The National Trust has chosen its Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2004. These are communities the Trust considers unique and well-preserved.

Astoria, Ore. The oldest U.S. settlement west of the Rockies; known for a bounty of historic sites and natural beauty.

Galena, Ill. Money from deposits of lead ore mined nearby lined the pockets of 19th century residents. Now the treasure is the town's spectacular architecture dating from those times.

Glenwood Springs, Colo. This resort community in a scenic mountain valley has links with the frontier past.

Guthrie, Okla. The territory's first capital.

Lewisburg, W.Va. Its charms includes Civil War history, arts and scenic splendor.

Macon, Ga. Thousands of historic buildings and charming neighborhoods.

Marshall, Mich. An open-air textbook of 19th-century American architecture.

Napa, Calif. A staging site for the Gold Rush.

New Paltz, N.Y. A college town with French Huguenot traditions.

Newport, R.I. A millionaire's playground in the 19th century.

Oberlin, Ohio. Often referred to as "the most cosmopolitan small town in America."

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Colonial architecture and historic sites.

More information: www.nationaltrust.org


Information about the Anti-Jet-Leg Diet developed by the Argonne National Laboratory is available on the Web at www.antijetlagdiet.com. The sites discusses food choices, caffeine use and alternating feast days with fast days a few days before you embark on your journey.


The Quilt Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts is Nov. 6 and 7. The date we listed in the Feb. 1 Travel Section was incorrect. Information on all the activities at this living history museum is available by calling 800-733-1830, or on the Web at www.osv.org.

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