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10 great places to see spring wildflowers

PHOTOS: Bask in the beauty of wildflowers MORE: Expert picks and themed lists Mount Rainier, Wash.  It was the spectacular floral display on this Pacific Northwest volcano that inspired Gibbons to write his book. “It’s fabulous. I’ve been about four times.” The easiest sites to visit are Paradise Meadows and Sunrise, but don’t plan to […]

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T Magazine: The Campster | Cold Spring, N.Y.

Photographs by Chris Pinkus Even during this mild winter, there is on occasion enough snow on the ground for a little snowshoeing in the Hudson River Valley. And Bull Hill, just north of Cold Spring, N.Y., makes for an especially tranquil outing. Also called Mount Taurus, it’s as pretty as any of the peaks that […]

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Travel insurance loophole devastates B.C. couple

The travel health insurance that millions of Canadians buy may offer no protection at all if they answer a single question incorrectly — no matter how innocent the error — on a medical questionnaire full of convoluted language, confusing clauses and tricky definitions. For some people, the result can be financial ruin when their claims […]

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Big ideas in novel stand test of time

“John Carter,” Disney’s $250 million, 3-D sci-fi epic that opens today, is based on a novel, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Princess of Mars,” that is 100 years old and already was a little dated when it came out. Burroughs, better known for his Tarzan saga, published it in monthly installments in the All-Story Magazine starting in […]

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New Mississippi riverboat nears completion

The construction of the first new paddle wheeler designed for overnight travel on America’s rivers in nearly 20 years reached a major milestone in recent days as its paddle wheel was eased into place. American Cruise Lines says the 150-passenger Queen of the Mississippi, currently under construction at a shipyard in Maryland, remains well on […]

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A Ritz-Carlton among Lehman Bros.’ last assets

A few luxury hotels, including a Ritz-Carlton, are among the last holdings of Lehman Bros., the investment bank that filed the largest bankruptcy case in U.S. history, kicking off the 2008 financial crisis, the Associated Press reports. In April, the bank will begin selling off its final properties as it prepares to exit Chapter 11 […]

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Could new megaresort be Atlantic City’s game-changer?

The ultra-contemporary, curvy glass-and-steel oceanfront complex — the most costly resort built here — aims to rise above the competition and attract a more upscale clientele to a historic gaming destination undergoing a much-needed face lift in a bid for survival. Due to open in stages April 2 at the southern end of the Boardwalk, […]

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36 Hours in Tallinn, Estonia

The spire of St. Olaf’s church rises above buildings in the old town area of Tallinn, Estonia.

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It’s a Snap: Travel photos from around the world

  Submitted by Jeremy Jones / UGC The smiling faces of Bayan in the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park in Cambodia. Our readers have submitted some inspiring photos from around the world. This week’s gallery features images from Cambodia to New Zealand, Switzerland to Timbuktu and other stunning settings.  Scroll through this impressive set of images […]

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Costa cancels Red Sea cruises in wake of fire

Costa Cruises is temporarily suspending Red Sea cruises on one of its ships, the Costa Voyager, as it redeploys the vessel to Europe to take the place of the fire-damaged Costa Allegra. The 927-passenger Costa Voyager is roughly the same size as the Costa Allegra, which can hold 1,000 passengers, and will begin sailing the […]

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