American Revolution Museum winning battle for tourists

FILE - This April 4, 2017, file photo shows a display of weapons used during the Revolutionary War, including a fife and drum, at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The museum, which celebrates its first anniversary on April 19, has met expectations and it is in a healthy financial position. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Museum of the American Revolution is a year old this month and officials say it has landed a decisive victory in capturing tourists’ attention in a city with lots of revolutionary competition.

Sherpa guide prepares to summit Everest for 22nd time

In this March 26, 2018 photo, Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, 48, poses for a photograph at his rented apartment in Kathmandu, Nepal. Rita, who is one of just three people to scale Mount Everest 21 times, is about to attempt a record-breaking 22nd summit. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Three men have climbed to the top of the world 21 times, all of them mountain guides who grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest. Two of these famed Sherpa guides have retired. But 48-year-old Kami Rita says he’ll be summiting Everest for years to come.

In Kiev, borscht, Maidan and a trip to Chernobyl

This Sept. 21, 2017 photo shows Saint Andrew's Church in Kiev, Ukraine. The 18th century Baroque stunner is by Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli. (AP Photo/Nicole Evatt)

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Through years of political upheaval and economic turmoil, Ukraine’s capital city, Kiev, has remained a vibrant, engaging place to visit. For travelers, its food and culture rival the best of Europe at a fraction of the price.



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