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MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK, Ky. — Blasts of cool air offered a welcome reprieve from the scorching summer as a tour group descended into the depths of the world’s longest-known cave. Some visitors donned light jackets for the long hike past panoramic scenes of subterranean wonders. Heading underground at Mammoth Cave National Park is a […]
NEW YORK — “I don’t get the whole Harry Potter thing,” a young boy says to our tour guide as we trudge down a midtown Manhattan street, the pavement glistening in the beastly mid-July sun. “I don’t either,” says our guide, empathetically. Potter, Shmotter. The boy wizard, pop culture hero though he may be, simply […]
MIAMI — Graffiti was once considered a sign of urban decay, the sort of thing that might keep tourists away from a neighborhood. Now, not only is it an accepted art form, but it’s also the subject of a new tour in one of Miami’s trendiest neighborhoods, Wynwood, where legal outdoor murals by graffiti artists […]
LOS ANGELES — For many Los Angeles locals — such as myself, born and raised in the crosshairs of Hollywood — avoiding the Hollywood Walk of Fame and its throngs, celebrity impersonators and tchotchke stores comes with jaded Angeleno territory. But there I was on a recent spring day, tourist-chic in a wide-brimmed hat, navigating […]
Lured by incentives that total up to $5,000, about 200 potential homeowners searched a list of homes on the city’s West Side over the weekend as part of Live Baltimore’s Buying into Baltimore program. Anna Custer-Singh, executive director of the nonprofit group, said Monday no figures were available on the exact number of sales or […]
ANNAPOLIS — William Donald Schaefer will take one last tour of Baltimore next week. The former Mayor of Baltimore and Maryland governor, who died Monday, will be shuttled in a motorcade from his boyhood home in West Baltimore to another dozen Baltimore landmarks before lying in repose at Baltimore’s City Hall Monday night and Tuesday, […]
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has opened its doors to zoo-goers this winter for the first time in five years. Not all the animals are out this time of year, but the zoo offers guided bird walks (featuring pink flamingos) and other events to help draw visitors.
KOKOMO, Ind. — President Barack Obama promoted the revival of the U.S. auto industry Tuesday, taking his pitch to the heart of the Rust Belt where a bruising economy has taken its toll on Democrats. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden toured a rebounding Chrysler transmission plant in this hard-hit industrial city, holding it up […]