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Bicycle tours offered at N.Y.’s Saratoga Battlefield

STILLWATER, N.Y. – Ranger Megan Stevens sets a leisurely pace as she leads about a dozen bicyclists along the paved tour road at Saratoga National Historical Park, scene of one of history’s most...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Experience nomadic life on Mongolia’s harsh steppes

DALANZADGAD, Mongolia It was lunchtime on the steppe in Mongolia, the most sparsely populated country on Earth. So when our driver spotted a lone white yurt in the distance, we stopped for a jug of...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

North Fork shows wilder side of Glacier Park

POLEBRIDGE, Mont. – The Blackfeet Tribe named the greater Glacier National Park ecosystem “the backbone of the world.” Use the park’s remote, northwestern entrance and the bumpy access road will...

DATE: July 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Birth of the Games

In the ancient Olympic Games, wrestlers could break the fingers, arms and legs of their opponents. The only thing they couldn’t do was gouge out eyes. Needless to say, the rules have changed since...

DATE: July 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Chicago freebies: Magnificent Mile and more

CHICAGO – It may be known as the Windy City, but cash need not go flying from your pockets when you visit Chicago. From the shores of Lake Michigan to the sidewalks along the Magnificent Mile, you...

DATE: July 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Artistic impact

SANTA FE The stories are as diverse as the artists themselves: Afghan women who have lifted themselves out of poverty through a cooperative that sells their traditional embroidery; a former cook...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. fascinated with Hatfields-McCoys feud

MATEWAN, West Virginia – More than a century after the last shots were fired in America’s most famous feud, the Hatfields and McCoys mingle peacefully in the mountains they call home, their names...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to travel 25,000 miles without a penny

NEW YORK – Michael Wigge left Berlin without a penny and traveled 25,000 miles to Antarctica, hitchhiking, bartering and working his way by ship, plane, car and foot, from Europe to Canada and the...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

50 years later, Seattle Center still evolving

SEATTLE – Fifty years after the World’s Fair inserted the Space Needle into Seattle’s skyline, the city is celebrating that anniversary by offering an array of new things to see and do at Seattle...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sand-sational

CORONADO, Calif.Like a Hollywood star, Coronado’s 1.5-mile-long beach literally sparkles, thanks to the mineral mica glinting in its sand.That’s one of the reasons why Coronado – flanked by the...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wild ride!

ORLANDO, Fla. The first phases of a reimagined Fantasyland at Florida’s Walt Disney World, the new Cars Land at California’s Disneyland based on the “Cars” movies, and Universal Studios Hollywood’s...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Having fun like kids, minus kids, at Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Disneyland is not just for sugar-soaked kids. Consider, all you grown-up women out there, going for a gals’ day out. That’s exactly what my childhood friend Joanna and I, both of...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

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