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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017

In this photo taken Feb. 17, 2017, the Apollo 11 capsule sits in the restoration hanger at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., ahead of a planned four-city tour. The airplane at left is the only aircraft in the Smithsonian’s collection that was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the day the naval base at the harbor was attacked by Japan. (Jessica Gresko / AP)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 11:21 A.M.

DC-based for decades, Apollo 11 capsule to go on road trip

The capsule, named “Columbia,” went on a tour of U.S. capitals following its historic role in the mission to the moon. But since then it has made its home at the Smithsonian in Washington. On Wednesday, officials announced a four-city road tour ahead of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 2019. The capsule will visit museums in Houston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Seattle as part of a new exhibit:

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SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017

SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017

SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 10 A.M.

Following the Frommers: Famous guidebook has been leading travelers for 60 years

This year the legendary travel guidebook writer Arthur Frommer celebrates 60 years since the publication of his 1957 book, “Europe on $5 a Day.” Frommer began writing about travel while serving in the U.S. Army in Europe in the 1950s. When his book of travel advice for American soldiers sold out, he launched what became one of the travel industry’s best-known brands.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017

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SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016

This Sept. 15, 2016,  photo shows the Staten Island Ferry approaching lower Manhattan in New York. Riding the Staten Island Ferry is one of New York City’s greatest free attractions, with wonderful views of Lower Manhattan and New York Harbor. (Mark Lennihan / AP)

SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 10 A.M.

Secrets of a Big Apple Greeter: Tips for first-timers in NYC

As a native New Yorker, a licensed city tour guide and a volunteer Big Apple Greeter, I’ve answered lots of questions from tourists over the years. Among them: “Is it safe to drink the water?” (Yes.) “What does ‘curb your dog’ mean?” (Dogs should not use sidewalks as a bathroom.) And my favorite: “Where are all the supermodels?” (I don’t know.)

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SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016


SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016

Jessica Lippincott, education director, inspects one of the many dig sites at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming. (Steve Johnson / The Washington Post)

SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016

A real Jurassic park lies underground at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center

It was about an hour into our dig under the blazing Wyoming sun that my 6-year-old, Henry, cried out, “I found one!” The geologist working alongside him, Angela Reddick, cocked her head, raised her eyebrows and stepped off her small pad to inch in for a closer look. I was skeptical. Already, 4-year-old Silas and I, working nearby, had found scores of “bones,” only to hear the disappointing verdict that they were rocks.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016

Tourists admire the Chile Building in Hamburg, northern Germany. (Frank Jordans / AP)

SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, NOON

Visiting Hamburg: Chocolate, coffee and trade, then and now

For centuries, the port city of Hamburg was a powerhouse in maritime trade. These days, Germany’s second-largest city is still the country’s main entry point for exotic goods. But it’s also a magnet for foodies, fans of the arts and folks who prefer to wander rather than powerwalk their way around a new destination.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016

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