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Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Tiesto

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One of music's most prominent DJs, Tiesto has earned his nickname as the Godfather of EDM. The Dutch DJ, born Tijs Michiel Verwest, was performing in European stadiums long before it became cool to be a fan of hipsters such as Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix. Of his many concerts, Tiesto, 49, says performing at the 2004 Olympics in Athens was a ...Read more

Feel the pull of the prairie on a uniquely American safari in Montana

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Bison run faster than humans, I thought on my morning jog, as I panted down the slope.

They weigh more too -- around 1,400 pounds. One of those beasts could crush me flat and not even notice.

I ran a little distance before looking back at the low ridge, where 50 or 60 bison posed like breathing statues, the morning sun lighting up the smoky ...Read more

Taking the Kids: What's new in the Big Apple this summer

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Fun! Not only can you experience the largest interactive museum of miniatures in the world -- more than 1,000 trains, 12,000 wagons, 10,000 cars and trucks and 100,000 people -- but now, thanks to 3-D printing, you can have yourself scanned so that a mini version of your family can be permanently included in the displays.

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His musical movements jazz up the thrill ride

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Michael Giacchino has won Oscar, Emmy and Grammy statuettes throughout his career, but there's one brag-worthy feat that likely won't be found on his resume: The composer has the ability to ride roller coasters nearly a dozen times back to back without getting motion sickness.

"I've always been OK with riding things like that or being at ...Read more

9 unexpected urban beaches around the world

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Cities like Miami, San Diego and Honolulu are beloved for their combination of urban pleasures and oceanside beauty. There, upscale dining and lively bars lie a short distance from a soft blanket of sand and beautiful waters. Well, while you may not realize it, cities like Paris and Berlin have beaches, too. Though they're not necessarily known ...Read more

Toy Story Land comes to life at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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We're learning that Andy is smart. The boy who owns Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear, he made only brief appearances in the Toy Story movies, a supporting character while his toys were the leads. But looking at the new Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios, which according to Disney's back story Andy created in his own backyard, we ...Read more

Legoland's most costly attraction yet — an 'undersea' submarine ride — opens

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When SeaWorld San Diego unveiled its now closed Submarine Quest attraction last year, passengers quickly discovered that the closest they were going to get to seeing sea life during the three-minute long ride was a brief encounter with a digital version of a giant octopus in a darkened enclosure.

Not so for Legoland California, which is ...Read more

Florida towns' claims to fame: We're No. 1

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Florida is known for making headlines -- alligators end up in swimming pools, iguanas come out of toilets and people are always in the news for outrageous crimes. And with all the funny stories come interesting titles and nicknames for the cities within.

Here are some Florida towns and cities and what they're famous for.

Apopka: Because of its...Read more

Bastille Day: France's party for the people

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For the ultimate summer party in France, visit during Bastille Day, the country's Independence Day. This July 14 holiday is celebrated with gusto, with all-night parties, picnics and fireworks. And the fun permeates the country, from tiny towns to Paris.

The day marks the symbolic start of the French...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With I.M of Monsta X

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Rapper I.M is used to traveling around the world with his group Monsta X and says he's excited about returning to the United States, where he spent part of his childhood. "I'm sad we won't get to play in Boston," says I.M, 22, who was born Chang-kyun Im. "But I'm happy we will get to see so many of our American fans." The K-Pop group's world ...Read more

Yosemite National Park offers electronic park entrance passes

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The number of public lands and national parks offering electronic visitor passes and permits is growing.

Yosemite National Park, in California, recently announced that it has joined the YourPassNow program, which offers visitors new digital passes. Yosemite began offering the passes June 21.

Through YourPassNow, those planning to visit a ...Read more

Taking the Kids: To Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation

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A soldier, a privateer, an army camp follower, a prisoner and a slave. Those were just a few of the roles kids and teens routinely took on during Revolutionary times. "Many children were swept up in the drama of the American Revolution," explained Dr. Elizabeth Grant, the director of education at the immersive homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2096639">Read more

Coachella's siren song attracts chic new resort

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Every year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and its sister country music event bring hundreds of thousands of revelers to the desert, far from the trendy restaurants, hotels and other attractions in a resurgent Palm Springs, Calif.

Now, a developer group with a celebrity pedigree is building a sprawling 35-acre resort featuring a ...Read more

Scotland's most intoxicating places

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When I was in Scotland recently updating my guidebook, I came to a sobering conclusion -- this is a land of booze geeks. Some of my favorite discoveries have been inviting whisky bars and historic distilleries, run by people evangelical about Scotland's favorite beverage. When it rains -- as it often does -- the showers elicit a cheery "That's ...Read more

Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Jenn Lyon

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Born and raised in North Carolina, actress Jenn Lyon says she tries to head back home for the holidays. But when she can't, she brings family to her. "One year, I was doing a play in Philadelphia and couldn't leave," says Lyon, who is one of the stars of the TNT series, "Claws." "So my mama came to Philly and we stomped around in the cold ...Read more

Go around the world in these 5 Chicago neighborhoods

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The modest "kitchen," if it could be called that, had drawn a crowd.

Under the shade of a white plastic tent, a man and woman bowed over a grill, flipping tortillas. Fragrant smoke spiraled into the air. A cluster of diners stood in the street, eagerly awaiting their prizes.

"Try one of these quesadillas, chica," a man observing the operation ...Read more

The Indianapolis 500 is awesome, but there's a lot more to do in this Midwestern Venice

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INDIANAPOLIS -- It was quite the scene. Thor aka Chris Hemsworth dropped the green flag. Kelly Clarkson sang the National Anthem. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers cheered on his girlfriend Danica Patrick. "Dancing With the Stars" alum Helio Castroneves hoped for his fourth victory -- a feat which would ensure him "legend" status.

Oh ...Read more

Around the World: Alaska is Hot Destination That’s Cool for Cruising

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All across the continental US, the weather is hot, with daytime temperatures averaging around 80 degrees. Alaska is hot, too.
But hot in Alaska is all about the state’s status as a tourist destination, not the summer temperature, which is about 20 degrees lower than that in the lower 48.

Alaska is the nation’s ...Read more

Pixar Pier tells a whole new story

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The early days of Disney's California Adventure theme park next door to Disneyland boasted a number of peculiar design choices: a paparazzi-themed family ride, a coaster alluding to reckless drivers on Mulholland Drive and an extreme sports story line to its rafting ride.

Most of the above has been removed or fixed over the park's 17 years. ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Summer fun and July 4 at Vail Mountain

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Lemonade, anyone? We were among the gaggle of parents, kids, grandparents and dogs decked out in our patriotic best, milling around on the pedestrian path in Vail, Colorado, waiting for the traditional Vail America Days Fourth of July parade to begin.

"Half the people in town march in it, and the other half watch," laughed Ellen ...Read more