Never too late: Creative tips for nabbing a campsite

Think outside of the tent, so to speak, and look for campgrounds run by low-profile agencies in places you’ve never been.

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Eiffel Tower closed amid anger about pickpockets

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily. The walkout came a day after Paris authorities said crime against tourists in the French capital had dropped this year thanks to reinforced police presence and...

Jersey shore still recovering as 3rd post-Sandy summer nears

With the third summer after Hurricane Sandy nearly here, the Jersey shore is still recovering despite the substantial progress that has been made in the 2½ years since October 2012. The federal government has awarded New Jersey $4.1 billion in Community Development Block Grant funds for disaster recovery; $1.64 billion has been given to homeowners...

Mayflower II back in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for summer

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the Mayflower is back at home in Massachusetts for the busy summer tourist season. The ship has been undergoing renovations at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut since December as part of a multiyear plan. Officials hope to have the ship repaired by 2020 — the 400th anniversary of the...