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Top 10 highlights of San Francisco

You may think you know San Francisco from social media (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest all began here, after all) but for the real thing – the mouth-watering cuisine, ear-tingling performances and truly joyous celebrations of individuality – you have to be here. But where do you start …

Just got back? Time to plan your next vacation

I just returned from a holiday.<p>This may not seem surprising, given our national propensity to fly south as fast as we can check our winter coats and whip our flip-flops out of carry-on.<p>Still, it may come as a surprise to my associates to know that I was away. I spoke to them regularly in my virtual …

Tourists test Death Valley heat wave from their air-conditioned cars

Associated Press photographer Chris Carlson is no stranger to heat. He grew up just outside Palm Springs, Calif. On Friday, he returned to his desert …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

In search of the California sea otter

Thought to be extinct 100 years ago, wildlife lovers can find the world’s entire population of this keystone species along a 200-mile stretch of California’s central coast.<p>The central California coast is known for its beautiful beaches, soaring cliffs, towering redwoods and world-class surf breaks. …

Santa Cruz

The City in the Clouds: Dubai Photographed from the 85th Floor

So how high do you have to be to walk above the clouds? 85th floor, that’s the answer. German photographer Sebastian Opitz has been getting up at 4 …

Street Art Using Old Socks Pops Up At Santa Monica's Ozone Park: - Santa Monica Mirror

Residents of the Borderline Neighborhood in Santa Monica were greeted by a new form of street art on Saturday morning.<p>Woven in to the fence of quaint …

Yosemite

Com'è cambiato Disneyland - Il Post

Un sito accosta vecchie foto di parchi e attrazioni Disney con le immagini di come sono oggi

10 years later, tourism survived the New York City smoking ban

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg marked the tenth anniversary on Wednesday of his ban on smoking in bars and restaurants with a report saying …