Holocaust survivors get free dental work for lingering effects of internment

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - As they age, their teeth can end up at the bottom of their health care to-do list.

Theme parks aim to fight the lines

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla.-It's one of theme parks' biggest challenges: finding ways to ease the pain of waiting in line.

Bainbridge Island is so close, yet it feels so far

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The Seattle waterfront wants you. Especially the Seattle Aquarium (Pier 59) and the Seattle Great Wheel (Pier 57), whose bright lights can be seen for miles. But if you're there when the weather is mild, you might want to consider Pier 52, the ferry terminal.

Ometepe, Nicaragua, remains an unspoiled island

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Picking out the visitors who have labored their way to the top of one of the two volcanoes on this tiny island in Lake Nicaragua is not difficult. Just look for the people relaxing as aggressively as possible.

Looking for fall color? Head to the eastern Sierra

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

BISHOP, Calif.-Clouds quilted the sky, swaddling the sun and leaving the jutting mountainsides of the Inyo National Forest above Bishop with a forbidding, slate-gray backdrop.

Tips on how to get around Pike Place Market

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The Pike Place Market Historic District (85 Pike Place; (206) 682-7453, www.pikeplacemarket.org covers 9 acres and includes more than 200 vendors. The heart of the place for most tourists is just beneath the big orange Public Market Center sign and clock. Do pose for a photo with Rachel, the bronze charity piggy bank. Keep an eye out for flying fish (Pike Place Fish Market is a short toss away) and listen for music; buskers love this spot.

Winchester Mystery House is beautifully weird and creepy

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif.-The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose is fascinating to all kinds of people. Except for perhaps one type ...

Three top spots for ocean storm-watching getaways

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

SEATTLE-The dark, rain-sodden days of November and the rest of the gloomy winter months are coming up fast. If you can't escape to somewhere sunny, you may as well embrace the foul weather and take a storm-watching vacation.

Pike Place Market, through the years

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Pike Place Market, through the years

All the news that fits, all the gum that sticks

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

SEATTLE-Lee Lauckhart carries all the printed news that'll fit into his little stand, First & Pike News, at Pike Place Market. One of his big sellers? The raw components of the Seattle's nearby Gum Wall.