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Aquatopia at Camelback Resort (Mt. Pocono)

Zachary Laks/Aquatopia

Calling all Northeastern thrill-seekers: the Poconos region is adding two more gargantuan destination resorts to its roster this summer. Newcomers Camelback Resort and Kalahari Resort both boast massive indoor waterparks that push the boundaries of wet-and-wild fun — joining the Poconos’ two existing indoor waterpark resorts that have been serving up excitement come rain or shine for years. The next time you’re looking for massive slides and epic wave pools, these are your options:

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Rock Hall Induction 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio

Laura Motta

When this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction airs on HBO on May 31, you’re actually seeing a taped version of the ceremony that took place on April 18 at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Why do they tape it? The answer is simple: The actual ceremony is five hours long. That’s what’s great about it. And if you want to attend a ceremony in the future – and have your own Cleveland rock-themed weekend — you can. Here’s how to do it.

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The Charles Hotel

If you’re craving a weekend escape that’s as cultured as it is cozy, Cambridge, Massachusetts just might be the New England getaway for you. Home to Harvard University and known as Boston’s Left Bank (sitting on the Charles River), the city holds a premium on all things intellectual, cobblestoned, and quaint. And, more likely than not, any visit to this part of town will get you in Harvard Square, the hub of the neighborhood. Here’s your cultural sampler to this little but very rich slice of Cambridge.

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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

To celebrate its one year anniversary, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is having a flash sale. This Saturday, May 30, snag rooms for just $111.11 per night and get a free bottle of champagne when you check in, too.

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Flickr/Maurizio Costanzo

Flickr Maurizio Constanzo

Being able to speak the language in a foreign country allows you to interact with locals and experience their culture on a deeper level. If you’re looking to beef up your espanol, try turning your next vacation into a learning experience by enrolling in a full-immersion program at one of these Spanish-speaking countries around the world.

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l'auberge de sedona, arizona

L’Auberge de Sedona

Sometimes, the best trip is the one you take with yourself. When you’re traveling solo, you get to explore a destination on your own terms with no compromise — and to fully engage with the destination. Here are just six places that we think are great for one.

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Santorini

Pixabay.com/dMz

Is there anything worse than a crowded beach? In some of the most popular summer hot spots, seemingly hour-long waits for the toilet, bursting restaurants, and gelato lines that wrap around the block are all common sights. To combat these irritating predicaments, we’re taking you on a tour to some of the more “hidden” beaches in the Mediterranean — all largely inaccessible by ferries, cars, or cruise ships. You’ll find these sunny stunners via hikes, unmarked trails, and perhaps a local fisherman’s boat (with a small fee).

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san diego breakfast spots

Lorin Gaudin

Cliché though it may be, breakfast is the best way to kick off the day. And in San Diego — where the scent of eucalyptus, salt, and sea are hunger inducing — the options are plentiful. Here, you can savor a morning meal that can be both traditional and unique, incorporating local ingredients, along with a cup of steaming coffee or tea. Here are six of the best places to rise and shine in the city.

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The Gross Truth About Germs and Airplanes

Let’s face it. Planes are gross. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Every single time I board a plane for a long-haul flight, I know I will catch a cold on board. It happens pretty much without fail. And no amount of Vitamin C, echinacea, or hand sanitizer seems to do the trick. In some cases, the runny nose, headache, and sore throat start before I have even disembarked at my destination.

Now I know why.

New research carried out by the experts at Aquaint sanitizer, has uncovered some disturbing truths about air travel that may make you run as fast as you can from your next flight. “Sickness and ill health can put a damper or even ruin well-deserved holidays abroad that have been planned for months or even years,” explained Bola Lafe, founder of Aquaint. “Airplanes, airports, cruise ships, and hotels can all be breeding grounds for bacteria.“

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Greenwich Village, New York City, NY - Christine Wei

Christine Wei

Greenwich Village is one of New York City’s most beloved neighborhoods for good reason. Not only is it the home to a slew of celebrities and other trendy Manhattanites — or the setting of the hit ’90s sitcom Friends – the boho-chic neighborhood is also where you’ll find a whole host of hip restaurants, chic boutiques, and lively music venues. Here’s how to sink your teeth into what locals call “The Village.”

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Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany

Flickr/Maëlick/Neuschwanstein Castle

We all know that Cinderella Castle is the icon of Walt Disney World Resort and the symbol of fairytales. But did you know that artist Herbert Ryman, who Walt Disney commissioned to design both the castles in Orlando and Anaheim, drew inspiration from existing chateaux and palaces around the world? No one castle looks exactly like the storybook version you’ll find inside the theme parks, these European destinations are just as — if not more — magical.

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Cable Car to Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town Tourism

Summer in Cape Town may mean beach weather and festival season, but winter — spanning the end of May through August — is when you’ll find the city at its greenest. While this means prime weather for adventuring through the Cape’s natural wonders, travelers can also indulge in the city’s thriving food and wine scene or soak up some of the cultural hotspots. To jumpstart your research, here are just four ways to take on cosmopolitan Cape Town on your next South Africa trip.

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5 Things to Avoid Wearing at the Airport

Flickr/dan paluska

It’s no fun being stuck on an endless TSA security line because a newbie in front of you has to practically disrobe or sets off the metal detector. Here are five things to avoid wearing so you aren’t that person.

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Christine Dayao

Viking Cruises’ first foray into ocean cruises is causing quite a stir in the cruising industry. Up until now, they’ve been among the heavy hitters of river cruising, and everyone’s been eagerly awaiting how river’s all-inclusive model, education programs, and more will be translating to the high seas. But after a recent Lisbon-to-London media preview, we think the Viking Star also deserves an identity of its own. Irrespective of its history, luxury doesn’t even begin to describe the experience of being on the nine-deck, 930-passenger “small ship.” So here’s a first, objective look at one of the most important areas of any cruising vessel: the staterooms.

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Chicago on the Cheap

Flickr/Matthewjs007

Despite the city’s hard-working Midwestern roots, Chi-town’s world class restaurants, museums, and theaters don’t come cheap. But native Chicagoans know where to go to snag a deal and score free stuff. Follow these insider tips on Chicago bargains, and you’ll rarely have to get spendy in the Windy City again.

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