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Jack London State Historic Park, 100 years after he died

GLEN ELLEN, Calif.-Rain fell. Nothing major, certainly not on the level of an Old Testament gully washer. Just a steady, spitting splatter of linked hydrogen and hydroxyl ions that turned the ground squishy and made you want to nominate the inventor of Gor-Tex for a Nobel.

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In New Orleans, the ghosts are like family

It's a generally accepted fact that New Orleans is unlike any other American city. Where else will you find people willingly boarding buses marked "Cemeteries"? Where else will voodoo priests and priestesses be lauded as rock stars, their graves decorated with floral tributes? What other city deifies its sinners and names its football team the Saints?

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Tulips, windmills: classic Dutch icons

When you consider Dutch culture, you can’t help but think about dikes, windmills, wooden shoes and tulips. They seem cliche, but these classic icons intertwine with the region’s geography and history.

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Travel to Cuba is affordable to independent tourists

Several months ago, when Carnival Cruises announced that it would soon begin offering cruises to Cuba, it did so in the strangest way. Instead of promising a standard cruise program, one that would visit several Cuban ports and allow passengers to tour the highlights of those locations, it characterized its program (perhaps inadvertently) as consisting of one long volunteer vacation. On arriving in Cuba, passengers presumably would engage in work activities of benefit to indigent Cubans, performing unskilled labor in several Cuban industries or activities.

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Winston Churchill's paintings star in an exhibit on the Queen Mary

It was late summer 1939. Winston Churchill, then a member of the British Parliament, and artist Paul Maze were leisurely painting at their easels by a babbling brook in the French countryside. Suddenly, a young messenger boy came running across the field, clutching a telegram. "Situation worsening," it read. "Advice: Come home. You might have a job," Maze would later recall in a documentary.

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Ancient Rome: The things that were Caesar’s

Rome is a magnificent, tangled urban forest, rich in art, culture and history. The city has many layers – modern, Baroque, Renaissance, Christian. But let’s face it: For most of us, Rome is Caesar, gladiators, chariots and thumbs-up or thumbs-down. Ancient Rome is the one we come to see.

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