices go in bins

posted: 11/12/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

What do cameras, e-readers, Game Boys, tablets, CPAP machines, DVD players and Barbie B-Books have in common? They are all electronics that go on vacation and must now join laptops in the security checkpoint bins.

Travel in Europe: Amazing trips begin with type of transportation

posted: 11/12/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Sometimes in travel, the journey is the reward. And that is particularly true in Europe, where travelers can enjoy special trains, buses, and boats that link destinations near and far, high and low, urban and rural, often through spectacular scenery.

Are We There Yet?: Diamond hunters shout eureka in Murfreesboro

posted: 11/09/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

The widely misused word "unique" is accurate for once when applied to Crater of Diamonds State Park. This 37-acre expanse in southwest Arkansas is the only diamond field in the world where members of the public can hunt for the precious gemstones -- and keep any that they find.

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