Trains trips take you into the heart of West Virginia

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

For a taste of the golden age of train travel, when passengers enjoyed a relaxing meal and beautiful scenery on their way from Point A to Point B, hop on board a train operated by West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventures.

The Nazis tried to silence Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Now a researcher aims to bring that to light

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Nazi crimes against visual art are easy to grasp. We can see images of paintings they stole. We can read about court battles Holocaust victims and their heirs sometimes have fought to get them back.

Put-in-Bay is Ohio's party island

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

The party starts early en route to Lake Erie's South Bass Island.

Shipwrecks, lighthouses in spotlight at Toledo's National Museum of the Great Lakes

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

There have been 8,000 shipwrecks on the Great Lakes.

Atop a mountain, a quaint B&B

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

The Warfield House is everything you'd imagine a bed-and-breakfast would be: a Victorian home with a wraparound porch, stained-glass windows and organic soaps and shampoos. Homemade breakfast, coffee and tea are served daily, and guests are welcome to peruse the house's many nooks and crannies, solve jigsaw puzzles or sit on one of the rocking chairs on the front porch.

Near Hollywood sign, few fans of tourist vans

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

It wasn't the kind of Hollywood experience that the French tourists were hoping for.

Diagon Alley adds new magic to Universal Orlando

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Rachel diMonda, 20, stood at a medallion in the ground labeled "Meteolojinx" and waved her wand left, then right.

Secrets of the North Carolina Coast

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Jason Frye moved to Wilmington, N.C., in 2002 to attend grad school - and never left. As a freelance writer, he has visited and written about the 301-mile coastline and the mainland behind it.

Cyclist seeks place to crash, in a good way, via free lodging network

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

A couple of aspects of this shower were worth noting.

West Virginia's West Fork Rail Trail follows streams through Allegheny Mountains

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

The West Fork Rail Trail is one the sweetest rail trails in West Virginia.