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Pokémon GO is, without question, the hottest thing in mobile gaming right now. Millions upon millions have downloaded the app over the past few days, logging staggering amounts of time catching fictional cartoon characters. For those just coming up to speed, Pokémon GO is an augmented reality game. In order to play, you... Read More

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Glenwood Springs/Tyra Sutak

Glenwood Springs has as much small-town charm and outdoor recreation as its neighbor, Aspen, but at a fraction of the cost. The city is known for its rust-colored facade, brushed with an abundance of greenery, and well-maintained historical buildings, and its location near the Colorado River lends itself to water sports... Read More

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Anantara Golden Triangle/Karen Gardiner

Given the elephant’s association with royalty and Buddhism, and its historical role in battle and industry, anyone who has visited Thailand will be familiar with the Kingdom’s reverence for these gentle giants. Yet despite the strong bond between Thai people and their national animal, the situation of elephants in Thailand is... Read More

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Hawks Cay/Eddy Vidal

With a balmy climate and lush scenery, the Florida Keys feel far-flung and exotic, even though they’re just a short flight from many major hubs in the U.S. That’s why it’s one of our go-to destinations when we want to disconnect from the daily grind, and reconnect with the things we enjoy — whether... Read More

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Facebook / Riversport OCK

From a whitewater rafting and kayaking center near downtown Oklahoma City to a two-story aquarium in Scottsdale, Arizona, these six recently opened and soon-to-debut attractions warrant a place on your itinerary as you plan your summer and fall vacations. 1. Riversport Rapids (Oklahoma City, OK) Six pumps recirculate 8 million gallons... Read More

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Royal Caribbean International's Harmony of the Seas, the world"s largest and newest cruise ship, previews in Southampton. General view to Central Park
Harmony of the Seas/Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean has received a ton of buzz over its latest ship, Harmony of the Seas, which embarked on its maiden voyage this week. As the largest cruise ship in the world — with 16 decks and 2,747 staterooms — Harmony combines the best features of the Oasis- and... Read More

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The Pez Museum in California
Pez Museum/Flickr/Konrad Summers

Home to international tech companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook, Silicon Valley is the center of the technology industry. It encompasses the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, and more — all linked by interstate 101 and the Caltrain system, making it an easy day... Read More

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Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville/flickr/Andrew Piazza

With more than a dozen theme parks — including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld — Orlando has plenty to keep anyone busy for a weekend down south. But if you’re looking for a post-Disney, amusement-park cleanse, Gainesville — two hours north by bus or car — is the... Read More

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Visit Mesa

There’s nothing new about urban u-pick farms, dairies, and other agricultural attractions. In fact, we almost expect them in places like Portland and Denver, where cities sprawl into vast farmland. But in the last five years, massive farming operations have also started cropping up in dense metropolises, like New York City, where you’d be hard-pressed to find a... Read More

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Tree of Life Awakens at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida
Tree of Life Awakens/Disney and David Roark

This summer is shaping up to be an excellent time to visit Walt Disney World. With new attractions and shows and updates to old favorites, the resort is giving us plenty of reasons to make the trip. Here’s a look at what to expect over the next few months. Magic Kingdom The world’s most... Read More

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Centre Island/flickr/AJ Batac

Set on picturesque Lake Ontario, Centre Island is a popular getaway from downtown Toronto. Though it’s just one of the many Toronto Islands, Centre Island stands out for its wide range of attractions, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Just 15 minutes by ferry from Queens Quay, the island is easy to reach; and... Read More

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The Barbie Room at Hilton Panama
Barbie Room/Hilton Panama

Barbie-themed travel and experiences are nothing new. Beginning in 2013, Royal Caribbean offered what it called the “Barbie Premium Experience,” complete with a stateroom inspired by the doll, a mermaid dance class, and a fashion show. That same year, the Barbie Café opened in Taipei. (It recently closed, but... Read More

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Miami/iStock

When it’s time to plan a family vacation, most parents automatically think of theme parks and water slides — but there are plenty of alternatives. From discovering dinosaur fossils to taking a swim in a geothermal spring, here are some destinations that are surprisingly fit for kids and families. Miami Miami may... Read More

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Seashore Sleepover at Kelp Forest Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California
Seashore Sleepover at Kelp Forest Exhibit/Monterey Bay Aquarium

Picture yourself spying on a herd of sleeping elephants or waking up next to giraffes enjoying breakfast. No, you’re not on an exotic safari, but you are spending the night at the zoo. From California to Connecticut, here are five zoos and aquariums where you can have a sleepover with lions, zebras... Read More

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Redwoods in Rotorua/Tourism New Zealand
Redwoods in Rotorua/Tourism New Zealand

Forget about The Shire for a second and think dragons instead. New Zealand is gearing up to be back in the tourism spotlight thanks to the upcoming Disney movie Pete’s Dragon, which was filmed there. Slated for an August 12 release, the film — which is a redo of the... Read More