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These Otherworldly Photos Of Alaska Will Help You Escape The Heat

It's a perfect season to explore the untamed, unrivaled wilderness there, most of which is protected -- Alaska's national parks span nearly 54 million acres (or more than 60 percent of all the land managed by the National Parks Service). Taku Inlet and Harris Glacier Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Lake Clark National Park Homer, Alaska Denali National Park Kennicott Mines National Historic Landmark, Wrangell - St.

The best of Ghent, Belgium: readers’ travel tips

Scenic canal routes, awe-inspiring grafitti, potent cocktails and a vibrant arthouse cinema - our readers share their favourite spots to visit in the city Jigger's is a cocktail bar in Ghent run by Olivier Jacobs, one of Belgium's most talented mixologists. Olivier has a passion for foraging herbs and flowers, and he creates the most amazing infusions with them.

The Space Shuttle

NASA’s construction of the first reusable space shuttle was one of the…

Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week. Conservationists decided the most natural thing ...

Thomas Cook hand luggage restrictions

Can I book a hold bag on a single leg, and travel hand-luggage only on the other. The Thomas Cook "FlexibleTrips" tickets allow passengers the option of booking hold luggage on specific legs of a trip, whereas Thomas Cook "Style Collection" offerings have hold luggage included and no discount will be given for not travelling with hold luggage on one leg of a trip.

Lewiston tinkerer builds model engines from scratch

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Down a narrow flight of steps into a low-clearance dugout basement lies one man’s testament to the engineering feats of the past. Amidst shelves of old coffee cans filled with tools and paintbrushes, spools of tape, spray paint and assorted machinery is a collection of 38 miniature antique gas engines Francis Wittman modeled from scratch.

Maine Lobster Festival underway in Rockland

ROCKLAND, Maine -- The Maine Lobster Festival is beckoning seafood lovers to Rockland, Maine, to experience the state's signature dish in all its buttery glory. The festival takes place in Rockland's Harbor Park. Maine lobstermen are catching more than 120 million pounds of lobster every year for the past three years.

Fall Asleep in Class at Portland, Oregon’s Kennedy School

By Lauren Walser Kennedy School in northeast Portland, Oregon, was built in 1915. Since its doors re-opened in 1997, Kennedy School, as it's now called, has traded in reading, writing, and arithmetic for something a little different, thanks to its new owners, McMenamins. Right: Hotel guests can relax in the soaking pool, located in a courtyard where the former teacher's lounge was located.