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Sustainable Tourism on the Riviera Maya
Mexico's Riviera Maya is known for its gorgeous beaches, water sports and, of course, for its Mayan cultural heritage. Hotels, tour operators and local attractions are turning to sustainable tourism practices to preserve this unique area. Learn more about sustainable tourism on the Riviera Maya.

Sustainable Tours and Attractions on the Riviera Maya - Find Sustainable Tours and Attractions on the Riviera Maya
Not only can you stay in a Riviera Maya hotel committed to sustainable tourism, you can also plan activities around sustainable travel principles. Find out more about sustainable attractions and tour operators on the Riviera Maya. Page 2.

Profile of Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro, Tulúm, Mexico
Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro is a low-density ecological hotel on the beach in Tulúm, Mexico. The complex includes bungalows and a central, outdoor lobby and office space. If you're looking for oceanfront tranquility near some of Mexico's finest Mayan ruins and beaches, take a look at Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro.

Undiscovered France
While France can hardly be considered an

Alaska Travel
Alaska, the 49th state to be admitted to the United States of America, calls itself

Honor Our Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11
Veterans Day, November 11, is a national holiday in the United States. This holiday honors all veterans, living and deceased. Throughout the US, ceremonies, parades and special events pay tribute to our fallen veterans and honor the service of our living veterans. There are many ways to commemorate Veterans Day, and we've put together a comprehensive list to help you plan your celebration.

Visit the Battleship USS Iowa (BB 61) at the Port of Los Angeles
USS Iowa, the lead ship in the Iowa class of battleships, is an impressive 887 feet long. Designed to provide gunfire support in World War II, the USS Iowa served in the Korean War and the Cold War period. Now berthed at the Port of Los Angeles, California, USS Iowa is both a museum and a place to learn about the mighty battleships.

Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier is one of the most popular attractions in Alaska's capital. Easy to reach by car or bus, Mendenhall Glacier offers visitors the opportunity to learn about glaciers and the Juneau Icefield.

Visitor Center, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier's Visitor Center features enormous windows that offer a panoramic view of the glacier. Visitors can watch an audio-visual presentation, look at exhibits and learn about the Juneau Icefield.

Photo Point Trail, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier is one of the city's most popular attractions. Part of the Juneau Icefield, Mendenhall Glacier lies just 12 miles from downtown Juneau. Take a photo tour of Mendenhall Glacier.

Bergy Bits, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier frequently

Nugget Falls, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Nugget Falls rushes over the rocks into Mendenhall Lake. The trail to Nugget Falls branches off from Mendenhall Glacier's Photo Point Trail and takes you to the foot of the waterfall.

Bear-Proof Trash Can, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier may be just outside of Juneau, but it is also in bear country. Visitors will see bear-proof trash containers like this one near the Visitor Center. Using these trash cans for waste disposal helps keep bears away from the Visitor Center.

Visit the Battleship USS New Jersey (BB 62) in Camden, New Jersey
USS New Jersey (BB 62) is the most decorated United States battleship. After serving in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars and during the Cold War period, USS New Jersey is now a battleship museum in Camden, N. J. Learn more about this majestic battleship and plan your visit to the USS New Jersey.

Chapel Inside French Castle
Old Fort Niagara's Catholic chapel, part of the French Castle, is still an active chapel.

French, British and American Flags Over Old Fort Niagara
Flags of three nations - France, Britain and the United States - fly over Old Fort Niagara.

Cannon Firing Demonstration, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York
Visitors to Old Fort Niagara can tour buildings, listen to re-enactors talk about life at the fort and watch cannon firing demonstrations.

War of 1812 Garrison Flag, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York
The garrison flag that flew over Old Fort Niagara during the War of 1812 was captured by the British in 1813. It was purchased from a Scottish family in 1994.

French Castle
When the French established a permanent military presence where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario, they constructed a large stone

Dauphin Battery
The guardhouse and Gate of the Five Nations at Old Fort Niagara were protected by the five cannon at the Dauphin Battery, named for the French king's heir.

Gate of the Five Nations, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York
Visitors to Youngstown's Old Fort Niagara enter via the Gate of the Five Nations, named for the five member nations in the Iroquois Confederacy.

Antique Shopping in Essex, Massachusetts
Essex, Massachusetts, on Cape Ann, is best known for its top-notch antique stores. The town boasts over 35 antique shops within one square mile. If you enjoy antiquing, Essex makes a great weekend destination or daytrip from the Boston area. You'll find plenty of restaurants, nice places to stay and, of course, quality antiques.

Visit Woodman's of Essex, Inventor of the Fried Clam
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Visit the Battleship USS North Carolina (BB 55) in Wilmington, North Carolina
The battleship USS North Carolina (BB55), once an integral part of the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet, is now a museum, memorial and National Historic Landmark. You can visit this mighty battleship on any day of the year. Learn more about the USS North Carolina and plan your trip to this Wilmington, North Carolina landmark.

Profile of Fort Ticonderoga, New York
New York's Fort Ticonderoga was prime military real estate during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. The British took the fort from the French, lost it to Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys, then took it back again. Today, visitors to Fort Ticonderoga can tour the fort, visit the King's Garden and participate in a wide variety of tours and activities.

Visit African-American History Sites in the Northeastern United States
African-American heritage sites abound in the northeastern United States. From Maine to Connecticut, African-American museums, cultural sites and historic buildings abound. Find out more about African-American heritage travel in the northeastern US.

Visit African-American History Sites in the Southern United States
Throughout the southern United States,you can visit sites where the course of history changed because African-Americans stood up for their civil rights. There is no better way to learn about these contentious times and important issues than to visit African-American history sites in the southern US.

Profile of the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts
The Cape Ann Museum documents the cultural, industrial and artistic heritage of Gloucester, Massachusetts and the surrounding Cape Ann communities. In addition to permanent and special exhibits, the Cape Ann Museum offers lectures, walking tours, gallery talks and other event throughout the year. Plan your visit to the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Profile of Saratoga National Historical Park, New York
The American Revolutionary War Battles of Saratoga, won by the American forces in 1777, proved to be a key turning point in the war. Today, you can tour this important battlefield by car, by bicycle or on foot, and learn about the British and American strategies, troop movements and leadership.

Unusual Urban Attractions
There's more to visiting US cities than museums, shopping and walking tours. Unusual sights, extreme adventures and eclectic tours can make a visit to any city special. We've found seven US cities that offer unexpected, sometimes improbable, attractions, sights and tours.

Travel Blog Carnival - New Seven Wonders of Nature
The New7Wonders Foundation wants your vote. The foundation hopes you'll help select the finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature competition. 77 finalists

Duty-Free Shopping and TSA Regulations
Airport duty-free shops sell all kinds of products, everything from cigars to perfume to stuffed toys. And liquor, of course. I was surprised on my last trip

Travel Blog Carnival - UNESCO World Heritage Sites
I'm a big believer in the UNESCO World Heritage Site program. Years ago, when I lived in southern Italy, I visited Matera, known for its sassi, or cave

Elderhostel Changes Travel Program Name to Exploritas
Since 1975, Elderhostel has provided travel and learning experiences for learners

Gemini Capsule, National Museum of the United States Air Force
Space exploration fascinates me and always has; I grew up watching Gemini and Apollo launches on television and tracking the space instruments my father

US State Department Issues Thailand Travel Alert
The US Department of State issued a Travel Alert for Thailand yesterday, urging citizens to avoid nonessential travel to Thailand in light of this week's

Travel Like a Local: Explore a College Campus
There's something special about a college town. Every one I've visited has a unique atmosphere, and I've always been able to find interesting, affordable

Tips for Touring a Historic Ship
Touring historic ships, whether they be Navy ships or tall ships, can really bring history to life. I had no interest in the Spanish-American war until I

Travel Photo of the Week: Mount Vesuvius at Dusk
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Travel Like a Local: Newspapers and Radio Stations
When friends visit Washington, DC, I always tell them to listen to WTOP, my favorite local radio station. There's no better place to get traffic updates,

Travel Photo of the Week: Lambeau Field
If you're a football fan and are feeling the pain of the off-season, consider adding a NFL stadium tour to your next travel itinerary. Many of the NFL's

5 Ways to Avoid Travel Regrets
We all make choices when we travel. We choose one destination over another, one restaurant rather than the eatery next door. On occasion, we end up

Air Canada Suspends Flights to Mexican Resort Cities; Cruise Lines Reroute Ships
Air Canada has suspended all flights to Cancun, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta through June 1, 2009. The airline plans to continue service to Mexico City,

Can You Buy Travel Insurance That Covers MERS?
As of now, yes. Travel insurance providers have not yet declared MERS-CoV a known event. Should a regional epidemic or a pandemic be declared for MERS, the

Travel Photo of the Week: Red Rock Canyon, California
It's raining like crazy where I live, and on days like today I long to be in the California desert. Some people see scrubby little plants and brown rocks when

3 UK Travel Firms Cancel Trips to Kenya, Evacuate Vacationers
UK tour operators First Choice and Thomson flew approximately 400 vacationers back to the UK amidst travel warnings from the UK, US and Australia. According to

Travel Photo of the Week: Piazza Motta, Orta San Giulio
Two years ago this month, I visited Orta San Giulio for the first time. This delightful town is on the eastern shore of Lago d'Orta, one of Italy's northern

Remember
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer in the United States. Families and friends gather to relax and enjoy time together or to take a short

Travel Like a Local: Food Trucks
Once upon a time, food trucks were things you avoided on your high school campus, but no longer. Today, food truck chefs serve up tasty meals in a wide

When Is the Best Time to Visit?
Most people know where they'd like to travel, given time and money enough to do so. What they don't know is when they should go there. For example, Venice is

MERS Virus Reaches US; Second Case Confirmed
According to CNN, a second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been confirmed in the US, this time in Florida. The first case was confirmed in

Travel Photo of the Week: Gulaschsuppe
For me, trying new foods is part of the fun of travel. This particular bowl of brown liquid is actually gulaschsuppe (

Islamist Militants in Egypt Threaten Tourists, Order Their Departure
BBC News is reporting that an Islamist militant group has threatened foreign tourists currently in Egypt. According to news reports, the militant group Ansar

Travel Photo of the Week: Trooping the Colour, London
Visitors to London enjoy seeing the pageantry of royal ceremonies, such as the Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace. If you're lucky enough to be

Travel Like a Local: City Parks
Doesn't this look like a lovely place to spend an afternoon? This tree-lined trail is actually in an urban area. Forest Park, in Portland, Oregon, where

Frontier Airlines to Cut Fares, Charge for Carry-Ons
According to the Denver Post, Frontier Airlines will slash its fares and begin charging for carry-on bags, beginning today. Frontier is calling its new fare

Sculpture With a Purpose
This is a bike rack. And a sculpture. And a celebration. In fact, this piece of public art is one of 50 unique sculptures commissioned by Indiana

Travel Like a Local: Look for Weekend Getaway Destinations
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What Is a Safe Travel Destination?
Since the weekend, I have been following the sad story of the British couple who were attacked while their yacht was moored in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia.

Travel Photo of the Week: Pompeii's House of the Faun
I've had the opportunity to tour Pompeii several times over the years, and I have learned something new on every visit. This house, the House of the Faun, is

Travel Photo of the Week: Cape Breton Island's Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail draws visitors to Canada's Cape Breton Island every year. This beautiful drive takes you all around the island, through towns where Acadian

5 Reasons You Should Plan a Day Trip
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Infectious Diseases, Travel and You
BBC News is reporting that an Ebola outbreak in Guinea has killed 83 people. This hemorrhagic disease has no cure, which is why health officials are carefully

Travel Photo of the Week: Amsterdam's Canal Bridges
You, too, can take photos like this one if you take an Amsterdam canal tour. Amsterdam's canals are arranged in concentric rings (or partial rings),

Travel Photo of the Week: Genealogy Library Stacks in Fort Wayne, Indiana
My love of travel began with books and family stories. Long before I was old enough to plan trips of my own, I met relatives who drove from Wisconsin and

Are Third-Party Car Rental Websites Your Best Option?
It depends. Third-party websites such as Orbitz, Auto Europe and rentalcars.com offer quick and easy price comparisons, and most of us want to compare prices

American Airlines Changes Checked Baggage Policies
According to an email I received yesterday, American Airlines has

Travel Photo of the Week: Science On a Sphere
This image of the Earth from space is actually projected onto a sphere, using a data set from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),

An Outlet Sale Like No Other
If you're a Vera Bradley fan, Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the place to be each April. The Vera Bradley Outlet Sale is so huge that it is held in the Allen County

Travel Photo of the Week: La Brea Tar Pits
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Tips for Traveling With Prescription Medications
Most of the people I travel with must take some type of prescription medication every day. When we get to our destination, we haul out an assortment of

Protect Yourself Against Vacation Rental Scams
This blog post begins with a sad story. I recently learned about several families who were scammed by a group calling itself London Holiday Renters. They

Air Canada Suspends Service to Venezuela
According to BBC News, Air Canada has suspended its flights to Caracas, Venezuela, due to the safety situation in the country. Protests in Caracas and other

Travel Photo of the Week: Church of St. Jacques-le-Majeur, Hunawihr
This French church and the adjacent town of Hunawihr are surrounded by vineyards. Hunawihr lies on the Alsatian Wine route, and it's perfect for strolling -

Travel Like a Local: Grocery Stores
I shopped at this Italian hypermarket almost every week for two years. Every time I went, I had a mini-adventure of some sort. At first, I struggled to

Travel Photo of the Week: Auckland, City of Sails
I woke up to ice on the trees and raindrops falling from a dreary sky. Fortunately, it's summer somewhere in the world. I always enjoy armchair adventures;

US Embassy in Guyana Issues Security Message
According to BBC News, the US Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, has issued a Security Message for American citizens in Guyana. The Embassy has

Hotel Fail or Hotel Reality?
Yes, this is a tree in a shower. This particular shower is in a bungalow at Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro in Tulúm, Mexico, a low-density eco-hotel on an

Travel Photo of the Week: Monterey, Virginia
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US State Department Updates Travel Warning for Ukraine
As events in Ukraine continue to evolve, the US Department of State has updated its Travel Warning for that country. US citizens are urged to avoid travel to

US Department of State Again Updates Ukraine Travel Warning
The United States Department of State has once again updated its Travel Warning for Ukraine. In this update, US citizens are again urged to avoid traveling to

US State Department Issues Travel Alert for Russian Federation
The US Department of State issued a Travel Alert for Russia on Friday, warning citizens that they might encounter demonstrations and

Travel Photo of the Week: Oria Castle
Italy is a wonderful spring travel destination. The weather is pleasant during the day and the mosquitoes, which are the bane of summer visitors, are nearly

Lufthansa, Germanwings Pilots to Strike April 1
BBC News is reporting that the union representing Lufthansa and Germanwings pilots has voted to strike on April 1, effective at 10:00 p. m. Greenwich Mean Time.

What Should You Do if Your Rental Car Breaks Down?
A couple of weeks ago, I rented a car and began a 375-mile drive. All went well until I was on a New York State parkway outside of New York City and my oil

Just How Long Are Those Airplane Seat Belts?
Last year several airlines revised their policies concerning

Travel Insurance and Labor Strikes - What You Need to Know
Today I bought a travel insurance policy for my mother-in-law. I noticed an interesting set of lists on my insurance aggregator's website. Two of the lists

Rose Blanche Lighthouse
Rose Blanche lighthouse is only about 28 miles from Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, but it appears to be in an entirely different world. Painstakingly

German Airport Workers Plan to Strike Tomorrow
Deutsche Welle is reporting that Ver.di, the union that represents several classifications of airport workers, plans to go on strike tomorrow, Thursday, March

Travel Photo of the Week:Washington Monument
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World's Largest Bat
I was doing errands in yesterday's snowstorm when I overheard a woman say to her companion,

National Museum of the Marine Corps
I haven't met a museum I didn't like, but my weekend trip to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, was special indeed. This

CDC, the Zombie Apocalypse and Disaster Preparedness
Who knew? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are issuing guidelines on their blog for preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse. These guidelines are

Spirit Airlines to Charge for Printing Boarding Passes
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Travel Photo of the Week: American Flag Over the White House
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Travel Photo of the Week: Niagara Falls
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Travel Photo of the Week: Sensō-ji Temple Pagoda
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Eight Annoying Airline Fees
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Does Southwest’s New Boarding System Really Work?
Last fall, Southwest Airlines introduced a new boarding system. Passengers now line up by boarding group (A, B or C) and number (1-60) and board in

United Airlines Raises Fee to Change Tickets
Reuters reported yesterday that United Airlines has increased its ticket change fee from $100 to $150. The fee hike is designed to offset rising fuel

Take Your Own Food on Your Next Airplane Flight
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Travel Photo of the Week: Cowboys Stadium
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Are Hotel Stays Incompatible With Immersion Travel?
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Travel Photo of the Week: Travel Stress
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Travel Photo of the Week: Not Your Standard Cornfield
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About.com's First Travel Blog Carnival - Eye-Popping Travel Photos
Welcome to About.com's first Travel Blog Carnival,

Is It Safe to Travel to Acapulco?
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Eight Travel Splurges You Should Consider
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Never Forget
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Travel Photo of the Week: Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Rose Parade Drummer
I was born and raised in Pasadena, California, home of the Tournament of Roses Parade. (Tip: Locals call it the

Medicare and Travel: What You Need to Know
If Medicare is your primary health insurance provider, take a minute to familiarize yourself with the travel medical expenses Medicare will pay for and which expenses aren't covered.

Should You Visit an Up-and-Coming City?
Up-and-coming cities have much to offer visitors, including cultural and sporting events, excellent museums, historical sites and outdoor activities. Best of all, they're generally less expensive to visit than larger, more famous cities.

Midwest and South-Central US Travel - Midwest and South-Central US Destinations for Seniors and Baby Boomers
Planning a trip to the Midwest or South-Central US? Take a look at our suggestions for weekend getaways, daytrips and longer vacations in the Midwestern and South-Central states.

Find the Best Hamburgers in Bellevue, Nebraska
Nebraska is famous for its beef, and the Omaha area, in particular, offers an amazing array of hamburger restaurants. Three restaurants in Bellevue, an Omaha suburb, feature some of Nebraska's best burgers.

What Not to Wear on Your Overseas Vacation
As you pack your bags for your international vacation, consider leaving these stand-out-in-a-crowd items at home.

Wine Travel in Franconia (Franken)
Franken, a German wine region in northern Bavaria, has a cultural and culinary heritage all its own. Franconian white wines even have their own bottle shape. Learn more about visiting the Franken wine region.

Should You Pack Souvenirs or Ship Them Home?
Many travelers enjoy shopping for souvenirs, but finding the best way to get them home is another story. Should you pack them in your luggage or find a way to ship them home? Will it be more expensive to pay for an extra checked bag or to mail souvenirs from a local post office or shipping company? Our tips will help you decide whether to ship your souvenirs home or pack them in your suitcase.

Wine Travel in Germany's Mosel Valley
The Mosel wine region is famous for its world-class rieslings. Vineyards line the Mosel Valley's steeply-sloped walls. You'll find wine shops and wine bars in the towns along the Mosel River. Find out more about wine travel in Germany's Mosel Valley.

Wine Travel in Germany's Mittelrhein Wine Region
The Upper Middle Rhine Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area encompasses Germany's Mittelrhein wine region, historically known for top-quality white wines. Plan your trip to Germany's Mittelrhein wine region.

Wine Travel in Germany's Rheingau Region
Germany's Rheingau wine region is best known for its riesling wines. The Rheingau offers fantastic scenery, hiking trails, historic monasteries and a thriving cultural scene. Plan your trip to Germany's Rheingau wine region.

Wine Travel in Germany's Pfalz Wine Region Along the Deutsche Weinstrasse
Germany's Pfalz wine region is home to the Deutsche Weinstraße, the country's most famous wine route. Find out more about the Pfalz wine region and plan your own trip along the Deutsche Weinstraße.

Medicaid and Travel
If you participate in your state's Medicaid program and need to travel, you'll want to find out what Medicaid does and does not cover before you leave home.

Take Your Grandchildren to an Aquarium - Tips for Taking Your Grandchildren to an Aquarium
Taking your grandchildren to an aquarium is a rewarding, enjoyable experience. At an aquarium, you'll see huge tanks filled with fish from various habitats as well as small tanks that give you close-up views of seahorses, jellies, corals and more. We'll help you plan your aquarium adventure and give you

Take Your Grandchildren to an Aquarium - Tips for Taking Your Grandchildren to an Aquarium
Once you're at the aquarium, it's time to enjoy your day with the marine animals. Take a look at our tips for getting the most out of your aquarium visit. Page 2.

Cold Harbor Battlefield Visitor Center
Cold Harbor Battlefield Visitor Center is the best place to begin your exploration of this Civil War battlefield in Virginia.

Cold Harbor Battlefield
At Cold Harbor, Confederate General Robert E. Lee faced Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Although outnumbered, Lee's troops inflicted heavy casualties on Grant's forces.

Cold Harbor Fortifications
Cold Harbor has some of the best-preserved Civil War fortifications in existence today.

Bloody Run
Although historians disagree on the total number of casualties at Cold Harbor, thousands of Union troops were killed or wounded during the fighting on the morning of June 3, 1864.

Rifle Pit and Trenches at Cold Harbor
Cold Harbor Battlefield and Visitor Center are easy to reach from Interstate 295 in Virginia. There are several other Civil War sites nearby.

Senior Travel Photo Galleries - Senior Travel Pictures
Choosing a senior travel destination is easier when you can see where you're going. Our senior travel photo galleries can help you decide where to go on your next trip.

Mid-Atlantic US Travel - Mid-Atlantic US Travel Destinations for Seniors and Baby Boomers
Planning a trip to Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, West Virginia or Virginia? Take a look at our suggestions for weekend getaways, daytrips and longer vacations in the Mid-Atlantic states.

Bed in Kinderdijk Windmill
Millers in the Netherlands lived inside their windmills, usually in cramped quarters. See a photo of a miller's bed, taken at the Kinderdijk World Heritage Site.

Kinderdijk Windmill Mechanism
Traditional Dutch windmills use sails, cogs and shafts to turn a scoop wheel, which moves water to a higher level. See a photo of the inside of a Dutch windmill.

Kinderdijk Windmill Main Shaft
The main shaft in any windmill is the most essential part of the mechanism. See a photograph of the Kinderdijk Visitors Windmill's main shaft.

Photo of Spoked Wheel at Kinderdijk Windmill
This spoked wheel at the end of a windmill's tail pole enables the miller to turn the mill's cap so that the sails face into the wind.

Main Living Room at Kinderdijk Windmill
Millers were (and are) expected to live in their windmills with their families. See a photograph of the main living area at the Kinderdijk World Heritage Site's Visitors Windmill.

Photo Tour of Kinderdijk Windmill, the Netherlands
Kinderdijk World Heritage Site is one of the best places to learn about the Dutch water management system, which has been so successful over the centuries. At Kinderdijk World Heritage Site, you can view 19 working windmills and tour one of them. Take our photo tour of the Visitors Windmill at Kinderdijk World Heritage Site.

Windmill Scoop Wheel
The scoop wheel takes water from a lower level and moves it up to a reservoir or canal. See a photo of the scoop wheel at the Kinderdijk Visitors Windmill.

Hotel Fire Safety for Senior Travelers
As you check into your room, hotel fire safety might be the last thing on your mind. Fire safety considerations are important, no matter where you travel. Your hotel should have smoke alarms and a fire escape plan, at a minimum, and you should know what to do in case of fire at your hotel. Learn more about hotel fire safety.

Do You Need a Travel Visa – Travel Visa Information
Many governments require visitors to apply for a travel visa before their trip begins. Find out what a travel visa is, how to apply for one and which countries require you to obtain a visa.

Ride a Ghost Train With Your Grandchildren
If you're looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween with your grandchildren, consider taking a ride on a ghost train. We'll help you plan your ghost train adventure.

Ghost Tours and Ghost Walks in the United States and Canada
Haunted houses and tales of ghosts capture our imagination and provoke our curiosity. Are ghosts real? Can we see ghosts if we look for them? You can take a ghost tour or go on a ghost walk almost anywhere in the United States, and many parts of Canada also offer ghost tours. Find out more about ghost tours and see a list of ghost walks, tours, hunts and investigations in the US and Canada.

Can I Take My Pet Ferret on My Airplane Flight?
Pet ferrets are permitted on some, but not all, airlines. Find out what to do to prepare your pet ferret for air travel and how to look for ferret-friendly destinations and airlines.

Ebola: What Travelers Need to Know
The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has caused some travelers to reconsider their itineraries. Learn more about Ebola and find out whether travel insurance will cover you if you contract it or are worried about Ebola exposure.

Mosquito-Borne Disease Prevention Tips for Seniors and Baby Boomers
Mosquito bites are itchy annoyances, but mosquito-borne diseases are much more serious. Find out how to prevent mosquito bites and learn what to do if a mosquito bites you.

Overseas Travel and H7N9 Avian Influenza A
In April 2013, China announced that H7N9 avian influenza A, a disease formerly confined to birds, had spread to humans. Find out how this strain of avian flu might affect your travels and learn where to get information about H7N9 avian influenza A.

Glenora Distillery Photo Tour
Glenora Distillery, on Cape Breton Island's Ceilidh Trail, is North America's only single-malt whisky distillery. You can visit the distillery from late May through mid-October, or you can take our Glenora Distillery photo tour at any time of year.

Glenora Distillery Photo Tour
Glenora Distillery, on Cape Breton Island's Ceilidh Trail, is North America's only single-malt whisky distillery. You can visit the distillery from late May through mid-October, or you can take our Glenora Distillery photo tour at any time of year.

Alexander Graham Bell Museum, Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Visiting the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck is one of the highlights of a trip to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. Here you can see the inventions that made Alexander Graham Bell famous, including the telephone and hydrofoil. You'll also learn about his role in the development of the Silver Dart airplane, Canada's first controlled powered aircraft and the first of its kind in the British Empire. Take a photo tour of the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site Photo Tour - Visit L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada
Norse adventurers, including Leifr Eiriksson (Leif Ericsson) first settled L'Anse aux Meadows around the year 1000 A.D. Today, you can visit L'Anse aux Meadows and see for yourself the place where the Old World met the New for the very first time. Take a photo tour of Newfoundland's L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.

Fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Canada Photos
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site offers a glimpse into life in 18th-century New France. Visiting this historic reconstruction of a fortified town takes you back in time to 1744, just before English forces attacked the fortress. Take a photo tour of the Fortress of Louisbourg

Fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Canada Photos
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site offers a glimpse into life in 18th-century New France. Visiting this historic reconstruction of a fortified town takes you back in time to 1744, just before English forces attacked the fortress. Take a photo tour of the Fortress of Louisbourg

Photo of Wine Shop and Tasting Room, Pillitteri Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Wine tasting is one of the most popular things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Wineries abound, and they're staffed by friendly, knowledgeable people. Don't forget to taste icewine, the region's most famous specialty.

Photo of Picard's Peanuts, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Picard's Peanuts is just one example of the local food shops in Niagara-on-the-Lake. From farm markets to gourmet gifts, there's something to please every foodie who visits.

Photo of Queen Street Clock Tower, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
The Clock Tower on Queen Street is one of Niagara-on-the-Lake's best-known landmarks. The Clock Tower is actually a memorial to local soldiers who gave their lives during the two World Wars.

Photo of Prince of Wales Hotel on Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
The Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake features individually-appointed rooms and Old World elegance in the heart of eastern Canada's most charming town.

Photo of Shops on Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake's main thoroughfare, is known for its shops, restaurants and theaters. During the town's annual George Bernard Shaw festival, Queen Street is thronged with visitors.

Photo of Flowers on Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Niagara-on-the-Lake's Queen Street is known for its beautiful floral plantings. You'll find loveliness on every street corner in downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Photo of Queen Street at Dusk, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Queen Street is home not only to many of Niagara-on-the-Lake's shops and restaurants but also to two of the town's three Shaw Festival theatres. It's fun to stroll down Queen Street at dusk to see the shops, restaurants and theatres at their busiest.

Lower Lock Gates at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site
The lower lock gates at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site help to control the flow of water into and out of the lock. Although the lock is a historic site, it was opened to recreational boaters in 1998, allowing them to share in Canada's maritime heritage in a very special way.

Powerhouse at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada
When it was built, the Sault Ste. Marie Canal had the first-ever electrically powered lock. Electricity was generated at the Powerhouse, which was made from red sandstone that was excavated when the canal was built.

Photo Tour of Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, Ontario, Canada
Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site is not only a Canadian heritage canal, it is an active recreational lock that boaters can use. The Sault Ste. Marine Canal connects Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Parks Canada operates the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, which showcases the historic lock and its emergency swing dam, the only example of this kind of emergency dam in existence. Take a photo tour of Ontario's Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site.

Photo of Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site Visitor Centre and Administration Building
As the Sault Ste. Marie Canal was built, the sandstone excavated by construction crews was used to build this Administration Building, the Powerhouse and the Superintendent's Residence. The Administration Building still contains offices, but is best known as the Visitor Centre for the National Historic Site.

Emergency Swing Dam at Sault Ste. Marie Canal
This Emergency Swing Dam was used to temporarily stop the flow of water in case of damage to the lock gates. Today it is the last surviving example of this kind of emergency dam. During the winter months, the Emergency Swing Dam is rotated so that it stretches across the river.

Emergency Swing Dam Turntable and Steel Rollers at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site
This closeup photo of the steel rollers and turntable that support the Emergency Swing Dam at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site shows how the dam can be swung into position quite quickly. When the Emergency Swing Dam was fully operational, it was the first line of defense against catastrophic flooding.

Photo of Maid of the Mist Embarkation Area and Elevator Tower, Niagara Falls, New York
Visitors to the American side of Niagara Falls can walk out onto the platform atop the Maid of the Mist elevator for a spectacular view of Horseshoe Falls, then head down to the embarkation area on the banks of the Niagara River

Photo of Maid of the Mist Landing, Niagara Falls, Canada
The famed Maid of the Mist boats have carried tourists to the foot of Canada's Horseshoe Falls since 1846. Passengers can embark from the American side or the Canadian side of the Falls.

Photo of Journey Behind the Falls Taken From the Maid of the Mist,Niagara Falls, Canada
As the Maid of the Mist approaches Horseshoe Falls, passengers can see Journey Behind the Falls, a popular attraction on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

Photo of Horseshoe Falls and Maid of the Mist Passengers, Niagara Falls, Canada
Passengers on the Maid of the Mist wear colorful plastic ponchos to protect themselves from the mist and spray at Horseshoe Falls.

Photo of Horseshoe Falls and Mist Plume From the Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls, Canada
The best view of Canada's Horseshoe Falls is from the deck of the Maid of the Mist, which is why this popular Niagara Falls attraction has been in business since 1846.

Photo of Passengers Waiting in Line for the Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls, Canada
Waiting in line to ride the Maid of the Mist boat to Niagara Falls is an experience in itself. People from all over the world come to Niagara Falls and take a trip on the Maid of the Mist.

Woodland Indian Hamlet, Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland
The Yaocomaco people lived in what is now Historic St. Mary's City when English colonists arrived in 1634. The colonists traded goods for land and got along with their Yaocomaco neighbors. Historic St. Mary's City's Woodland Indian Hamlet shows visitors how the native people lived and worked.

Mathias de Sousa Marker, Historic St. Mary's City
Mathias de Sousa is believed to be the first person of African descent to serve in a legislative assembly in British North America. De Sousa came to Maryland as an indentured servant in 1634. A marker at Historic St. Mary's City tells his story.

Van Sweringen's Inn, Historic St. Mary's City
Garrett Van Sweringen came to St. Mary's City, capital of the Maryland Colony, in 1664 or 1665. An innkeeper by trade, Van Sweringen opened an elite private lodging house in St. Mary's city in 1677. Visitors to Historic St. Mary's City can visit a replica of Van Sweringen's inn.

Photo Tour of Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland
Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland, is a living history museum built on the site of St. Mary's City, the fourth-oldest permanent English settlement in North America. Here, settlers passed Maryland's Toleration Act in 1649, guaranteeing religious freedom to residents who worshiped the Holy Trinity and outlawing hate speech directed against any Christian in the colony. Take a photo tour of Historic St. Mary's City.

Brick Chapel
The latest addition to Historic St. Mary's City is the Brick Chapel, which was built on the site of the first Catholic church in Maryland.

Costumed Interpreter Onboard Maryland Dove, Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland
One of the highlights of a trip to Historic St. Mary's City is a visit to the Maryland Dove, a re-creation of a 17th-century trading ship. The Dove, which sailed to St. Mary's City in 1634, stayed at the new colony for trading purposes, while the Ark, which carried the colonists, returned to England.

State House of 1676
Maryland's first State House was built in St. Mary's City in 1676. A replica of the original building was constructed in 1934.

U.S. Travel Photos - Images of U.S. Travel
If you travel in the U.S., you'll see everything from deserts to glittering downtown boulevards. Let our U.S. travel photos inspire you as you plan your next trip.

"Jefferson" Cipher Wheel, National Cryptologic Museum, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland


National Cryptologic Museum Photo Tour
The National Cryptologic Museum at Fort George G. Meade chronicles the history of encryption and code-breaking. Visitors can see one-of-a-kind Civil War and World War II cryptology artifacts and learn about the Zimmerman Telegram, Navajo codetalkers, Cold War cryptology and, of course, the infamous German Enigma machine from World War II. This fascinating museum is a must-see for anyone interested in codes, cryptology and espionage. Take a photo tour of the National Cryptologic Museum.

Photo of Yellow Ribbon on Museum Exit Sign - Never Forget Those Who Serve
Any service member will tell you that the thoughts and prayers of loved ones at home make all the difference. The National Museum of the Marine Corps reminds us all through a simple yellow ribbon that those who serve are on duty around the clock.

Photo of Hue City Vietnam War Exhibit, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia
The National Museum of the Marine Corps' exhibits are startlingly realistic. This exhibit depicts the house-to-house conflict at Hue City during the Vietnam War.

Photo of Marine Corps Flag that Flew Inside the Pentagon on September 11, 2001
This flag was on display inside the Pentagon when an airplane slammed into the building on September 11, 2001. It later flew into space onboard Endeavour.

Photo of the World War Two Movie Theater, National Museum of the Marine Corps
This replica of a World War II-era movie theater shows films from the years when the Marine Corps fought in the War of the Pacific.

Photo of American Flag Raised at Iwo Jima, National Museum of the Marine Corps
The National Museum of the Marine Corps' most treasured artifacts include the two American flags raised on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima during the War of the Pacific.

Photo of Leatherneck Gallery, National Museum of the Marine Corps
The stunning Leatherneck Gallery lies at the center of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. It contains aircraft and exhibits commemorating important Marine Corps achievements.

Photo of Derna Plaque, National Museum of the Marine Corps
The Derna Plaque, now part of the National Museum of the Marine Corps' collection, was retrieved in pieces from Tripoli, Libya, in 1989.

Photo of the US Marine Band Exhibit - "The President's Own"
The United States Marine Band, popularly called

National Museum of the Marine Corps Entrance
The National Museum of the Marine Corps entrance features a walkway edged in commemorative bricks, a simple yet elegant doorway, and the soaring, iconic museum spire.

Photo of Timeline Exhibit, National Museum of the Marine Corps
This timeline ties together all the galleries and exhibits at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. It traces the history of the Marine Corps from 1775 to the present day.

Photo of Clear Water at Colt Island, Alaska
The water in Alaska's Auke Bay and Stephens Passage is amazingly clear.

Pulling Away From Auke Bay, Alaska
After you board your whale watching boat, you'll pull away from the pier at Auke Bay and head toward the center of the bay or toward the Lynn Canal.

Photo of Whale Blow in Auke Bay, Alaska
Looking for whale blow is one of the easiest ways to spot humpback whales. The blow of a humpback can be up to ten feet high.

Photo of Humpback Whale and Calf, Auke Bay, Alaska
Whale watchers count themselves fortunate when they spot a mother whale and her calf. In this photo, a mother humpback whale and her calf are swimming in Auke Bay, Alaska.

Photo of Steller Sea Lions on Buoy in Auke Bay, Alaska
Steller sea lions abound in southeastern Alaskan waters. This group is resting in the sun and swimming around a buoy in Auke Bay, near Juneau.

Photo of Steller Sea Lion Rookery, Auke Bay, Alaska
Male Steller sea lions gather on shore in a large group called a rookery. Only the largest, strongest males will mate with female sea lions.

Photo of Beach at Orca Point Lodge, Colt Island, Alaska
This private beach at Allen Marine's Orca Point Lodge on Colt Island showcases the best of southeastern Alaska - mountains, pristine waters and abundant wildlife.

North Portico at the White House, Washington, DC
The North Portico of the White House faces Pennsylvania Avenue. If you take a tour of the White House, you will leave the Executive Mansion through this doorway.

Holiday Gingerbread and Marzipan Replica of White House
If you are able, try to visit the White House during the holiday season. The towering Christmas trees, table decorations and window wreaths give the Executive Mansion a festive air. The gingerbread, marzipan, and white chocolate replica of the White House lends an elegant touch to the State Dining Room.

Tourists Photographing the White House, Washington, DC
Tourists typically photograph the White House from this distance. With advance planning, you might be able to take a self-guided White House tour - without photos, but with happy memories of a very special experience. Find out how to take a White House tour and see this view from within the Executive Mansion itself.

Springtime White House Garden Tour
If your travels take you to Washington, DC in the spring, find out when the annual White House Garden Tour weekend will take place. Find out how to get tickets for the annual White House Garden Tour, held each spring.

Photo Tour of The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, attracts thousands of visitors each month. They come to learn about D-Day, to find out about World War II from the American perspective and to experience the Museum's exhibits, 4D movie, oral histories and special events. Take a photo tour of The National WWII Museum.

Louisiana Memorial Pavilion at The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National WWII Museum's Louisiana Memorial Pavilion displays large artifacts from World War II, including a Sherman Tank, two Higgins Industries landing craft and four airplanes.

D-Day Diorama, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisisana
The United States and its Allies invaded France's Normandy coast on June 6, 1944, D-Day. The National WWII Museum's diorama vividly shows how many ships, aircraft and landing craft were used during the invasion.

United States Weapons and Uniforms, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National WWII Museum's D-Day Planning Gallery includes a collection of U. S. and German weapons and uniforms.

D-Days in the Pacific Exhibits, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
During World War II, American and Allied forces had to retake island after island from Japan. The National WWII Museum's D-Days in the Pacific gallery shows how the Allies struggled against Japanese forces and used naval and airborne forces to turn the tide of the war in the Pacific.

Oral History Exhibit at The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The collections at The National World War II Museum include personal histories of people who fought in World War II or worked on the home front. Some of these oral histories have become part of the Museum's multimedia exhibits.

Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National World War II Museum's Stage Door Canteen showcases live musical performers, including Big Band sounds and the vocal trio The Victory Belles. Reservations are recommended.

John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion at The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
At the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, artifacts from The National WWII Museum are restored in a glass-walled area so that visitors can watch the process. Currently, a torpedo boat, PT-305, is under restoration.

Use Walk Score to Choose Where to Stay on Your Next Vacation
Walk Score, a website and app designed to help people find walkable neighborhoods to live in, is a helpful trip planning tool, too. Discover Walk Score's features and learn how to use them to decide where to stay on your next trip.

Photo of Salmon Statue at Ketchikan Creek, Alaska
This salmon statue stands next to Ketchikan Creek in the city's popular Creek Street neighborhood.

Photo of Cape Fox Hill-Creek Street Funicular and Creek Street Shops
Creek Street, once Ketchikan's red light district, is one of Ketchikan's most popular attractions. The funicular takes you to the Cape Fox Lodge, at the top of Cape Fox Hill.

Photo of Creek Street Shops, Ketchikan
Creek Street's many shops are popular with tourists. You can buy a wide range of locally-made items, ranging from Native American art to hunting knives to candles.

Photo of Raven Stealing the Sun Totem Pole, Ketchikan, Alaska
Totem poles abound in Ketchikan. This totem pole, carved in 1983 by Dempsey Bob and Stanley Bevan, shows Raven stealing the sun, moon and stars from a tribal chief.

Photo of Chief Johnson Totem Pole, Ketchikan
This Ketchikan totem pole, carved by Tlingit carver Israel Shotridge, is a replica of the original Chief Johnson totem pole. It was raised in a traditional ceremony in 1989.

Photo of Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, Ketchikan, Alaska
The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in downtown Ketchikan offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the ecosystems and Native culture of Ketchikan and the Tongass National Forest.

The Arrival of the Conventual Franciscans and Completion of the Basilica's Interior
The Conventual Franciscans, who work in urban areas, rescued Saint Josaphat Parish from certain bankruptcy; their arrival ensured the completion of the church.

Restoration of the Basilica and Construction of the Pope John Paul II Pavilion and Visitor Center
Today's Basilica of Saint Josaphat has been lovingly restored and is considered one of Milwaukee's top sights.

Who Was Saint Josaphat?
Milwaukee's beautiful Basilica of Saint Josaphat is one of Brew City's (or Cream City's, if you prefer) top attractions. It's also a thriving Catholic parish. Take a photo tour of the Basilica of Saint Josaphat.

History of Milwaukee's Basilica of Saint Josaphat
Find out how Saint Josaphat Parish in Milwaukee began and grew.

Recycling the Chicago Post Office and Customs House - Into a Church?
The Basilica of Saint Josaphat was built of repurposed materials, salvaged from the Chicago Post Office and Customs House.

Construction of the Basilica of Saint Josaphat
Not every church is built with sweat equity, but parishioners and even the pastor helped construct the Basilica of Saint Josaphat in Milwaukee.

Visit the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson Museum pays tribute to an iconic motorcycle brand. Whether you're new to motorcycles or own your own Harley-Davidson, you're sure to find something of interest in the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Get to Downtown Attractions Using Local Circulator Buses
Circulator buses take passengers on a fixed, downtown route in a US city. Fares, if any, are low. Learn more about circulator buses and find out how to get information on circulator bus routes, schedules and fares.

Discount Bus Travel
Since the advent of Chinatown buses, discount bus lines have become a low-cost alternative to rail and air travel in the northeastern, western and midwestern United States. Discount bus lines advertise ultra-low fares, but are the savings worth the inconvenience? Find out more about discount bus lines in the United States.

Profile of the Milwaukee Art Museum
The Milwaukee Art Museum is a family-friendly museum on the shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. Whether you go on your own or take your grandkids, the Milwaukee Art Museum is a wonderful destination for art and architecture lovers.

Fraser Depot, Fraser, British Columbia, Canada
Fraser Depot, Fraser, British Columbia, Canada

GE Diesel Engine, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad
GE Diesel Engine, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad

Skagway River From White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad
Skagway River From White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad

White Pass and Yukon Route Historic Train
White Pass and Yukon Route Historic Train

Trestle Bridge on White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad
Trestle Bridge on White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad

Alaska' Sawtooth Range
Alaska' Sawtooth Range. Senior Travel.

White Pass Summit, Alaska
White Pass Summit, Alaska. Senior Travel.

US - Canada Border at White Pass Summit
US - Canada Border at White Pass Summit

View From Alaska's Klondike Highway
View From Alaska's Klondike Highway

Beauty Shop in Textile Building
Ladies in late 19th and early 20th century California wanted to look their best. This display shows a permanent wave machine and other hair styling tools on display at the Laws Railroad Museum.

Photo Tour of Laws Railroad Museum, Bishop, California
Although many California ghost towns are associated with the Gold Rush, Laws, located near Bishop, California, began as a railroad town and died away when railroad operations were shut down. Happily, Laws and its locomotive, the Slim Princess, were preserved as the Laws Railroad Museum. Take a photo tour of the Laws Railroad Museum.

The Slim Princess, Locomotive No. 9
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Laws Depot
The historic Laws Depot, built in 1883, was deeded to the city of Bishop and Inyo County in 1960. Today it is part of the Laws Railroad Museum

Agent's House
The 1883 Agent's House at the Laws Railroad Museum is one of the few original structures on the museum site. The Southern Pacific gave the Agent's House, Laws Depot, Locomotive No. 9 and some rolling stock to Inyo County and the city of Bishop for use as a museum after the rail line to Keeler shut down in 1960.

Whatchamacallit Machine
This contraption was built to fulfill several mining functions, including air compressor and winch. It is on display at the Laws Railroad Museum.

How Much Time Do You Need to Get to Your Connecting Flight?
When booking airline tickets, how much time should you allow between connecting flights?

Photo of Palace of the Community / Broletto, Orta San Giulio, Italy
The Palace of the Community was the center of government in Orta San Giulio until it became part of the Kingdom of Savoy in the mid-18th century. This frescoed building is one of the highlights of a visit to Orta San Giulio's Piazza Mario Motta.

Photo of Café at Piazza Motta, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Aside from the passeggiata, there's no activity more Italian than sitting at a sidewalk café with friends. Orta San Giulio has its fair share of sidewalk seating, including this café in Piazza Motta.

Photo Tour of Lake Orta (Lago d'Orta), Italy
Lake Orta (Lago d'Orta in Italian) is said to be Italy's most romantic lake. While the nearby lakes - Garda, Como and Maggiore - are larger and more famous, Lake Orta has an almost undiscovered air. Orta San Giulio, one of the cities on Lake Orta, offers beautiful views, a walkable historic center and plenty of hotel and restaurant options. Take our photo tour of Orta San Giulio.

Photo of Hillside Villa and Garden, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Lake Orta is one of Italy's lesser-known lakes, yet Italians have been visiting Orta San Giulio for many, many years. Villas and apartments cling to the hillside near the lake.

Photo of San Giulio Island, Orta San Giulio, Italy
San Giulio Island is about 1,300 feet from Lake Orta's shore. The island is clearly visible from Orto San Giulio. The Basilica of St. Julius (Basilica San Giulio) and a Benedictine convent are two of the island's most important buildings.

Photo of Piazza Mario Motta, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Piazza Mario Motta, on the shore of Lake Orta, is in the heart of the historic center of Orta San Giulio. Here you will find restaurants, cafés, shops and charming streets to wander.

Take Your Grandchildren to a Fan Convention
Fan conventions aren't just for teens. If you and your grandchild share an interest in SciFi, comics or another entertainment genre, consider attending a con together. We'll help you plan your fan convention experience.

Wine Travel in France
The first time I visited France, I fell in love - with the entire country. Subsequent visits just deepened my passion for all things French, particularly

Photo Tour of Rotterdam Harbor, the Netherlands
Rotterdam is one of the world's busiest ports. Taking a harbor cruise is a great way to learn about Rotterdam and the shipping industry. Along the way, you'll see many fascinating sights, including Rotterdam's famous bridges. Take our photo tour of Rotterdam Harbor.

De Brug Building, Rotterdam
De Brug (

Willemsbrug, Rotterdam
Rotterdam's red-painted Willemsbrug was built in 1878. Named after King William III of the Netherlands, the bridge has a span of approximately 1,043 feet.

De Hef Lift Bridge, Rotterdam
The De Hef Lift Bridge was built to connect rail lines in northern and southern Rotterdam. Originally a swing bridge, De Hef was rebuilt in 1927. Today, no longer in use as a railroad bridge, De Hef is a monument.

Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam
The Erasmus Bridge, built in 1996, is one of the iconic sights of Rotterdam. This immense bridge features a 456-foot pylon and is 2,625 feet long.

De Delft, Rotterdam
De Delft, when complete, will be an authentic reconstruction of an 18th-century warship. The original ship De Delft sank in the North Sea after a naval battle. This replica is being built by students and volunteers.

SS Rotterdam
Once the pride of Holland America Line, the cruise ship SS Rotterdam is now a hotel, museum, restaurant and convention space.

Euromast
The Euromast observation tower rises 607 feet (185 meters) above the city of Rotterdam. Here you can take in the entire city from above, enjoy a meal or even spend the night.

HMS Victory Guns and Gangplank, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HMS Victory was designed as a First Rate, 100-gun ship. In this photo you can see several of the ship's guns as well as the gangplank where visitors enter the ship.

Peter the Great Plaque at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Russian emperor Peter the Great visited the Portsmouth naval base in 1698. This plaque commemorates his visit.

HMS Warrior 1860
HMS Warrior 1860 was the first iron-hulled, steam- and sail-powered warship built for the Royal Navy. Today, this historic ship is one of the many attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HMS Victory is the world's oldest active naval ship. This famous naval vessel was Lord Nelson's flagship in 1805, when he engaged Napoleon's forces at the Battle of Trafalgar. Today, HMS Victory is the flagship of the Second Sea Lord and Commander in Chief Naval Home Command as well as a popular tourist attraction.

HMS Trafalgar Figurehead of Lord Nelson, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, England
HMS Trafalgar, commissioned in 1841, featured this figurehead of Admiral Lord Nelson.

Restoration Worker Onboard HMS Victory
In 2011, major restoration of HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar, began. This five-year project includes the addition of a fire suppression system and restoration of deck sections.

Photo Tour of Kinderdijk World Heritage Site
Kinderdijk's windmill area was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The site encompasses not only Kinderdijk's 19 working windmills but also the surrounding canals, holding basins and pumping stations. If you want to learn more about how Dutch water management works, take our photo tour of the Kinderdijk World Heritage Site.

Stone Windmill at Kinderdijk World Heritate Site
The Dutch used windmills to pump water out of polders and to manage floodwaters. In 1738, the Nederwaard water management district built eight windmills at Kinderdijk for these purposes.

Thatched Windmill at Kinderdijk World Heritage Site
The Overwaard water management district built eight windmills in 1740, right across the canal from the eight windmills of the Nederwaard. These 16 windmills, together with three polder windmills, make up the Kinderdijk windmill area in the Netherlands.

Canal and Pumping Stations at Kinderdijk
Modern pumping stations have replaced the windmills at Kinderdijk, and the first of these, the Wisboom station, is now a museum.

J. U. Smit Pumping Station at Kinderdijk
The J. U. Smit pumping station was built in 1971 and renovated in 2005. This impressive facility can move over 1,300 cubic meters of water per minute.

Bicyclists at Kinderdijk World Heritage Site
Kinderdijk World Heritage Site is popular with tourists and locals alike. Walking paths and bicycle paths at Kinderdijk get plenty of use.

Travel Photo of the Week: Vaduz Castle
Do you know where Vaduz is located? If you guessed Liechtenstein, you're correct. The Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein and his family live in Vaduz Castle,

Canal Bridge in Edam
Several canals wind through Edam; residents use drawbridges like this one to cross them. The center part of the bridge lifts to permit boats to pass.

The Edam Museum
The Edam Museum opened in 1895. It is housed in a step-gabled building that dates back to 1540. Exhibits include information about the town's history, antique furniture and a

Cheese Weighing House, Edam
The Kaaswaag, or Cheese Weighing House, was and is the focus of Edam's cheese markets. The building was constructed in 1778 and is still in use as a cheese shop and market headquarters.

Cheeses in Edam
Edam's famous cheeses are on display in shop windows.

Canal and Locks in Edam
Edam is a delightful little town in the Netherlands, long known for its famous cheese. Edam is close enough to Amsterdam to make a great day trip destination. Take our photo tour of Edam.

Photo Tour of Edam, the Netherlands
Edam is a delightful little town in the Netherlands, long known for its famous cheese. Edam is close enough to Amsterdam to make a great day trip destination. Take our photo tour of Edam.

Edam Town Hall, the Netherlands
Edam's Town Hall dominates the main square, or Damplein. The Town Hall contains the tourist information office, part of the city museum and the marriage office.

Arched Doorways in the Temple of Jupiter Anxur, Terracina, Italy
Underneath the Temple of Jupiter Anxur in Terracina, visitors will find a series of rooms connected by short, arched corridors.

Temple of Jupiter Anxur, Terracina, Italy
The Temple of Jupiter Anxur dominates the hill that overlooks the port city of Terracina in Italy's Lazio region. Built in the first century B. C., this temple was dedicated to the young god Jupiter. Visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the sea and explore the ruins of the temple. Take a photo tour of Terracina's Temple of Jupiter Anxur.

Terracina and San Felice Circeo From the Temple of Jupiter Anxur
Many people visit the Temple of Jupiter Anxur for the sweeping views. In one direction (pictured), you can see the city of Terracina and follow the coast all the way to San Felice Circeo. In the other, you can see to Gaeta and beyond.

Temple of Jupiter Anxur and Viewing Platform
If you visit the Temple of Jupiter Anxur in Terracina, you can climb up to the viewing platform and explore the corridors under the building's main floor.

Corridor in the Temple of Jupiter Anxur
Underneath the Temple of Jupiter Anxur, visitors will find this long corridor. It's still in very good condition after 2,000 years.

View of Wall and Pathway at the Temple of Jupiter Anxur, Terracina, Italy
Visitors to the Temple of Jupiter Anxur will find well-maintained paths and stairways as well as a few signs that explain how the temple was built and used.