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A privateer ship on display at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, which opened April 19. The date marks the 242nd anniversary of the "shot heard 'round the world" that ignited the Revolutionary War in 1775.  <br>Bluecadet

Museum of the American Revolution opens in Philly

The first museum devoted to the country’s earliest years opened on the anniversary of the first battles of the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord and “the shot heard round the world” on April 19, 1775.


Beyond coyotes and cacti: Scottsdale has sights, boutiques and fine foods

“The West’s Most Western Town” has a nice cowbell ring to it, doesn’t it? Scottsdale’s motto is fitting: Many of the buildings in the Arizona city are the color of leather chaps and a giant cowboy sign in Old Town greets visitors with a permanent “howdy” on his lips.


'La La Land' gives a lift to Los Angeles tourism

LOS ANGELES -- “La La Land” didn’t bring home the best picture Oscar, but the musical filmed in Southern California is expected to bring the region another valuable prize: a bump in big-spending tourists.


US military has its own private resort at Walt Disney World

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own, private resort in the midst of “The Happiest Place on Earth”? You do if you’re a member of any branch of the U.S. military.

A former Disney Imagineer’s guide to Disney World

We got out our wands, ready to face Harry Potter and his wizard friends, and had our cameras ready for Mickey Mouse, Goofy and the gang; we were there to ride lots of rides, cast spells and have dinner with the Beast from “Beauty and the Beast.” Here’s a guide to Disney’s enormous playground.


East Tennessee vacation haven thrives in wake of wildfires

Four months after the last flames of the wind-whipped, drought-fueled monster wildfire were finally annihilated by firefighters and doused by rain, the phoenix that is Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville is rising from the ashes amid the shadows of the Smokies.


Visit Charleston in the spring for culture, kayaking and food

You might have heard, oh, I don’t know, one or two thousand times, that Charleston, S.C., has got it going on. This historic port city has embedded itself at the top of many a “best” list for good reason. Its food, architecture, culture and charm make it an ideal getaway, especially in the spring.

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