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It is also celebrated in Canada and Britain. Philadelphia's National Constitution Center celebrates the anniversary of the 15th Amendment with an entire month of programming, including "The Road to Freedom," an interactive program that examines slavery, key events and important historical figures from the time of the Constitutional Convention to the Civil...

There's an oasis where people from around the world come to soak in warm mineral springs, where locals and tourists alike search for shark teeth on the beach and perhaps kayak into the sunset alongside friendly dolphins. The sunshine is usually abundant for visitors, snowbirds and residents of Venice - Florida, not Italy - looking to enjoy any number of the city's nature-based recreation ...

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GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Calif. - I recently violated federal law high in the Marin Headlands overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. How? By riding an electric bike for a mile along the Julian Trail, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The trail is popular with hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. It was an accident. That old fire road is part of a vast regulatory ...

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Get ready for growls and howls. Watch out for whimpering and whining. Be prepared for snappishness and snarling. The federal Department of Transportation is proposing new rules for emotional support animals, and those regulations may be coming to an aircraft near you. Some of you will applaud; some of you will be appalled. Of one thing I am fairly sure: Everyone will have an opinion by the ...

LAS VEGAS - Resorts rise, resorts fall (or get strategically imploded). Brands are born, go dim, then sometimes are reborn. So goes business as usual in Las Vegas, which draws more than 40 million tourists annually and will be unveiling new hotels, a new football stadium and an expanded convention center in the coming months. Here's a roundup of this and more. Before plunging ahead, a note ...

If you're planning an airline trip this year, for the lowest economy class airfare on a domestic flight, buy your ticket 77 days in advance and fly on a Tuesday in January, September or October. That's the nominal take from the latest "when to" study. This one is from Qtrips.com, an upcoming and innovative online travel agency, and it's based on extensive mining of...

So will snow resorts and Orlando because spring breaks are so staggered through March and Easter. It isn't the same as everyone trying to get away at the same time, say Thanksgiving, Christmas or the Fourth of July. With our friends at Family Travel Forum, we've compiled Spring Break Ideas to Meet Every Family's Wish List-- and ones that won't bust the budget,...