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The World's Coolest Lakes
Summer's siren call is the water, and for many that means the cool waters of a lake. Whether an icy glacial lake, a deep green reservoir or a glistening pond, these nine cool lakes answer that call.
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Air Rage: Why the Caged Bird Sings
Air rage is real, and it's serious. Hardly a week goes by without a new story of an air traveler meltdown. We outline the reasons for air rage and how to avoid it.
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Find Deals on Train Fare
Ride the rails across the U.S. and abroad with discounted train fare. See the Rocky Mountains, Peru, India, Switzerland and more, by train.
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Destination: Seville
The 2,000-year-old capital of Andalucia, Seville is ancient yet cutting edge. Rent a bike and explore the enchanting contradictions.
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In Your Face: 9 Up-Close Animal Encounters
Want to swim with dolphins, hug a panda or pet a cheetah? You can. Just check out these nine interactive wildlife experiences.
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Between Trips? Take a Microadventure!
Have the days of long, drawn-out vacations passed? If you're short on time or money, how about a microadventure?
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Where in the World?
Have a knack for identifying global landmarks? Guess this week's mystery location and win our travel puzzle prize.


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A family spends time crossing Costa Rica.
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