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Linn Cove Viaduct, Grandfather Mountain, along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. (Chris Reynolds/Los Angeles Times/TNS)<br>TNS

America’s favorite country road, the Blue Ridge Parkway

Here’s how not to start a road trip. First, at the Alamo rental car counter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport just over the line from Washington, D.C., discover that your driver’s license is missing. Search and swear for two hours. Then find it in your left shoe.


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America’s favorite country road, the Blue Ridge Parkway

Here’s how not to start a road trip. First, at the Alamo rental car counter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport just over the line from Washington, D.C., discover that your driver’s license is missing. Search and swear for two hours. Then find it in your left shoe.


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europe travel

You can still find daily life in Venice amid the raging tourism

The summer sun had barely risen over Venice’s quiet waterways when the voices started up again. Blaring in Mandarin Chinese and French from the loudspeakers of cruising tour boats, they told the centuries-old saga of this fabled, once-mighty city in a few minutes, as passengers sipped spritzes and took selfies in front of the passing palazzos and cathedrals. For the rest of the day, the voices would echo throughout this miracle of a city, known as La Serenissima, or the Most Serene One, about once every half an hour until night fell over St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace.



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Eppstein, Germany, offers castle ruins and picturesque walking

About 8 miles north of Wiesbaden, Germany, at the foot of the rolling Taunus Mountains, lies the 1,000-year-old town of Eppstein. Dominated by its partially renovated castle, first mentioned in the year 1122, the town of just more than 13,000 possesses a picturesque pedestrian district and hidden historical treasures spread around its modest confines.


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Restaurant Mediterran a culinary standout in Kaiserslautern

You can’t mistake Kaiserslautern, Germany’s Pariser Strasse for the Champs-Elysees – or any other Paris avenue. The section that runs from the shopping mall to Berliner Strasse is notable mainly for a string of old men’s bars, an empty Christian Science Reading Room and an array of shabby small shops.


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pacific travel

Pearl Harbor attack’s 75th anniversary is less memory, more memorial

Most people alive today recall the dreadful day of Sept. 11, 2001, when the twin towers fell in New York. Far fewer of us can personally remember Dec. 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked by the Japanese, killing 2,043 Americans and pulling the U.S. into World War II.



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Tokyo’s Ogouchi Dam makes a family-friendly day out

Servicemembers looking for a relaxing day trip into the wilderness of western Tokyo can go straight to the water source for the metropolitan area and one of the largest dams in Japan. Ogouchi Dam is a family-friendly destination about an hour’s drive from Yokota Air Base. Its reservoir holds 189 million tons of water for the people of Tokyo.


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Hohryo serves affordable Japanese cuisine near Misawa Air Base

Hohryoh, kitty-cornered from the main gate of Misawa Air Base, is a stylish izakaya, or a Japanese-style pub, that serves freshly cooked local seafood and grilled meats.


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