Here are seven especially noteworthy Veterans Day celebrations across the United States. If none of these celebrations are convenient, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a more detailed listing.
Just across the Missouri River from Kansas City International Airport lies Atchison, Kansas. Once a major rail hub in the days of western expansion, Atchison is now best known as the birthplace and childhood home of Amelia Earhart.
The world-famous pilot who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while attempting the first flight around the world reached celebrity status because of her pioneering adventures.
A visit to her birthplace and other sites that honor her accomplishments just might fuel a few dreams for the young women of a new generation.
Two months into my European backpacking trip, I made use of my digital camera's video function for the first time. Dublin pub scenes, Paris raves and Amsterdam theatrical performances staged in small booths all went unrecorded (probably best in that last instance). But feeding the pigeons of Venice's Piazza San Marco demanded documentation that transcended a still photo.
Mackinac Island, on the Upper Peninsula's Lake Huron, is where transportation has been limited to bike, foot, or horse and buggy since 1898, and is getaway that will relax you the minute you land there.
Think mountains of lobster with long seaside views, colonial homes and New England charm-that's what you'll get when you escape the crowds of Maine's Mid Coast this spring, and instead head to Southport Island. Settled in the 1600s, the island is just off of Boothbay Harbor, and is a quintessential New England fishing village.
From sun-bleached terrazzos overlooking the Mediterranean to cobbled piazzas lined with gelato shops, Italy does summer right. Many visitors flock to the country's most notable sights -- the Colosseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower in Pisa, the Duomo in Florence and the Grand Canal in Venice. Others head away from the city, sampling food and wine in the Tuscan countryside, hopping from village to village in the Cinque Terre or paying homage to art in historic churches.
Summer is the best time to tour grand villas and their spectacular gardens; it's also host to slew of Italy's festivals, from horse races like the famous Siena Palio to smaller fetes of flowers, art, religion and music.
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