Thursday, October 30, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Travel

STRONG CITY, Kan. (AP) - Stand here in a field of tall, windblown grass and wildflowers, and twirl around like a child. It's like being inside a prairie snow globe: You're surrounded by a sea of green, brown and yellow grass, with a blue-sky dome above.
GLEN ECHO, Md. (AP) - Last chance to learn about the Angel of the Battlefield, Clara Barton, before the house where she lived and ran the American Red Cross closes indefinitely for renovations.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marty Garrett and Salumeh Eslamieh gave up their garage for Hello Kitty.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Taylor Swift is getting double the love from Madame Tussauds wax museum with her figure being unveiled in both Washington and Hollywood.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - In the two millennia between ancient Israel and its modern rebirth, Jews never enjoyed as much political autonomy as they did in Poland, a land that centuries later would become intrinsically linked to the Holocaust.
The Lanna Kathina Ceremony takes place around the Loy Krathong and Yi Peng holidays each year and marks the end of Buddhist lent when monks are offered new robes.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches.
In March, I flew to Georgia to embark on an epic adventure to hike the Appalachian Trail. It was an amazing experience on which I met interesting and inspirational people and gazed upon breathtaking vistas very few people will ever see. It was not all sunny days and effortless descents, however. After about two months and 500 miles, I decided to end my journey. It was a combination of nagging injuries and a realization that trail life wasn't for me, at least not four more months of it.
MONTALCINO, Italy (AP) - Walking from the towns of Buonconvento to Montalcino as part of a weeklong trek through Tuscany, I was faced with a tough decision.
 
Kansas prairie park's windblown grass and wildflowers