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Movie locations a tourism draw for Georgia communities

Movie locations a tourism draw for Georgia communities

SAVANNAH, Ga. — When Hollywood films a hit movie or TV show in Georgia, hardcore fans can bring in millions of tourism dollars when they come to get a firsthand look at the places they’ve seen on the screen.

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Mountain-sea trail to get master plan, hiker guide

Mountain-sea trail to get master plan, hiker guide

RALEIGH, N.C. — One day, hikers will be able to step on a trail near one of Appalachia’s highest peaks and follow an off-road path that ranges from leafy to sandy all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Jackson Hole ski resort looks to bring in families

Jackson Hole ski resort looks to bring in families

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — For decades, Jackson Hole’s reputation for its abundance of expert terrain — and relatively little else — preceded it.

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Center officials rope China museums with tales of West

Center officials rope China museums with tales of West

CODY, Wyo. — No livestock made the trip, but Paul Brock's roping in China was a hit with the locals who seemed fascinated and bemused each time he twirled a rope.

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A tourist in Detroit: Motown, Coney dogs and art

A tourist in Detroit: Motown, Coney dogs and art

DETROIT — I arrived in a power outage, got a $45 parking ticket and drove past dozens of abandoned homes. But as a tourist on my first trip to Detroit, I also sang in the Motown studio, saw the paintings that were nearly sold to pay the city’s bills, and bumped fists with the sculpture of bo…

December 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Weird museums: Travel off the beaten path

Weird museums: Travel off the beaten path

SEATTLE — Travelers looking for something beyond top attractions like the Space Needle in Seattle might consider adding a weird museum or two to their itineraries.

December 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Yellowstone solicits saddle, pack trip contracts

Yellowstone solicits saddle, pack trip contracts

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — The National Park Service is soliciting proposals from businesses interested in providing guided saddle and pack stock trips in Yellowstone National Park.

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5 Free Things: NYC lit up and lovely at Christmas

5 Free Things: NYC lit up and lovely at Christmas

NEW YORK — The Christmas season is one of New York City’s busiest times of year. Tickets for Broadway shows and hotel rooms go for premium prices and lines for top attractions are long. But some of the best and most beautiful things to see and do around the city during the holidays are free.…

December 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Proposal to double Yellowstone entry fee isn't popular

Proposal to double Yellowstone entry fee isn't popular

JACKSON, Wyo. — A proposal to double the cost to enter Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming is drawing resistance.

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5 free things to do in Spokane, Wash.

5 free things to do in Spokane, Wash.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane is Washington’s second-largest city, with its 210,000 residents living about 270 miles east of bigger, richer and better-known Seattle.

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Met Museum gets major gift of African-American art

Met Museum gets major gift of African-American art

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Museum of Art has received a major gift of works by contemporary African-American artists from the South.

November 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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5 free things in suburban Maryland just outside DC

SILVER SPRING, Md. — In the past 20 years, the Maryland suburbs just outside Washington, D.C., have boomed, and that population growth has been accompanied by development and even tourists. Now when folks visit Washington, they may choose to stay in hotels just outside the capital in Silver …

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5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. — The history of Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington, stretches back to 1638, when a Swedish ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, landed with two dozen settlers. Today the area offers not only history but also contemporary art and nature walks along the riverfront. Many of these attract…

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Medicine Bow-Routt Forest offers tree permits

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are offering permits to cut Christmas trees at locations in Wyoming and Colorado.

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Mark Twain's town by the river a trip back in time

Mark Twain's town by the river a trip back in time

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Mark Twain only lived in Hannibal, Mo., for 13 years, but many of his most famous stories were inspired by this humble Midwestern city. A visit to Hannibal today, with its excellent museums, preserved historic sites and old-timey antiques shops, offers a way to appreciate the…

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Solvang, Calif.: Danish sweets and fine wine

Solvang, Calif.: Danish sweets and fine wine

SOLVANG, Calif. — As a Southern California native with a Danish dad and the tongue-twisting Danish name “Solvej,” I’ve always been asked, somewhat cheekily, “Hey! Do you know the town Solvang?”

November 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2nd scenic flight firm offers tours of Tetons

2nd scenic flight firm offers tours of Tetons

JACKSON, Wyo. — A second commercial operation has been permitted to conduct scenic air tours based out of the Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Teton National Park.

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5 free things to do and see in Baltimore

5 free things to do and see in Baltimore

NEW YORK — Baltimore on a budget? Easy as Edgar Allan Poe. His gravesite is one of a number of memorable places that can be visited around this historic city without spending a dime. Here are some details on paying your respects to the famed poet who penned “The Raven,” along with some other…

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Forest Service churns up old logging roads

GREAT FALLS — Hard-packed roads that were identified for removal in 2007 are now being churned up and restored to a natural state across Lewis and Clark National Forest, with the aim being improved vegetation growth and water flow.

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Halloween attractions up the scare factor

NEW YORK — Halloween seems to be getting scarier, with attractions going ever-more interactive and in-your-face.

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