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  • Historic German library restores rare Copernicus book after blaze

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A historic library in Germany that was ravaged by fire in 2004 has restored 118,000 books including a 471-year-old copy of astronomer Copernicus' work in which he argued the sun, not the earth, was the centre of the universe. The...
  • A bike spin through France's Loire Valley

    "Follow me," I said to my fiancé, Carlos, as we hopped on our rental bikes in Orléans, just one hour south of Paris on the high-speed Train à Grande Vitesse. "Anywhere!" he replied. Once a playground for the French noblesse, the beautiful surroundings...
  • 10 iconic Caribbean sights to see on your next vacation

    10 iconic Caribbean sights to see on your next vacation
    Florida’s “backyard,” the Caribbean, is filled with iconic sights. Here are our 10 favorites — in no particular order — you may wish to check out during your next cruise or trip to the islands: ·Dunn’s River Falls,...
  • Deforestation contributed to India's deadly mudslide, experts say

    Deforestation contributed to India's deadly mudslide, experts say
    A massive landslide that swallowed 44 houses in an Indian village might have been averted, or at least minimized, if basic environmental standards had been employed, environmentalists and geologists said as the death toll climbed to 134 on Tuesday. More...
  • Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'

    Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'
    A new book on the history of German food arrived in my mailbox the other day. Not exactly the stuff of summer daydreams. Nevertheless, I picked it up, poured a glass of Riesling and started leafing through it. Before long, I was hooked. For example,...
  • Traveling to Bordeaux? The city has refined its flavor

    Traveling to Bordeaux? The city has refined its flavor
    It was raining when I landed at Bordeaux's airport, and I couldn't find the shuttle bus. Claudia, from Santa Barbara and studying at the University of Bordeaux, came to my rescue. How did she like living here? "I love it," she said. "I think it...
  • China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations

    China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations
    The last exhibit room at the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall in west Beijing opens with a panel proclaiming: "Chinese and Japanese People Should Be Friends Forever." But in recent months, curators at the museum dedicated to Japan's 1931-...
  • The vineyard landscape of Piedmont is now a World Heritage Site

    The vineyard landscape of Piedmont is now a World Heritage Site
    If you ever needed and excuse to open that precious bottle of Barbaresco or Barolo you’ve been keeping for a special moment, this is it: The vineyard landscape of Piedmont in northern Italy has just been officially added to the list of UNESCO...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'

    Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'
    Listen to Splash Mountain! No, not the Splash Mountain in Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we're actually in Norway touring the gorgeous fjords with Adventures by Disney where one waterfall is bigger and more awesome than the next. In less than an hour...
  • Bordeaux history notes

    Bordeaux history notes
    Bits and pieces about Bordeaux: •It sits on the Garonne River and has been an important port at least since Romans came here, about 56 BC. Before long, viticulture took root. •In 1154, England took control when Henry II ascended to the...
  • Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX

    Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX
    If you’re willing to bundle up and don't mind the cold, Pacific Delight Tours has an airfare-included tour in December that highlights major attractions in Japan and China. The 10-day excursion begins in Tokyo, where you will have a full day to...
  • 'The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram' collects Iowa bookseller's musings

    'The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram' collects Iowa bookseller's musings
    A bookseller's nightmare is staring at an empty store, hoping a customer appears. To pass the time, some play solitaire, solve crosswords or scan publishers' catalogs. Paul Ingram writes clerihews. "Cleri-whose?" you may ask. These are poems, four-...