SALOME CANYON, Ariz. (AP) - I was about to follow a man I'd just met through a sweltering desert, into the crevices of a canyon, over wet boulders, down a waterfall, through a bone-chilling creek, down rock faces and up through the desert again.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Traveling with a pet isn't easy, since there are more rules than destinations. Kelly E. Carter, president of thejetsetpets.com and AOL's resident pet travel expert, and Sheron Long, frequent international traveler and author of "Dog Trots Globe - To Paris and Provence," share their tips:
Back when visitors drove just south of Los Angeles to what was then called Marineland of the Pacific, the general feeling was this spectacular piece of the California coastline was ideal for a major theme park focused on marine life. The broad vistas and panoramic view of the ocean just seemed to be the perfect backdrop.
When the producers of TV's Murder She Wrote were looking for the perfect stand-in for the fictional New England coastal village of Cabot Cove, they found it about 3,000 miles this side of the East Coast in the Northern California community of Mendocino. So it's no mystery that, with all of the TV exposure, Mendocino has become one of the most popular getaways on the California coast.
October 31, 2012|
By CARY ORDWAY
|On The Road
HOUSTON (AP) - Some might prepare for the end of the world by checking off items on their bucket list. But at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, curators are launching an exhibit designed to demystify the Maya and debunk the myth that the ancient culture predicted doomsday on Dec. 21, 2012.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The act of Congress is in the books, the bills are paid, the sculptures are being cast, and one of the biggest parades in the world will start a glory tour and countdown to dedication.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and to British Columbia's snow-covered slopes by snowmobile.