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The Magnificent Maya of Guatemala

Scott S. Smith | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Scott S. Smith

You've probably never thought about going to Guatemala, so it will come as a surprise to be told that in a few years it is going to one of the world's hot destinations (that is, for anyone bored by lying on beaches, eating at restaurants, and shopping at malls that can just as easily be found at home).

Baltimore's Star-Spangled Story

WHERE | Posted 11.08.2014 | Travel

The sight that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen what became the national anthem? A giant American flag above Baltimore's Fort McHenry on Sept. 14, 1814, signaling the city's rebuff of the mighty British navy during the War of 1812.

The Perfect Place To Channel Your Inner Pirate

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel

If your childhood dreams of becoming a pirate are still alive and well, you must make a visit to the remains of the Peter Iredale Shipwreck. The w...

PHOTOS: Philly's Hidden History

Posted 03.07.2013 | Travel

That Philadelphia is packed with history has never been in doubt: Ben Franklin would be plenty even if the city hadn't been the capital of the United ...

Visiting Edgar Allan Poe In Baltimore

Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel

For decades, the notorious "Poe Toaster" would arrive at the Baltimore grave of Edgar Allan Poe with cognac and three roses on the day of Poe's birth,...

Even More Labor Day Travel Ideas

Tracy Christoph | Posted 10.29.2012 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

Autumn is my favorite time for short weekend or day escapes. So many towns have seasonal celebrations from craft and farmer's markets to state fairs and sprawling corn mazes. These day- or weekend-long festivals are such a lovely way to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of fall.

Travelogue: 100th Anniversary Of Machu Picchu Discovery

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 03.16.2012 | Travel
Olga Bonfiglio

Machu Picchu sits 9,090 feet above sea level and 300 miles south of Lima. It is one of the most visited places in South America with 250,000 visitors per year

PHOTOS: Santa Fe: A Historical And Cultural Wonder

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 03.06.2012 | Travel
Olga Bonfiglio

As the second oldest city in the United States, Santa Fe celebrates its past through art, music and numerous museums. Here's a look at the many things that make it such a wonderful place to visit.

A Thanksgiving Tour Of Plymouth Plantation

Posted 11.22.2011 | Travel

As the story goes, Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts marks the spot where the pilgrims first came ashore in 1620 after fleeing England in searc...

PHOTOS: 12 Of The 'Great Places Of History'

Posted 11.17.2011 | Travel

A new book from TIME explores 100 of the places where the course of world history has changed -- or one day will. Herewith, an excerpt from the editor...