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N.Y. public garden features poet’s favorite flowers

May 16, 2010 NEW YORK (AP) — They’re growing dandelions at the New York Botanical Garden. On purpose. The Edenic estate in the Bronx has mounted an exhibition called ‘‘The Poetry of Flowers. more »»

Naked Lunch in Mexico City

May 8, 2010 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City was a magnet in the 1950s for some of America’s greatest Beat Generation writers — Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and other. more »»

More aboard! Amtrak weighs long route improvements

April 26, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In many states, travelers who take Amtrak’s long-distance trains for vacations or out-of-state business trips board in the middle of the night and return home from such cities... more »»

Museum takes new look at air, water, land and life

April 12, 2010 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Watch maggots munch on liver. Stand in the path of a flash flood. Roam around a kelp forest. more »»

Find nature, not just theme parks, in Central Florida

April 5, 2010 By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press Writer ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) — On a recent, chilly evening, I looked up and saw more stars than I ever had in the Florida sky. more »»

A 13,000-mile drive south: NYC to Argentina

March 21, 2010 CHACABUCO, Argentina (AP) — It was just like driving to work, except that I kept on going: From New York to Argentina, through 12 countries, for four months and more than 13,000 miles. more »»

New York’s other Chinatown: Flushing, Queens

March 8, 2010 NEW YORK (AP) — For many visitors to New York, a trip to Chinatown means heading to Lower Manhattan. But the city has another Chinatown in Flushing, Queens, not as well-known, but just as vibrant. more »»

Online games, quizzes to test your travel IQ

March 8, 2010 (AP) — Do you know how many islands make up Hong Kong? I didn’t, and I had never heard of the Eritrean currency Nakfa, either, until I started taking travel quizzes onlin. more »»

Gliding through the Florida Everglades

March 1, 2010 COOPERTOWN, Fla. (AP) — Jesse Kennon’s day begins at 6:30 a.m., as he opens up Coopertown’s only bait and tackle shop. more »»

Valley of Fire

February 21, 2010 OVERTON, Nev. (AP) — You’ve done your time in Las Vegas. You’ve given generously to the casinos, gorged on their food and overdosed on their glitz. You need an escape from the Strip. more »»

Preserving El Morrow

January 31, 2010 EL MORRO NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (AP) — For centuries, Spanish explorers, U.. more »»

Migrating raptors take flight

December 20, 2009 KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) — Peering through binoculars, Arlene Koch spies something tiny and dark on the horizon. more »»

Dinosaurs lie in wait at North Carolina museum

August 23, 2009 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The 18-foot-long Parasaurolophus is friendly and patient, allowing children to climb its back, sit on its tail and pat its bumpy, coral-colored ski. more »»

Fun, sun and wildlife along Alabama’s Gulf Coast

August 23, 2009 Alabama doesn’t have a very long coast on the Gulf of Mexico, but it gives visitors plenty to see and do there in the spring from nature hikes to sandy beaches to fishing. more »»

What’s new at theme parks?

May 24, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) — A roller coaster where riders can pick a personal soundtrack, a pirate ride with water gun fights, the tallest water ride in the world, and a walkway that sparkles at night with a... more »»

A glorious day in Venice, on a budget of $40

May 17, 2009 VENICE, Italy (AP) — For centuries, Venice has captivated travelers with an array of romantic images: gondola rides through glistening canals at sunset, homes painted in vibrant hues of periwinkle... more »»

Visit Kilauea volcano and Hawaii’s growing island

May 10, 2009 HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — The largest and southernmost of the Hawaiian islands is shaking, spitting, and stretching as it slowly expands into the ocea. more »»

Some tips for booking air travel

May 10, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) — If you’re on a budget but you’d like to fly somewhere for your next vacation, there’s good new. more »»

N.Y.’s Hudson Valley marks historic 1609 voyage

May 3, 2009 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When explorer Henry Hudson got as far north as he could go on the waterway that would later bear his name, he didn’t stick around long or wander much beyond the riverbank. more »»

Johannesburg a draw for study of early man

April 26, 2009 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s economic hub is the very model of a skyscraping major city. more »»

 
 
 

 

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