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With dark days behind it, Greenville, S.C., springs to life

A river ran through it. Falls, too. But nobody noticed. Now the Reedy River Falls, and the park that surrounds it and the suspension bridge that ...

Harlem offers lively mix of old and new

Take a walk on 125th Street. Check out the Apollo Theater marquee, the latest exhibit at the Studio Museum, the patio dinner crowd on Lenox ...

6 tips for enjoying a summer rental

These tips will help you enjoy your beach house or mountain cabin rental: Linens: "Bring towels" seems obvious, but remember kitchen towels and a bath ...

Industrial museum opens in former Pennsylvania steel plant

A long-delayed industrial museum in a shuttered Pennsylvania steel plant has finally blown the factory whistle and opened the punch clock for visitors, after nearly ...

6 ways you can get booted from your airplane seat

It's in their contracts of carriage: When you buy an airfare, airlines do not "guarantee" a particular seat, schedule or flight. And airlines can be ...

In San Francisco, a great urban park to plant your family in

A superb playground and carousel, carnivorous plants, paddle-boat rides beside paddling ducks, a simple wooden structure that delights both children and adults for big, wonderful ...

Travel briefs: Museum devoted to surrealist Dali becomes reality

Museum devoted to surrealist Dali becomes reality The late artist Salvador Dali has a new museum devoted to his works in Monterey, Calif. The ...

Find peace with a paddle in Michigan's Les Cheneaux islands

Jessie Hadley knows the Les Cheneaux inside out — its islands, its secrets, its secret marshes. "The Les Cheneaux is an opaque place," says Hadley, owner ...

Drive the northern Oregon coast: Haystack rocks, giant dunes, fresh seafood

One round-trip ticket to Portland. One rental car, pointed west. And one tank of gas. Start with these elements, then stretch them across four days and ...

Visiting Rio for the Olympics? Get your Portuguese ready

RIO DE JANEIRO — If English is the language of world commerce, Brazil hasn't gotten the memo — only a small fraction of its 200 ...

Travel briefs: Route 66 gaining solar panels, new subway cars in NYC

Route 66 gaining solar panels and charging stations Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs ...

Cuyahoga Valley, a national park in Cleveland's backyard

It's America's 11th most-visited national park, but it's also a place many people have never heard of: Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Nearly 2.3 ...

5 ways family outings can engage all 5 senses

Travel offers the potential for a sensory feast. On your next trip, encourage family members to do more than just see the sights. Here are ...

'Walking Dead' is one of the new attractions at Southern California theme parks

Playing dead is not as easy as it sounds. That was demonstrated when about 20 actors, hired to play zombies for a new Universal Studios Hollywood ...

Brewery visits show different sides of vacation spots

Every travel itinerary for Bob Parker includes at least two addresses — his hotel and the nearest brewery. "My primary interest is just in trying ...

Steamboat Springs, Colo.: Not just a winter playground

Skiers in Colorado thrive during winter on Steamboat Springs' trademarked dry "Champagne powder" snow, but outdoor pursuits on mild summer days can rival those mountain ...

Elevated park opens overlooking 9/11 memorial

An elevated park that offers a new view to visitors at the World Trade Center has opened. It was built atop a security center that ...

Mountain biker likely collided with bear before fatal mauling

HELENA, Mont. — Montana wildlife officials say a 38-year-old mountain biker who was killed by a bear riding just outside Glacier National Park likely collided ...

Upstate N.Y.'s Fort Ticonderoga offers more bang for buck

Fort Ticonderoga has educated and entertained visitors for decades with exhibits, fife-and-drum performances and cannon and musket demonstrations. Now the historic site overlooking Lake Champlain ...

Rockland, Maine: Coastal scenery, the arts and good food

Every town in mid-coast Maine has its charms and attractions. Freeport is the place for shopping at outlet stores and the legendary L.L. Bean. For ...