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Bleeding Kansas

LECOMPTON, Kan. – One-hundred and fifty years ago, the nation was on the verge of the Civil War and transfixed by the bloody fighting in Kansas over whether the territory would enter the Union as a...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Travel

Fear being stranded? An air travel primer

NEW YORK – The Northeast blizzard of late December was a reminder that bad weather can disrupt air travel even if the sky above your local airport is a clear blue.Airlines these days are more...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Travel

America’s music on tour

ASBURY PARK, N.J. – The Smithsonian hears America singing, playing instruments and telling its history through music.The Washington, D.C., cultural institution’s New Harmonies program will feature...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Travel

Scary thought: Hannibal as a vice president

By John PeelHerald Features EditorMost are footnotes to history. Have you ever heard, for instance, of Hannibal Hamlin? Dick Cheney made his mark, and you’ve undoubtedly heard the name Dan Quayle,...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

2011: Defining moments to rule

NEW YORK – Anniversaries, events, celebrities and the economy will influence travel in 2011, from the royal wedding in London, to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York.London is...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Travel

GeoQuiz says: It’s time to head south

By John PeelHerald Features EditorYou’ve come to the right place.You’re looking for a way to pull yourself out of the winter doldrums. Or you need a challenge to get you motivated. This is where...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2011 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

Can’t touch this: Travelers catch surveillance fever

“Don’t touch my junk” became a protest anthem against intrusive airport security screenings, thanks to John Tyner’s now-famous pre-Thanksgiving encounter with Transportation Security Administration...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2010 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

This week: Exposure, death and mayhem

By John PeelHerald Features EditorEveryone knows that the U.S. Constitution was created in Philadelphia. We’re all aware that the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 took place in Chicago.And you’ve by now...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Champagne in a chandelier

LAS VEGAS – The last major Las Vegas resort approved before the Great Recession will have to lure thousands of gamblers from established neighbors to survive.The $3.9 billion Cosmopolitan of Las...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travel tip: Don’t touch these junctions

By John PeelHerald Features EditorAt one intersection in Los Angeles, drivers are delayed a combined 27,144,000 hours annually.At an intersection in Chicago, it’s 25,068,000 hours.Waiting through...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2010 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

Preserving a Key marvel

KEY LARGO, Fla. – Fifty years after it was designated the first underwater park in the U.S., John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park looks much like it did when it was founded: Tropical fish swim...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Is TSA killing tourism? Some fliers staying grounded

With the economy slowly rebounding, 2011 was shaping up to be the best year for travel since the recession began. Prices were expected to rise only slightly, and people were making plans to take a...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2010 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

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