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Hard history: Mississippi museums explore slavery, Klan era

JACKSON, Miss. – In the 1950s and ’60s, segregationist whites waved Confederate flags and slapped defiant bumper stickers on cars declaring Mississippi “the most lied about state in the Union.”...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

After the lights dim, Rockefeller Center Christmas trees still give

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Old Rockefeller Center Christmas trees never really die, they just get built into the wall frames and floor supports of affordable homes. For the past decade, the ornament-laden...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Taliesin West: A magnet for fans of architect Frank Lloyd Wright

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Each year when the sizzling temperatures finally dipped in the southern Arizona desert, architect Frank Lloyd Wright and a small band of young apprentices would start the...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

A Trump slump? International visitors to U.S. down 4%

Has the Trump slump that the travel industry warned about finally hit? The number of international visitors arriving in the United States declined nearly 4 percent in the first six months of this...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to handle traveling in the age of ‘permanxiety’

NEW YORK – Travel involves a lot of conflicting emotions. You’re excited about your trip, looking forward to relaxing, reconnecting with loved ones or sightseeing. Then there’s the other side of...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Check in, help out: Socially conscious hotels give back to the community

You don’t have to be a full-on voluntourist to give back while traveling. Today, philanthropy may be as simple as booking a certain hotel or using a particular travel site. Altruism is becoming...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai is offering thrill-seekers a new way to see its dazzling skyscrapers: On one of the world’s longest zip lines. The 558-foot-high XLine opens this week in Dubai’s...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Even procrastinators can find deals on holiday travel

DALLAS – So you polished off the pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, watched Black Friday and Cyber Monday come and go, and now – just now – you’re thinking that it might be time to make your Christmas...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Ruins at risk: Peru’s urban growth threatens to erase pre-colonial sites

LIMA, Peru – From her small home near two golf courses and three slums, Gianina Rojas gazes up at a crumbling adobe pyramid, remnants of the vast Inca empire that flourished more than six centuries...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Miami’s iconic offshore Stiltsville survived Hurricane Irma

MIAMI – Stiltsville, a stubborn relic of Miami’s less-glitzy past as a sun-soaked outpost, survived Hurricane Irma’s brutal winds and waves, much to the surprise of the landmark’s caretakers and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Trees, lights, holiday magic: Christmas events and displays around U.S.

NEW YORK – Destinations around the U.S. are dressing up for Christmas with trees, lights and holiday magic. Here’s a look at a few events, displays and other attractions. New York City The city’s...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Earn your drink at these incredibly hard-to-reach bars

If you crave more than a generic corner pub or bar, don your explorer’s hat and quench your thirst at these spots – which happen to be located in the farthest-flung corners of the world. Should you...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel