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Travel: Mobile full of historic houses

Travel: Mobile full of historic houses Steve Stephens More Content Now MOBILE, Alabama — In this 300-year-old Gulf Coast city, home is where the heart (of history) is. Visitors to

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Ticket to Write: Mobile celebrates long, strange history of Mardi Gras

Ticket to Write: Mobile celebrates long, strange history of Mardi Gras Steve Stephens More Content Now Although Mardi Gras in New Orleans gets all the attention, the event in Mobile,

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Travel: Historical dates loom large in Dallas

Travel: Historical dates loom large in Dallas Steve Stephens More Content Now DALLAS — Two memorably tragic dates in American history — Nov. 22, 1963, and Sept. 11, 2001 —

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Travel: Gulf Islands National Seashore provides peaceful retreat in Mississippi

Travel: Gulf Islands National Seashore provides peaceful retreat in Mississippi Steve Stephens More Content Now GULFPORT, Mississippi — Riding the passenger ferry to West Ship Island, 10 miles offshore, I

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Ticket to Write: Davis’ ‘Presidential Library’ gives visitors a taste of the South

Ticket to Write: Davis’ ‘Presidential Library’ gives visitors a taste of the South Steve Stephens More Content Now Jefferson Davis could have been a hero of American history, if not

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Travel: San Diego’s Cabrillo National Monument offers a little bit of everything

Travel: San Diego’s Cabrillo National Monument offers a little bit of everything Steve Stephens More Content Now SAN DIEGO — Visitors come to this southern-most California metropolis for many reasons:

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Ticket to Write: San Diego’s Old Town blends past with present

Ticket to Write: San Diego’s Old Town blends past with present Steve Stephens More Content Now SAN DIEGO — The original neighborhood in San Diego, Old Town, isn’t where you

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Ticket to Write: History of Boulder City lives on

Ticket to Write: History of Boulder City lives on Steve Stephens More Content Now BOULDER CITY, Nevada — The workers who built the mighty Hoover Dam needed a place to

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Travel: Hoover Dam has style

Travel: Hoover Dam has style Steve Stephens More Content Now HOOVER DAM — The huge engineering projects of the 1930s, designed to tame the American West for human benefit, might

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Travel: Moab a hub for visitors looking for scenery

Travel: Moab a hub for visitors looking for scenery Valerie A. Russo More Content Now In one of the most iconic scenes in movie history, Thelma (Geena Davis) and her

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Travel: North Captiva Island an intriguing mystery

Travel: North Captiva Island an intriguing mystery Steve Stephens More Content Now NORTH CAPTIVA, Florida — When a powerful hurricane ripped Captiva Island apart in 1921, it left two islands,

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Ticket to Write: Fish sandwiches put tiny Florida isle on vacation map

Ticket to Write: Fish sandwiches put tiny Florida isle on vacation map Steve Stephens More Content Now The biggest island in Florida, Pine Island, lies just off the coast of

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Travel: Mojave Road remains an untamed lonely stretch

Travel: Mojave Road remains an untamed lonely stretch Steve Stephens More Content Now MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE, California — Unlike many other old trails through the American West, the hot and

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Travel: Pair of Colorado towns offer convenience, value

Travel: Pair of Colorado towns offer convenience, value Steve Stephens More Content Now SILVERTHORNE, Colorado — The gold and silver have mostly played out along the Blue River, where hardscrabble

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Travel: Taft Museum of Art intimate, cozy collection

Travel: Taft Museum of Art intimate, cozy collection Steve Stephens More Content Now CINCINNATI — Museums come in all shapes and sizes. The Taft Museum of Art, in a historic,

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Ticket to Write: President Taft pulled his weight

Ticket to Write: President Taft pulled his weight Steve Stephens More Content Now William Howard Taft, the only man to serve as U.S. president and chief justice of the Supreme

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Ticket to Write: Beers on the canal; 'hygge' with your honey

Ticket to Write: Beers on the canal; 'hygge' with your honey Steve Stephens More Content Now The canawlers who plied the Ohio and Erie Canal in the early 19th century

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Travel: Museum-rich Steel City worth a day trip

Travel: Museum-rich Steel City worth a day trip Steve Stephens More Content Now PITTSBURGH — A warm, sunny day might not be the best time to visit a museum, no

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Travel: Seattle’s MoPOP treats popular culture as museum-worthy

Travel: Seattle’s MoPOP treats popular culture as museum-worthy Steve Stephens More Content Now SEATTLE — Time does not actually warp at the point where the Seattle Monorail passes through the

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Travel: California stretch of Route 66 draws nostalgia buffs

Travel: California stretch of Route 66 draws nostalgia buffs Steve Stephens More Content Now BARSTOW, California — The “Mother Road” today is old, wrinkled, slow and missing a lot of

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Ticket to Write: George Washington tasted defeat years before revolution

Ticket to Write: George Washington tasted defeat years before revolution Steve Stephens More Content Now The Father of Our Country started out as a failure, at least as a military

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Ticket to Write: Mojave city tells stories of traveling in past, and in space

Ticket to Write: Mojave city tells stories of traveling in past, and in space Steve Stephens More Content Now Although interstate highways and routine, affordable commercial flights weren’t around in

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Travel: Punxsutawney celebrates groundhog’s winter forecasting ability

Travel: Punxsutawney celebrates groundhog’s winter forecasting ability Steve Stephens More Content Now PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pennsylvania — When I went to see the world’s most famous weather forecaster, he was sleeping under

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Travel: Las Vegas drawing NHL fans with first-year Golden Knights

Travel: Las Vegas drawing NHL fans with first-year Golden Knights Steve Stephens More Content Now LAS VEGAS — Building an ice rink in the desert seems a mite outlandish. But

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Ticket to Write: Dancer made old Nevada opera house mesmerizing

Ticket to Write: Dancer made old Nevada opera house mesmerizing Steve Stephens More Content Now A hundred miles of lonely desert lies between the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas