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 Sunrise at Ras Al Jinz, a beach in Oman’s Al Sharqiyyah region where sea turtles lay eggs.

Sultanate of Oman is safe, laid-back

Oman, on the edge of the Arabian Peninsula, bewitches visitors with its striking beauty, mix of cultures and relaxed pace.

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 The Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is where you will find the four-story mill building that dates back to 1867. Today, you'll find a museum inside it with various implements, from a grain elevator to a roller mill. Visitors can watch corn ground into corn meal or take a guided tour of the entire mill.

Sites in southeastern Missouri shine in movie 'Gone Girl'

Sites in southeastern Missouri shine in movie “Gone Girl.”  Cape Girardeau plays the role of the fictional North Carthage.

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 Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. is Oct. 3-5.  Bluegrass musicians drop by regularly for jam sessions at Bellamy Hardware in Surgoinsville.

Storytelling Festival draws crowds to Tennessee

Jonesborough has bestowed upon itself the somewhat immodest title of “Storytelling Capital of the World.”

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 Immigrants from France and Scotland brought their Celtic music traditions to Cape Breton.

Cape Breton celebrates Celtic music

Cape Breton’s mash-up of bluegrass and Brigadoon resounds through pubs and church halls each summer.

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 Cabot Links: Designed by the creator of Bandon Dunes and opened in 2012, Cabot Links in Inverness, Cape Breton has won acclaim as an authentic links course.

Cape Breton's views cap the New Scotland

A weeklong June drive around Cape Breton was counterclockwise and counterintuitive.

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 Interior of Memorial Church of Our Father — an unexpected, gorgeous Gothic Revival gem in Foxburg, Clarion County.

Foxburg is a great place to visit all year long

The Clarion County town is gorgeous even when foliage isn’t at its peak.

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Travel Notes: Pros, cons considered for phone calls in air

The FCC took the first step toward allowing cellphone calls on planes in December.

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 The Grand Cascade at Peterhof Palace, built on the Gulf of Finland for Peter the Great .

Russian cruise breaks down barriers

A two-week cruise through Russia for a group from Pittsburgh presents a fascinating journey through one of the world’s pivotal nations.

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 The Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in Halifax pays homage to native son and Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.

A shrine to Sidney Crosby in Halifax

Sidney Crosby’s hometown of Halifax honors the Penguins captain in a Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame display.

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Bag checkers were bonus to travelers

Whatever happened to those folks who checked bag tags?

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View fliers' inappropriate behavior online

Public shaming among airline travelers increases as passengers and flight attendants post photos of inappropriate behavior online.

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 The spicier-than-usual chicken at Gus's World Famous Chicken in the heart of Memphis, Tenn., is seasoned with cayenne. It can be ordered a la carte or as a platter with baked beans, cole slaw and white bread.

What we ate in Memphis

At the Association of Food Journalists conference, the Pittsburgh contingent ate very well.

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 Cos­tumes in­clud­ing Lady Edith’s wed­ding dress are on ex­hibit in "Costumes of Downton Abbey" at Winterthur through Jan. 4.

Forty costumes worn by 'Downton Abbey' cast on exhibit at Winterthur, the former du Pont estate

Lady Mary’s beaded spider web gown, Lady Sybil’s harem pants and Lady Edith’s wedding gown are included in a “Downton Abbey” exhibit.

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 One of the historic rooms at The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa in Delaware.

Former du Pont buildings now provide luxury stay

Buildings that housed du Pont employees have been transformed into The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa.

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 The Owl Cafe is located on Old Route 66 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Owl Cafe in New Mexico is a hoot

Owl Cafe knows how to serve up a green chili cheeseburger on Old Route 66.

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Let mourning begin for bereavement fares

A long-dwindling practice has nearly bottomed out in 2014, as most major American airlines have done away with breaks for grieving fliers.

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Travel notes: Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly passenger reports drop

If more passengers are having meltdowns over airline service, federal statistics do not show it.

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Design talks on tap at Winterthur

New fall lectures on the “Downton Abbey” exhibit are offered at Winterthur.

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 The California State Prison at San Quentin is home to a museum open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

As macabre destinations go, the museum at San Quentin State Prison is enjoyable

It lifts the veil off the mystique of California’s first prison, opened 162 years ago and looking every day its age.

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