50 states in 6 years: Obama reaches travel milestone

President Obama became only the fourth president to visit all 50 states while in office. If you could travel like that, what would you most want to see?

U.S. rolls out welcome mat for China

This group of tourists from China taking in the sights of the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall National Memorial could be the...
Three photos of writers Cynthia Edul and Natasha Tiniacos (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

What’s it like to live with 28 strangers from all over...

At the 2014 Iowa International Writing Program, 29 international writers spent three months together learning about trends in literature — and each other.