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Even urbanites can navigate a park like Yosemite

Even urbanites can navigate a park like Yosemite

The vista of Yosemite Valley stunned me: a majestic waterfall, soaring granite, and a winding river flowing through an endless stretch of pine trees.

April 27, 2013 12:13 pm Photos

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Hotel puts luxury twist on mushroom-hunting trips

Hotel puts luxury twist on mushroom-hunting trips

Guide Larry Evans discusses a mushroom found during a mountain excursion organized by Four Seasons Resort Vail in Vail, Colo. For $200 a person, the Four Seasons Resort Vail is sending out guided expeditions in luxury SUVs to look for mushrooms. The Mushrooms & Mercedes program includes …

August 26, 2012 10:00 am
Hotel puts luxury twist on mushroom-hunting trips

Hotel puts luxury twist on mushroom-hunting trips

For $200 a person, the Four Seasons Resort Vail provides guided expeditions in luxury SUVs to look for mushrooms.  

August 26, 2012 10:00 am
Beverly Hills Hotel marks 100 years of swank

Beverly Hills Hotel marks 100 years of swank

Stand on the Beverly Hills Hotel's red carpet, leading into its chandeliered lobby, and you can't help but visualize a century's worth of celebrities, royalty, politicians, musicians and actors who have stayed there, from Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor to Madonna, Reese Witherspoon and …

May 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Attractions galore in Louisville at Derby time

Attractions galore in Louisville at Derby time

Shadowbox with a silhouetted Muhammad Ali. Grab a bat and take a few swings in a batting cage at the Louisville Slugger Museum. Dig into a Hot Brown at the place where the savory sandwich was created. Sip Kentucky bourbons at a hotel where Al Capone played blackjack.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Nashville resort gardener tends to 50,000 plants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hollis Malone's garden is gigantic and enjoyed by many. Malone is in charge of maintaining 50,000 tropical plants, rare international blooms and Southern species at the sprawling Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

January 28, 2012 12:00 am
Through the frozen forest: Yellowstone on skis

Through the frozen forest: Yellowstone on skis

I took a deep breath, positioned my skis and shot down the hillside, whizzing through a forest of trees covered with thick, feathered layers of ice.

January 19, 2012 12:00 pm Photos

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Boarding a pet isn't limited to kennels anymore

Boarding a pet isn't limited to kennels anymore

You are spending Thanksgiving with Aunt Nellie in Kansas. Your dog will be staying in a hotel suite called Neiman Barcus with a flat-screen TV. There might be surf lessons, a massage, pawdicure, and photo shoot.

November 21, 2011 12:00 pm Photos

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Boarding a pet isn't limited to kennels anymore

Boarding a pet isn't limited to kennels anymore

You are spending Thanksgiving with Aunt Nellie in Kansas. Your dog will be staying in a hotel suite called Neiman Barcus with a flat-screen TV. There might be surf lessons, catered meals, a massage, pawdicure, spa bath and photo shoot.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ideas for an end-of-summer family vacation

Keep the spirit of summer alive. Here are options and opportunities for one last family getaway.

August 28, 2011 12:00 am
Saving the iconic Wigwam Motels

Saving the iconic Wigwam Motels

The Wigwam Motel on Foothill Boulevard in San Bernardino, Calif., isn't just a road icon, it's a part of my childhood. I was born at the tail end of the Eisenhower era, and a lot of things have gone by the wayside over the years — drive-in theaters and drive-up carhop spots, to name two. Oth…

October 02, 2010 12:00 am
AC hopes 'Boardwalk Empire' brings the tourists

AC hopes 'Boardwalk Empire' brings the tourists

What "The Sopranos" did for a pork store in northern New Jersey and "Sex and the City" did for a Manhattan cupcake shop, Atlantic City is hoping "Boardwalk Empire" does for the seaside gambling resort.

October 01, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Securing your vacation home

WASHINGTON | In a ritual that takes place at the end of every summer -- and at the close of every winter -- millions of people will soon be locking up their beach homes and mountain retreats for another year and heading back to their principal residences.

September 04, 2010 12:00 am
Rare photos of Amelia Earhart in Hawaii on display

Rare photos of Amelia Earhart in Hawaii on display

Amelia Earhart is returning to The Royal Hawaiian.

July 29, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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