Baden-Württemberg Journal: Design Driven Architecture in Old World Germany

Stuttgart's Kunstmuseum is a glass cube art museum on a historic, downtown square. (photo courtesy Kunstmuseum)

Baden-Württemberg Journal: Design Driven Architecture in Old World Germany BY RON BERNTHAL The area of southwest Germany, bordering France and Switzerland, is one of the oldest regions of the country, dating to the 12th century. Known today as the state … Continue reading

England’s Top Hotspots for 2014

In 2014, London marks the 100th anniversary since the start of World War I (the Great War) and the 300th anniversary of the accession of George I to the throne (© 2013 Dave E. Leiberman/news-photos-features.com).

From litera-tours through Hardy’s Dorset and Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon to top cycle rides in the wilds of Yorkshire and the curves of the Olympic velopark, here’s a sneak preview of England’s top hotspots for 2014. Set-Jetttings in Camber Sands/Rye Two big … Continue reading

New York State’s Path Through History Highlights Transportation Destinations, From the Erie Canal to Montauk Lighthouse

The Otisco, one of Mid-Lakes Navigation's specially designed canalboats, journeys on the Erie Canal © 2012 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Two years ago, we took a houseboat on the Erie Canal to discover -by bike and boat – this fascinating and scenic destination, that brought us to charming towns that had helped turn America into an industrial and economic world … Continue reading

ELEKTRO, World’s First Robot, Now on Permanent Display at Mansfield Ohio Museum

Despite his penchant for smoking and shameless flirting, the country’s oldest robot turns 75 this year. ELEKTRO, built by the Mansfield-based Westinghouse Electric Corp., was created to transform American homes. The walking, talking, cigarette-smoking robot debuted at the 1939 New … Continue reading

St. Simons, in Georgia’s Golden Isles, Lets You Explore Treasure Trove of American History

One of the most important historic attractions on St. Simons, Christ Church and cemetery is the link to so many of its key people and events © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

by Karen Rubin I hadn’t anticipated becoming so entranced by the history of  St. Simons Island, the largest of Georgia’s Golden Isles, when I came to experience The King & Prince Resort, which has been attracting guests since 1935. One … Continue reading

Known Worldwide as a Thrilling Natural Wonder, Luray Caverns Also Offers Dazzling Museum Collections in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

The Hamburg, VA Regular School, a one-room schoolhouse built around 1880, was the Page County "black" school. It is now part of the Luray Valley Museum © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com.

by Karen Rubin After the hour-long tour deep within the underground Wonderland of the Luray Caverns you come back up to the “world.” Your tour of the wondrous has only just begun. This is the yin-yang of Luray Caverns – … Continue reading

Luray Caverns Continues to Thrill Visitors with its Natural Wonder, Mystery in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Luray Caverns

Drawing visitors for more than 130 years, Luray is now a complete destination attraction with new museums, activities, lodging by Karen Rubin For more than 130 years, the Luray Caverns in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, has lured and dazzled people from … Continue reading