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Finding the aloha spirit in three Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands hold a special, almost mystical, appeal for many mainland Americans and Asian visitors, myself included. Recently I traveled to Oahu, the Big Island and Kauai to see which island I liked best, and to discover new places to stay and activities not to be missed.

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Museum of the Bible becomes a star attraction for tour groups

Morning began with a daily devotion on the tour bus bound from Richmond, Virginia, to the nation’s capital. Katherine Webster, 85, a retired schoolteacher from Jackson, Mississippi, and her three adoring nieces set their pitches and broke into song, blending their voices on “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “Take the Name of Jesus with You” in splendid four-part harmony.

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How to avoid flying in the dreaded middle seat

Flying in the middle seat is rarely a pleasant experience, but it’s considerably worse when you never saw it coming. While many airlines allow you to select a non-middle seat ahead of time, even that strategy isn’t fool-proof.

Winter driving tips for motorists heading to higher elevations

Public Information Officer Liza Whitmore interviews Donner Pass Maintenance Superintendent Dave Wood who shares important tips for motorists heading to higher elevations this winter.
McClatchy California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)