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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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Admit it — you have a nerdy side. We all do. That’s why we compiled a list of the seven nerdiest places you can visit. Feel free to geek out. For Star Wars Obsessives: Rancho Obi-Wan The Force will definitely be with you when you enter Rancho Obi Wan, the world’s largest... Read More

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San Jose is synonymous with technology and startups, but it’s much more than an IT hub. While the Californian city is nicknamed Silicon Valley for a reason, it offers unexpected culinary and cultural gems — as well as a fascinating multi-ethnic history — beyond the headquarters of tech giants like Facebook, Cisco, and Apple. And that’s not... Read More

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Sounds impossible to buy a ticket to the wrong destination, right? You’d never mistake York, England for New York State. But would you notice an airline issuing a plane ticket for Grenada instead of Granada, like British Airways did last month? Or the 1,500 mile difference between airline codes... Read More

Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

Plenty of resorts promise to leave you feeling “relaxed and refreshed,” but none are as likely to recharge your batteries as thoroughly as a body-and-mind-centering yoga retreat. Against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, or the beach, or, heck, the Chicago skyline, gorgeous surroundings can help boost your inner calm. And plush accommodations... Read More

Places to Experience the Great Gatsby

Director Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” – starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire – brings to life the lavish, decadent Jazz Age. Although those days are long gone, you can still step into Jay Gatsby’s world with these seven destinations and experiences. ... Read More

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If you’re the type who finds San Francisco to be too chilly pretty much every day of the year, you’ll be the type who rejoices at the chance to visit San Jose. While it’s just a few dozen miles south of North California’s most well-known city, San Jose has... Read More

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If you’re looking to take an exotic vacation this season, we’ve got deals for you from all over the world; from Africa to Europe to the Caribbean islands. Stray outside of your comfort zone and take the journey you’ve always dreamed of; with these fantastic deals, you’ve got few... Read More

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iStock InternationalFew can resist the lure of road trips once summer rolls around

By: Becca Bergman With summer around the corner, the open road beckons. In that spirit, we present our favorite American road trips from coast to coast. Some are well-known destinations and others are off the beaten path. Several are steeped in history, while a few pursue remote, wild beauty. Best... Read More

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Take off to Costa Rica this summer and fall and enjoy a fourth night free at participating Marriott Resorts. Nightly rates at the Residence Inn San Jose Escazu start from just $120! Guests staying three nights will receive a fourth night free as well as daily breakfast for two... Read More

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In a program called Holiday Photos on the Fly, Southwest Airlines and Microsoft are bringing a little extra holiday cheer to your busy travel schedule: Santa Claus will be set up at 26 U.S. airports to pose for free holiday photos with passengers, young and old. Santa’s helpers from... Read More

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Southwest Airlines has announced the upcoming debut of its “International Connect” system in partnership with Mexico’s Volaris Airlines – passengers can now book flights on the two separate airlines and coordinate baggage transfers all through Southwest’s website. Southwest has also launched a bilingual call center with international customer service... Read More

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Rosemarie Axton was kind enough to write us the other day asking where she might take her Monterey-based grandkids for about a week. Some days my knee-jerk response to that question would be San Francisco, but for some reason Dionne Warwick’s lovely singing voice popped into my head asking... Read More

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Adventurous travelers should consider booking this action-packed excursion to Costa Rica, available throughout 2009. The Volcanoes & Surf itinerary kicks off in San Jose then heads up through the mountains to Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna. When night falls, your group will hike around the volcano... Read More