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Discover Georgia's Barrier Islands
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Discover Georgia's Barrier Islands

Compared to its neighbors to the north and south, Georgia has a short coastline, measuring just 100 miles from Savannah to St. Marys. What really sets Georgia’s coastline apart from the rest of the Eastern Seaboard, though, is its spectacular barrier islands, most of which remain undeveloped and contain protected wilderness areas. Only four are accessible by car.

Ethiopia's new coastal rail link runs through restive region

Ethiopia's new coastal rail link runs through restive region

The timing is uncomfortable. One of Africa's best-performing economies on Wednesday launched its latest massive infrastructure project, a railway linking the landlocked country with a major port on the Gulf of Aden.

Tipping in hotels: What to give and who to give it to

Before you check in to a hotel, check out this guide to tipping from the experts. Tipping is a hot topic throughout the hospitality industry, particularly in the United States, where virtually everybody has either received or given a cash gratuity in their lifetime.
Embarcadero, Milwaukee domes on list of endangered sites

Embarcadero, Milwaukee domes on list of endangered sites

San Francisco's Embarcadero District, Milwaukee's Mitchell Park domes and Utah's Bears Ears area were cited Wednesday as being among America's "most endangered" historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington.
Paisley Park given 3-day temporary permit amid zoning snag

Paisley Park given 3-day temporary permit amid zoning snag

Prince's suburban Minneapolis estate and studio complex, Paisley Park, will open to the public after all this week, but only under a temporary permit while officials work out concerns about public safety and traffic.

Feds will shoot deer at 2 Maryland Civil War battlefields

Federal government sharpshooters will target hundreds of white-tailed deer at two Civil War battlefields in Maryland this December, launching a multi-year program aimed at curbing damage to forests and plants, the National Park Service said Tuesday.
Punishing travelers for complaining

Punishing travelers for complaining

It happened to Traci Fox. When she complained loudly that her airline switched her non-stop flight from Philadelphia to Frankfurt to a one-stop, she was assigned seat 26B — a middle seat in the back of the plane — despite her elite status.

What?셲 so special about the Acropolis?

Shuffling along, we had to carefully watch every step. The stone surface underfoot, so polished and shiny from centuries of visitors and inhabitants treading on the peak of this hill, makes it precarious.
Debate simmers over name of Devils Tower monument in Wyoming

Debate simmers over name of Devils Tower monument in Wyoming

When President Theodore Roosevelt designated the country's first national monument 110 years ago, the proclamation inadvertently left out a punctuation mark, and what was supposed to be Devil's Tower became Devils Tower instead.
Scientists: Endangered frog rebounding in Yosemite park

Scientists: Endangered frog rebounding in Yosemite park

A native California frog once on the brink of extinction is making an encouraging comeback in Yosemite National Park, raising hopes for amphibians like it worldwide that are dying off at an alarming rate, researchers said Monday.
Yellowstone National Park: Our best-and-worst list

Yellowstone National Park: Our best-and-worst list

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming — OK, I’ve been in the park longer than many visitors, so I’ll take the liberty of making a best-and-worst list: ——— WORST REASON TO STOP ON A BUSY YELLOWSTONE HIGHWAY AND BLOCK TRAFFIC: A mule-deer sighting.

Roula Allouch, civil rights advocate, on Muslims and travel

Roula Allouch, 36, is a Cincinnati lawyer and the chairwoman of the national board of directors of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, one of the nation’s largest civil rights and advocacy groups for the American Muslim community.
Theme parks crank up fright levels for Halloween fans

Theme parks crank up fright levels for Halloween fans

LOS ANGELES — Halloween is growing so big, it’s scary. To crank up the fright levels, Universal Studios Hollywood is employing directors and producers of creepy movies and television series to help create new attractions for this year’s Halloween celebration.
In London, a recipe alchemist

In London, a recipe alchemist

LONDON — If you want to peer into writers’ souls, the saying goes, you peruse their library.
On St. Croix, a restaurant twists Caribbean classics

On St. Croix, a restaurant twists Caribbean classics

Kallaloo, a mass of greens and okra, pork and crab, slow-simmered into a deep, darkly flavorful stew, is a dish usually best found at granny’s house — if you’re lucky enough to have a West Indian granny.
Sea World will debut virtual reality roller coaster

Sea World will debut virtual reality roller coaster

Sea World Orlando will introduce Central Florida’s first virtual-reality roller coaster next summer, retrofitting Kraken with headsets to give riders the sensation of traveling through the sea amid mythical and prehistoric creatures.

Motorcycle companies cash in on the adventure riding boom

Blame it on Ewan McGregor. Interest in “adventure” motorcyling, riding that involves touring hidden backroads with the prospect of exploring unpaved trails, has been warming up since the Scottish actor starred with his childhood pal Charley Boorman in the 2004 documentary “The Long Way Round.
Best of the Southeast: Places to explore by boat

Best of the Southeast: Places to explore by boat

You don?셳 want to travel like a tourist. You want to be in the know. In the AJC?셲 annual Best of the Southeast travel special section, we give you the lowdown on where locals eat, drink, play, relax, shop and discover.
Best of the Southeast: Explore Tennessee like a local

Best of the Southeast: Explore Tennessee like a local

You don?셳 want to travel like a tourist. You want to be in the know. In the AJC?셲 annual Best of the Southeast travel special section, we give you the lowdown on where locals eat, drink, play, relax, shop and discover.
Best of the Southeast: Explore Georgia like a local

Best of the Southeast: Explore Georgia like a local

You don?셳 want to travel like a tourist. You want to be in the know. In the AJC?셲 annual Best of the Southeast travel special section, we give you the lowdown on where locals eat, drink, play, relax, shop and discover.
Best of the Southeast: Explore Florida like a local

Best of the Southeast: Explore Florida like a local

You don?셳 want to travel like a tourist. You?셱e looking for hidden gems. In the AJC?셲 annual Best of the Southeast travel special section, we give you the lowdown on where locals eat, drink, play, relax, shop and discover.
Best of the Southeast: Explore beaches like a local

Best of the Southeast: Explore beaches like a local

You don?셳 want to travel like a tourist. You?셱e looking for hidden gems. In the AJC?셲 annual Best of the Southeast travel special section, we give you the lowdown on where locals eat, drink, play, relax, shop and discover.
10 colorful fall hikes in Washington State

10 colorful fall hikes in Washington State

TACOMA, Wash. — Washington is called the Evergreen State for good reason. Walk into the woods any time of year and you’ll be enveloped by green.
New Hampshire hotel is home to supersized cat

New Hampshire hotel is home to supersized cat

Guests at a hotel in New Hampshire can be forgiven for thinking a raccoon is lounging out front. The huge ball of fur on the sidewalk of the Best Western Silver Fox Inn at the Waterville Valley Resort is actually a fat cat.
Yosemite chief, facing staff claims of harassment, to retire

Yosemite chief, facing staff claims of harassment, to retire

The head of Yosemite National Park will retire after employees complained that he created a hostile workplace by allowing bullying, harassment and other misconduct — allegations that have been made in other national parks, officials said Thursday.
Universal Orlando unveils virtual reality Halloween show

Universal Orlando unveils virtual reality Halloween show

As you enter the dark set — an old library from the 1700s filled with ancient artifacts — at Universal Orlando Resort's new Halloween experience, it's obvious you're in for a creepy time.
Brew-ha-ha: Biking to breweries in Boise

Brew-ha-ha: Biking to breweries in Boise

BOISE, Idaho — You’ve got to love a little Kickstarter-funded brewery such as Boise Brewing, with a mezzanine where you can sip an IPA and play foosball while beer is brewing in stainless-steel tanks below you.
Union launches boycott of Trump companies amid Vegas dispute

Union launches boycott of Trump companies amid Vegas dispute

Union members are calling on the public to boycott Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's businesses nationwide because he isn't negotiating a contract with the more than 500 eligible workers at his high-rise Las Vegas hotel.
Pet driver safety goes to the dogs

Pet driver safety goes to the dogs

Is your pet safe in your vehicle? Probably not. Is having a pet in a vehicle a driver distraction? You bet.
Tequila tasting in namesake Mexican town

Tequila tasting in namesake Mexican town

Long before Spanish conquistadors marched into northwest Mexico to establish the settlement of Guadalajara in 1532, indigenous Nahuatl Indians had discovered the bacchanal benefits of fermenting the sugary juice of the sweet heart of a ripe agave cactus.

Washington Monument closed indefinitely over elevator's 'reliability issues'

The Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator. Officials with the National Park Service made the announcement Monday, saying that the elevator has "ongoing reliability issues" and that they are not able to determine the cause of the problems.
On St. Croix, a restaurant twists Caribbean classics

On St. Croix, a restaurant twists Caribbean classics

Kallaloo, a mass of greens and okra, pork and crab, slow-simmered into a deep, darkly flavorful stew, is a dish usually best found at granny’s house — if you’re lucky enough to have a West Indian granny.

This year?셲 TCM Classic Cruise will be the last

RLANDO, Fla. — It’s the final boarding call for classic films at sea. The sixth TCM Classic Cruise this fall on the Disney Fantasy will be the final classic film cruise, even though all previous cruises have sold out.
Iraq opens new antiquities museum in Basra

Iraq opens new antiquities museum in Basra

Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Tuesday with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years.
Travelers crave price transparency

Travelers crave price transparency

If the words "price transparency" don't make your eyes glaze over, then you're probably one of the hundreds of thousands of travelers who feel ripped off by a low price.
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