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Montreal's Mont-Royal
Mont-Royal, the hill that rises above downtown Montreal, is an extremely popular park. On Mont-Royal, you can enjoy miles of hiking trails, walking and cycling paths and grassy picnic areas. Of course, you can also take in panoramic views of the city below. Take our photo tour of Mont-Royal.

Walk, Ride or Jog Up Mont-Royal
There are several ways to get to the top of Montreal's Mont-Royal. You can take a public bus, drive your car, or go on foot. Bicycles are permitted on this road, Chemin Olmsted.

Lac aux Castors at Mont-Royal
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Mont-Royal Hiking Trail
Montreal's Mont-Royal is covered with hiking trails, some of which are quite steep. Park visitors can explore the entire hilltop, stopping at lookout points and park facilities along the way.

Nueva Vida de Ramiro Bungalows, Tulúm, Riviera Maya, Mexico - Photo Tour of Nueva Vida de Ramiro Bungalows
Nueva Vida de Ramiro calls itself a

Undiscovered France
While France can hardly be considered an

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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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.

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.

Lunch in Liechtenstein
Many visitors to Europe drive right past Liechtenstein, perhaps because they are trying to get to their destination or because they simply don't realize how close they are to the world's sixth-smallest country. With a bit of advance planning, it's relatively easy to stop for lunch in Liechtenstein and learn something about this tiny landlocked nation.

Photo Tour of Amsterdam's Canals
No trip to Amsterdam would be complete without a boat tour of the city's many canals. The canals are so important to Amsterdam's history and economic development that they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Take a photo tour of Amsterdam's canals.

Amsterdam Bridge and Bicycles
Many people in Amsterdam travel by bicycle. The city's bike lanes and bicycle lots are very busy on weekdays. On a canal tour of Amsterdam, you can watch cyclists navigate the streets and see where hundreds of locals park their bikes.

Amsterdam's Concentric Canals
Nearly every Amsterdam canal tour boat will stop in a place where you can photograph a series of bridges. Amsterdam's historic canal district encompasses a series of concentric canals that form ever-wider arcs through the old city.

Amsterdam Houseboats
Houseboats line Amsterdam's canals. Visitors can learn about life on houseboats at the Houseboat Museum or even stay in a houseboat themselves.

Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
Your Amsterdam canal tour will probably include a glimpse of the Anne Frank House, where the famous World War II teen diarist and her family hid from the Nazis.

Undiscovered Ireland
Ireland is known for its natural beauty, friendly people and Celtic heritage. Even in this relatively small country, you can still visit places that many tourists ignore. Find out more about five places in Ireland that will take you off the tourist trail.

The Best of Rome, Italy
Rome's art, churches and ancient buildings draw thousands of visitors every year. If you're headed to Rome, Italy, for your vacation, take a look at our list of favorite sights and attractions in the Eternal City.

Visit Italy's Via Appia Antica, the Ancient Appian Way
The ancient Appian Way connected Rome with the city of Capua and, later, the eastern port city of Brindisi. Parts of this historic Roman road have lasted for 2,300 years. Find out how to visit the Via Appia Antica and see photos of this famous road.

Ancient Roman Mile Marker on the Appian Way, Formia, Italy
The ancient Romans erected mile markers along their roads so that travelers would know how far it was to the next town or place to stay. This Roman milestone is on the outskirts of Formia, in the Lazio region of Italy.

Ancient Appian Way Near Itri, Lazio, Italy
The Monti Aurunci Natural Park, which encompasses areas in and around Itri, Fondi, Formia and Gaeta in Italy's Lazio region, includes a large section of the ancient Appian Way. If you visit the park, you can hike or bike along Rome's most famous ancient road, the Via Appia Antica, or Appian Way.

The Appian Way in Rome and Beyond
The Appian Way begins in Rome, at Porta San Sebastiano. Drive through this historic gate to begin your journey along the Appian Way, and follow the modern S. S. 7, the Via Appia Nuova, to Capua.

Serapo Beach, Gaeta
Gaeta's Serapo Beach draws visitors from all over Italy. During the summer, the roads into Gaeta are jammed with day-trippers eager to spend the day relaxing on the sand.

Gaeta and the Gulf of Gaeta
Gaeta's beautiful beaches, historic churches and delightful historic center make this southern Italian town stopover-worthy. Take a photo tour of Gaeta, Italy.

Historic Gaeta
Gaeta's historic city center is a delightful place to explore. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a road that runs along the shore, perfect for walking.

Church of Saint Francis, Gaeta
Frederick II of Hohenstaufen built the Church of Saint Francis in Gaeta, Italy. The church is one of the most noticeable buildings in Gaeta's historic district.

Church of the Holy Annunciation
The Church of the Holy Annunciation (Santuario Della Santissima Annunziata) dates from the 14th century. It is the site where Pope Pius IX determined to formally promulgate the Roman Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception

Gaeta Alley, Italy
Gaeta's historic center includes many buildings that date back to medieval times. The tiny alleys that separate them are a delight to explore.

Italy's Undiscovered Towns
Italy's famous sights have attracted tourists for centuries. There's much more to Italy than art museums and churches, and it's easier to find the

Visit Myanmar, Formerly Known as Burma
Mysterious Myanmar, formerly called Burma, which was ruled by a military junta for many years, is quickly becoming a hot tourist destination. Myanmar's unspoiled landscapes, rich Buddhist heritage and welcoming people make this country an ideal vacation spot for travelers looking beyond the tried-and-true travel itineraries. Find out more about traveling to Myanmar.

Profile of Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford, Illinois
Anderson Japanese Gardens is a must-see destination for visitors to Rockford, Illinois. This oasis of natural beauty offers authentic Japanese landscapes, meandering pathways and benches for rest or meditation. Special events and classes are held throughout the visiting season. Learn more about Rockford's Anderson Japanese Gardens.

Vought F4U Corsair, The National WWII Museum Large Artifact Storage Building
The Vought F4U Corsair was one of the most famous aircraft used during World War II. At The National World War II Museum, you can see an F4U Corsair in the Boeing Center in the new US Freedom Pavilion, scheduled to open in January 2013.

Higgins Industries PT-305 Under Restoration at the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
Visitors can look through windows to see the Higgins Industries PT-305's restoration team at work.

M4A3E9 "Sherman" Tank wwii armored vehiclesman" Tank at The National WWII Museum, New Orleans
The National WWII Museum's M4A3E9

Interior of M4A3E9 "Sherman" Tank, National WWII Museum, New Orleans
One of the highlights of the National WWII Museum's

M3 Halftrack Personnel Carrier
The White Motor Company M3 halftrack was used to transport United States Army personnel during World War II.

National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans' National World War II Museum offers a

Profile of the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans' Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is a family-friendly attraction that is sure to please visitors of all ages. Plan your visit to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, Louisiana.

ESPN Truck Arriving for 2011 Brickyard 400
Race fans enjoy watching the events leading up to one of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's famous races. In this photo, the ESPN truck pulls in to prepare for the 2011 Brickyard 400 NASCAR race.

Brickyard 400 Trophy
The Brickyard 400, a NASCAR race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has drawn racing fans to the speedway since 1994. The trophy is on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

Rings of Indy Champions Dan Wheldon and Jamie McMurray
Dan Wheldon, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2011, and Jamie McMurray, who won the Brickyard 400 in 2010, received championship rings to commemorate their achievements. The rings are on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

Track Tour Bus at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana
For a small fee, you can take a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track. Board a shuttle bus outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum and tour the Brickyard with your fellow race fans.

Grandstands and Pagoda, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
If you take a track tour at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you will drive past grandstands that can seat 250,000 people. You will also see the Pagoda, which contains the race timing, safety and control facilities as well as broadcasting booths.

Gateway to Gasoline Alley, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Gasoline Alley, or Garage Area, is the part of the Speedway where race cars are housed prior to races, is open to the Bronze Badge ticket-holding public for two weeks before the Indianapolis 500.

1991 Indianapolis 500 Winning Car
Rick Mears drove this Marlboro-sponsored IndyCar to victory in the 1991 Indianapolis 500.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, located just outside of downtown Indianapolis, showcases over 100 years of racing history.

Winning IndyCar From 1971 Indianapolis 500
This car, driven by Al Unser, crossed the finish line first in the 1971 Indianapolis 500.

Louis Chevrolet Memorial, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Louis Chevrolet, who co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company, was also a race car driver. His brother, Gaston, won the 1920 Indianapolis 500 in a Chevrolet-built car. A memorial to Louis Chevrolet's achievements stands outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

The Best of Indiana
Indiana has much to offer the traveler. Whether you're driving cross-country and looking for a place to take a break or planning a weekend getaway from Chicago or Louisville, you'll find plenty to do and see in Indiana. Find out more about Indiana's top attractions and museums.

Take a Photo Tour of the Belvidere Mansion in Claremore, Oklahoma
Businessman John Bayless built Belvidere Mansion for his family in the early 1900s. He died before the home was finished in 1907. Today, you can tour the Belvidere, enjoy refreshments in the tea room or browse in the gift shop. Take a photo tour of the Belvidere Mansion in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Photo Tour of the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah, Oklahoma
Legendary humorist, author and film star Will Rogers was born on his father's ranch in Oologah, Oklahoma. It was here that Rogers first fell in love with riding, ranching and the outdoors. Today you can visit the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, nicknamed the Dog Iron Ranch after the cattle brand Rogers himself selected. You can tour the home where Will Rogers was born and explore the ranch - watch out for the Texas longhorns!

Photo Tour of Lynn Riggs Memorial, Claremore, Oklahoma
Lynn Riggs is one of Oklahoma's best-loved native sons. This part-Cherokee writer and poet created a play, Green Grow the Lilacs, which formed the basis of the script for the hit Broadway musical Oklahoma! and the 1955 film version. The Lynn Riggs Memorial Museum is filled with local history, not only about the stage play and film but about Riggs himself. Take a photo tour of the Lynn Riggs Memorial in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Photo Tour of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum, dedicated to the memory of legendary entertainer, writer, film star and humorist Will Rogers, overlooks Oklahoma's Tiawah Valley. If you're planning a trip to Tulsa or the Cherokee Nation, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum is a must-see. Take a photo tour of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.

Sequoyah and the Cherokee Syllabary
Sequoyah created the Cherokee syllabary and gave his nation the gift of literacy. Learn more about Sequoyah and how he developed a writing system for the Cherokees.

Review of Swany Fortuno Walkin'Bag
Swany's Walkin'Bag line offers many useful features, including a handle that you can lean on and four fully-swiveling wheels. The lightweight Fortuno Walkin'Bag is designed for both shopping and travel. Read a review of Swany's Fortuno Walkin'Bag.

Muyil, Mexico Mayan Ruins and Float Tour - Photo Tour of Muyil, Mexico Mayan Ruins
Mexico's Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to hundreds of plant and animal species as well as Mayan ruins, two sparkling-clear lagoons and Asencion Bay. Take a photo tour of the Muyil forest, lagoons and canals.

Muyil, Mexico Mayan Ruins and Float Tour - Photo Tour of Muyil, Mexico Mayan Ruins
Mexico's Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to hundreds of plant and animal species as well as Mayan ruins, two sparkling-clear lagoons and Asencion Bay. Take a photo tour of the Muyil forest, lagoons and canals.

Scam Detector: Website and Smartphone App for Travelers and Consumers
Scam Detector is a free smartphone app that helps you recognize and avoid over 600 different scams, ranging from travel scams to housing and property scams. Scam Detector has a companion website that includes scam information, a scam forum and the opportunity to report scams.

Ship Framing, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Massachusetts
Wooden fishing ships were framed by a team of skilled shipbuilders. This large model of the beginning of the framing process, which stands in the former Arthur D. Story Shipyard, is used for educational demonstrations at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Essex, Massachusetts
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum showcases the shipbuilding heritage of Essex, Massachusetts. Located in a former shipyard, the museum offers self-guided and guided tours from mid-May through October. Learn about the shipbuilding history of this Massachusetts town and take a photo tour of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

Fishing Schooner Evelina M. Goulart
The Evelina M. Goulart, built at the A. D. Story Shipyard in Essex, Massachusetts, sailed from 1927 to 1985. She is now on display at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, one of only seven existing wooden fishing schooners built in Essex.

Heat Shed, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Massachusetts
The heat shed at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum was originally used to bend pieces of wood into curved shapes for use in the schooner construction process. Today it serves as a museum building and educational activity center.

Chebacco Boat Lewis H. Story, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Massachusetts
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum's collection includes the Lewis H. Story, a replica of a Chebacco boat of the type built in Essex, Massachusetts during the early 1800s.

Share a Travel Adventure With Your Teenage Grandchild
Your teenage grandchild might be the perfect person to travel with on your next trip. Our suggestions for planning a memorable vacation with your teen grandchild can help you find the best destination and organize your trip.

Wine Travel in Europe
Wine travel can take you to some of Europe's most historic, beautiful destinations. If wine tours, wine tastings and winery visits appeal to you, you'll want to learn more about wine travel in Europe.

Senior-Friendly Travel Study Programs
If you have always wanted to travel, but don't want to put an itinerary together yourself, consider going back to school for your next vacation. Community colleges and universities all over North America offer noncredit continuing education courses with local, regional or international travel components. Find out more about senior-friendly noncredit travel study opportunities.

Add to Your Travel Experience by Eating at Local Restaurants
Find out how to locate neighborhood restaurants on your next trip, and get information about some of our local favorites in cities we've visited.

Cell Phone Etiquette for Train, Bus and Airplane Travelers
Cell phones are useful tools, but when travelers use them without considering people nearby, they risk ruining someone else's travel experience. Learn more about cell phone etiquette for train, bus and, perhaps, future air travelers, and find out what to do if you are seated near a rude cell phone user.

September 11 Memorials and Events
Travelers can find memorials to the victims and first responders of September 11, 2001 in many parts of the US. Each year, on or near the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, you can attend ceremonies and special events that commemorate that terrible day. Find out more about September 11 memorials and events around the US.

What Is an Authentic Travel Experience?
We hear a lot about authentic travel experiences, but what are they, actually, and how can you find them? Authentic travel has several aspects; learn what they are and find out how to incorporate them into your next trip.

Use Google Maps to Plan Your Next Trip
Google Maps is far more than a direction-finding tool. It is also a vacation-planning tool. You can use Google Maps to learn about your hotel's surroundings, check traffic conditions, look at hiking and cycling options and much more. Learn how to use Google Maps to plan your next trip.

Fresnel Lens, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fresnel Lens, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 3.

Timber and Stanchion from HMS Victory, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Timber and Stanchion from HMS Victory, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 5.

Small Craft Gallery, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Small Craft Gallery, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 4.

Shoes of Unknown Titanic Child, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Shoes of Unknown Titanic Child, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 6.

Viking Ship Detail, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Viking Ship Freydis Joanna Replica, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Viking Ship Freydis Joanna Replica, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Hotel Etiquette
Hotel etiquette involves more than just knowing how much to tip the housekeeping staff. Treating your fellow guests and hotel employees with respect will help ensure a pleasant stay. Learn more about hotel etiquette.

Viking River Cruises Longships Christening, March 21, 2012
On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Viking River Cruises christened four of its new Viking Longships in a lavish ceremony in Amsterdam. View photos of the ceremony and learn about the ships' godmothers, who were on hand to break the ceremonial bottle of champagne on each Longship's bow.

Fireworks Sparkle Over the Viking Longships
Fireworks shot up from behind the stage as the final Viking River Cruises Longship was christened.

Viking Longships Christening Ceremony Comes to a Musical Close
The christening of Viking River Cruises' four new Longships concluded with a magnificent rendition of

Electric Violins Play at Viking Longships Christening Ceremony
Two talented violinists played from a floating stage as Viking Longships christening ceremony guests moved down to the pier.

Guests Watch Viking Longships Christening From Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam
Some of the guests at the Viking Longships christening ceremony watched the proceedings from a gallery at Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam, while others watched from pierside.

The Viking Longships Christening Ceremony Begins
Viking River Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen greeted christening ceremony guests as the Viking Longships christening began.

Neptune Shipyard Workers Watch Christenings Via Live Feed
Workers from Neptun Werft (Neptune Shipyard) in Rostock, Germany, watched via live feed as the Viking River Cruises Longships they have built were christened at a ceremony in Amsterdam.

Rebecca Eaton Christens Viking Freya
PBS television producer Rebecca Eaton christened the Viking Freya, one of four Viking River Cruises Longships christened on March 21, 2012.

Gail Wiswedel Christens Viking Njord
Gail Wiswedel, Viking River Cruises' most-traveled customer, christened the Viking Njord, one of four Viking River Cruises Longships christened on March 21, 2012.

Dr. Lisa Randall Christens Viking Idun
Renowned theoretical physicist and Harvard professor Dr. Lisa Randall christened the Viking Idun, one of four Viking River Cruises Longships christened on March 21, 2012.

Joanna Lumley Christens Viking Odin
Acclaimed actress Joanna Lumley christened the Viking Freya, one of four Viking River Cruises Longships christened on March 21, 2012.

Rental Cars 101
Renting a car on your vacation may provide freedom of movement, but it can also be a frustrating, confusing experience. Learn more about the car rental process and discover how to find cheap rental cars, navigate your rental car contract and make sense of rental car fees.

Government House, Annapolis, Maryland - Government House, Maryland's Governor's Mansion
Maryland's governors have lived in Government House since 1870. This distinctive brick mansion is just across the street from the Maryland State House.

Ogle Hall / Alumni House - The U. S. Naval Academy Alumni Association's Ogle Hall / Alumni House, Annapolis, Maryland
Ogle Hall belongs to the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association. Also known as Alumni House, this Annapolis home was sold to the Association in 1944 and serves as a gathering place for Naval Academy alumni. Learn more about Annapolis' Ogle Hall / Alumni House.

Chase-Lloyd House, Annapolis, Maryland -
Chase-Lloyd House in Annapolis, Maryland, was built by Samuel Chase, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Edward Lloyd IV, who bought the unfinished building from Chase in 1771. Today you can tour the ground floor and gardens of Chase-Lloyd House. Find out more about Chase-Lloyd House.

Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis, Maryland - Exterior of Hammond-Harwood House
Hammond-Harwood House is one of the finest examples of Anglo-Palladian architecture in the United States. This pre-Revolutionary War Annapolis home was built in 1774 for Matthias Hammond; the house was designed by William Buckland and patterned after a villa designed by Andrea Palladio. Find out more about Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, Maryland.

Discover Majestic Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
With over 375 climbing routes, a modern Discovery Center, historic homestead and hiking trails, Seneca Rocks is one of West Virginia's best-known, most popular destinations. Plan your trip to Seneca Rocks, West Virginia.

Should You Wear a Medical ID on Your Trip?
Wearing a medical ID tells doctors and emergency responders that you have health issues that could affect your treatment plan. Find out more about medical IDs and learn about alternatives to medical ID jewelry.

Senior Travel News
Read the latest information on travel warnings, transportation strikes, travel-related legislation and travel provider policies.

See the World's Highest Inclined Tower in Montreal
The Montreal Tower is the world's highest inclined tower. You can ascend it via a funicular and get a great view of the Olympic Park and surrounding area.

Ride the Funicular to the Montreal Tower Observatory
The Montreal Tower's funicular is wheelchair-accessible. It takes you to the Observatory level quickly and smoothly.

Enjoy the View as You Ascend the Montreal Tower
As you glide up the Montreal Tower on the funicular, keep your camera out. You can take photos of the rails, Tower base and the Olympic Park.

Panoramic Views From the Montreal Tower
From the Montreal Tower's Observatory, you can see the Oympic Park, the St. Lawrence River and, in the distance, downtown Montreal.

Marvel at the Montreal Tower's Unique Design
No matter how many towers you have climbed, you've never ascended one quite like the Montreal Tower.

Visit the Battleship Massachusetts (BB-59) at Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts
The battleship USS Massachusetts is the star attraction at Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts. Learn about

Photo of Front Parlor, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis, Indiana
Benjamin Harrison, his wife, Caroline, and his children, Russell and Mary, moved into this home in 1874. Visitors to the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site can see furniture and household items used by the Harrison family.

Photo of Dining Room at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis
President Benjamin Harrison ate in his formal dining room every day. Today, visitors can see the Harrisons' silver service and examples of the china pattern Caroline Harrison created for use in the White House during her husband's presidency.

Benjamin Harrison Home, Indianapolis
President Benjamin Harrison built a home in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1874. He lived there with his family until he died, except for the years he served as a senator and as President of the United States. Today, visitors can tour the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and learn about life in late 19th-century Indiana.

Photo of President Benjamin Harrison's Library, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis
President Benjamin Harrison's first floor library includes a large collection of books, displays of the President's walking sticks, campaign memorabilia and presidential souvenirs, and the desk and chair he used each day.

Photo of Elizabeth Harrison's Bedroom at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis
President Benjamin Harrison's third child, Elizabeth, was only four years old when her father died. She lived in the Benjamin Harrison Home until she went away to college. The room includes a portrait of Elizabeth, photographs, her bed and some of her toys.

Budget Los Angeles for Senior Travelers
Los Angeles, California, home of Hollywood Boulevard, Universal Studios, the La Brea Tar Pits and the Getty Center, is a great senior destination. Although L.A.'s most famous hotels and attractions command big-city prices, you can visit the City of Angels without needing divine help to pay for your trip. Find out more about senior-friendly Los Angeles.

Senior-Friendly Budget Attractions in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is popular with senior travelers because the city's attractions are very senior-friendly and the weather is nearly rain-free. Find out more about senior-friendly attractions, events and festivals in Los Angeles. Page 2.

Keep Your Home Safe While You Are on Vacation
Traveling is truly an enjoyable experience, but it's important to remember to keep your home secure while you're away. Follow our home security tips to protect your home from thieves and burglars. Find out how to keep your home safe while you are on vacation.

Things You Can't Do in US National Parks
The US National Park system gives visitors access to an amazing array of natural, historic and cultural treasures. You can't just run wild on park lands, however. Find out which activities are prohibited in national parks.

Visit Germany's Undiscovered Towns
Visitors often overlook Germany's small, lesser-known towns. You'll find plenty of history, interesting museums and wide-open town squares in Germany's

Which Countries Require Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination?
Many countries require US travelers to prove they have been vaccinated for yellow fever. Find out whether you will need to get a yellow fever shot before you travel.

Should You Use Your Hotel Room's Safe?
Learn about hotel room safes, loss liability limitations and other issues that could affect your decision to use an in-room safe. Find out whether our alternatives to in-room safes could work for you.

Profile of Collette Vacations
Collette Vacations offers 150 different itineraries, including river cruises, train journeys and escorted tours. This family-owned company, founded in 1918, can take you to Alaska, Antartica, and many places in between.