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'Lemony Snicket' author sorry for 'racist' joke - CNN.com

One of Amazon.com's best books of 2014, Phil Klay's "Redeployment," is also the year's winner of the National Book Award for fiction. The short story collection is unflinching in its look at the realities of war and its effects on those fighting at the front lines. Klay, a Marine Corps vet who …

34 Best Travel Websites to Save You Money

Travel prices are flying up as the global economy improves and more people are spending to quench their wanderlust. But you can still find good deals …

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

Free Things to Do in Boston

TravelFree Things to Do<p>As any Red Sox fan knows, Boston is a baseball town. But it's more than that. As a hub for revolutionary thinking during the colonial period, Boston has a rich history that is easily accessible without having to purchase any museum tickets. The city offers contemporary cost …

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Best of the West: Sweden by the Sea

<i>By Stephanie Pearson</i><p>“Oysters always taste best when you open them yourself,” says Hanna Thorén Karlsson, as she throws a thick blond braid over her shoulder and grabs a bivalve from a bed of seaweed. With a move that would bloody a lesser shucker, she slices the oyster in half. “The first rule of …

Newfoundland and Labrador Coast

Locals here talk about “Iceberg Alley,” where massive chunks of ice arrive as if they are seasonal houseguests. Breaking apart from the Greenland ice shelf, mountainous frozen sculptures off <b>Newfoundland and Labrador’s</b> eastern shoreline arrive every spring and summer, smashing into bays and slowly …

Insiders Guide to Old Bangkok

Thailand’s capital is at its most evocative in the narrow lanes and streets of <b>Old Bangkok</b>, where a renaissance of small, owner-restored guesthouses is making it easy for visitors to experience the rich culture of everyday Thai life.<p>“Every traveler has a special place, a home away from home,” says</i> …

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The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …