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Resort photo tour: St. Petersburg’s classic Don CeSar

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide An aerial view of the Loews Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach.(Photo: Loews Don CeSar Hotel) When it opened in 1928 on the Gulf of Mexico in St. Pete Beach, Fla., the … Continue reading

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Takeout windows trend in America's food cities

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Moruno is located in L.A.’s Original Farmers Market, so diners can combine takeout with hours spent exploring the market. Moruno’s cuisine shows Spanish, Moorish and North African influences, with lots of grill-fired dishes.(Photo: … Continue reading

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Ask the Captain: Why is there no window next to my seat?

Airplane manufacturers place windows in locations where there is little stress. The shape ensures cracking does not occur due to pressurization cycles.(Photo: Roberto Lo Savio, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Question: I recently flew from DCA to SLC and requested a window.  When … Continue reading

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Lake Charles trifecta: Birds, boudin and fishing

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide By the time most northbound birds reach the Louisiana coast they have been flying for 500 or more miles across the Gulf of Mexico, one likely reason why so many different species have … Continue reading

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Baby panda alert! Toronto Zoo has 9-month-old twins

Jia Panpan, one of the cubs at the Toronto Zoo in June 2016.(Photo: C. Thompson, Toronto Zoo) If the kids — or you — have panda fever after watching Po and his pals in the Kung Fu Panda 3 movie, … Continue reading

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Zion National Park: 10 tips for your visit to the park

In Southern Utah, Zion National Park and its 229 square miles of towering cliff walls, narrow canyons and absolutely stunning scenery lie about 300 miles from Salt Lake City and 160 miles from Las Vegas.(Photo: Utah Office of Tourism, Sandra … Continue reading

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Vinyl lives! 10 great record stores for a musical treasure hunt

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Jackpot Records in Portland, Ore., recently bought a collection of 125,000 records and has slowly been putting them out on the floor.(Photo: John Cranford) At a time when smartphone users can access hundreds … Continue reading

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Want to stay in Arizona's deepest, darkest hotel room?

The Cave Room at Grand Canyon Caverns is a comfortable platform suite sitting 220 feet below ground.(Photo: Grand Canyon Caverns) PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. — As the elevator rumbled down to its only stop, John Riffle wondered if the next several hours would … Continue reading

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50 state road trip: Fun things to do for under $20 in each state

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Oregon: Whether you enter on foot or by vehicle, Crater Lake is one of the coolest places to visit in Oregon. Renowned for its natural beauty, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in … Continue reading

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10Best: Enter #MyNationalPark photo contest

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25th! In celebration, we want to see your best photos from America’s national parks. Entering is simple, and winners will have their photos featured on USA TODAY 10Best on the National Park Service … Continue reading

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