How to explore New England’s most magnificent historic homes

How to explore New England's most magnificent historic homes

If walls could talk: Open marriages, the fortunes (and follies) of powerful men and great literary works are baked into the historic homes that riddle New England. This summer, many well-known and lesser-known mansions (but nonetheless significant) spreads are open to visitors to tour — and even to sleep in. Novelist Edith Wharton (of “The … Read more

Vatican says they’re gifts; Indigenous groups want them back

Vatican says they're gifts;  Indigenous groups want them back

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican Museums are home to some of the most magnificent artworks in the world, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to ancient Egyptian antiquities and a pavilion full of papal chariots. But one of the museum’s least-visited collections is becoming its most contested before Pope Francis’ trip to Canada. The Vatican’s Anima … Read more

Everything to Know Before Visiting Vatican City

Everything to Know Before Visiting Vatican City

Every day, 25,000 people flock inside the walls of Vatican City, the smallest country in the world stuck directly in the middle of Rome. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, art lover, going on a pilgrimage, or just want to check it off your travel bucket list, the Vatican is a must-see. It is home to … Read more