A Road Trip through Bonnie and Clyde's Missouri

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Dec 17th 2013 02:50 PM
NY Premiere Party for A&E Networks'
Associated Press
A&E' Networks' "Bonnie & Clyde" two-part mini-series aired last week, with the finale drawing 7.4 million viewers according to the Los Angeles Times. Staring Emile Hisch and Holliday Grainger (pictured above at the premier party in New York), it was "the third most-watched basic cable miniseries since AMC's 'Broken Trail' in 2006."

Although the real-life Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were natives of Texas and died in Louisiana, two pivotal scenarios in their life of crime took place in Missouri.
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7 Veterans Day Celebrations Around the United States

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 8th 2013 07:45 AM
Veterans Day was first recognized in 1919 to commemorate the conclusion of World War I, then called The Great War. Originally named Armistice Day, it was held on Nov. 11, the day fighting on the Western Front ceased.

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.
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America's 9 Spookiest Places to Spend the Night

by Elissa Richard. Posted Oct 23rd 2013 08:50 AM
If you've ever experienced a getaway so good that you never wanted it to end, you might empathize with the ghostly guests who checked in to -- but never left -- these spooky spots. Each touts twisted tales and sordid stories that have lingered through the ages. If you ain't afraid of no ghost, sign up for a stay and keep a watch for things that go bump in the night.
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Around the Block: Amelia Earhart's Birthplace and Atchison, Kansas

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Oct 11th 2013 01:00 PM
Amelia Earhart Home - Atchison, Kansas
Franklin B Thompson, Flickr

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.
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Man vs. Pigeons in Venice's Piazza San Marco

by Zach Everson. Posted Sep 11th 2013 11:00 AM
Children playing with pigeons in front of Piazza San Marco's 11th century Basilica di San Marco, Venice's cathedral since 1807.
Getty Images

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.
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Step Back In Time On The Upper Peninsula's Mackinac Island

by MapQuest Discover. Posted Jul 9th 2013 09:11 AM
Mackinac Island

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.
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Escape to Maine's Southport Island

by MapQuest Discover. Posted Jul 1st 2013 02:29 PM
Southport Island boats

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.
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Summer in Italy: What to Do in Rome, Venice, Florence and Beyond

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 4th 2013 01:00 PM
Amalfi Coast Italy map

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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Road Trip: Driving the Prairie

by Sophia Dembling. Posted May 28th 2013 04:00 PM

Unlike mountains and ocean, the prairie doesn't get right up in your face and flaunt its beauty. It requires that you slow down and pay attention. You have to take the time to watch the light change on undulating oceans of gold. Walk out into it, where the sea reveals itself to be a hundred different grasses and flowers. Sit quietly and listen to bird songs, the buzz of bees, the gentle rustle of grasses and wildflowers in the breeze, and smell the sun-baked earth.
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Cottonwood Falls, Kansas: Prairie Road Trip Day Two

by Sophia Dembling. Posted May 28th 2013 04:00 PM
Cottonwood Falls Kansas
Red Cloud is practically walking distance to the border with Kansas. The drive southeast to Cottonwood Falls (above) is an easy 4 hours past farm and prairie, and on the way you can take a quick detour to visit the high and windy geographical center of the lower 48 states, near Lebanon, Kansas.
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