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New Viking Ocean Cruises line adds four more itineraries

Viking Ocean Cruises has been so popular in its inaugural year of sailing that it has added four new itineraries for its recently christened Viking Star and sister ships Viking Sea (debuting in April 2016) and Viking Sky (debuting in March 2017).

California (and beyond): July 4 fireworks show spots

Looking for a show? Here's is a sampling of July 4 fireworks displays in some of our traditional summer vacation spots, ranging from cozy mountain retreats to the bangy urban pleasures of Las Vegas:

Gear: Your little superhero can have a super backpack for traveling

Why should your little traveler wear a backpack designed for mere mortals when he or she can don one that reveals the superhero within?

Close your eyes and breathe: Hotels are doing 'mindfulness training'

Travel is not always the break we hope for; stress often comes along for the ride.

Letters: Loathed hotel fees, exploring cemeteries, parsing Vegas

I just read the article "Nasty Surprise on Hotel Bills" by Josh Noel [More for Your Money, June 21]. I couldn't help but think about an experience I just had at an on-site spa in a hotel where I was staying. Two of their policies are so irritating that after visiting this site for the last 20 years...

Reader recommendation: How the West was fun at Vegas' Bonnie Springs Ranch

Just a few miles down the road from Red Rock Canyon, and about 22 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, is charming Bonnie Springs Ranch. I believe it's been there since the '50s. You'll find buildings (replicas) from 1880s mining towns, a charming petting zoo, healthy horses and friendly cowboys for...

Disneyland and Disney World banning selfie sticks

If you want a picture with Mickey and Minnie, you'll need to ask someone else to take it. Disneyland and Disney World have banned selfie sticks starting Wednesday, citing safety concerns. The latest move appears to extend a ban started earlier this year, when the park barred selfie sticks on rides....

Your long Fourth of July holiday? Luxuriously long, super pricey

Holiday weekends that begin on Friday? Those are for people who don't dream big. This year, the Fourth of July holiday is on a Saturday, making Friday the officially recognized federal holiday.

Busch Gardens' Tempesto coaster squeezes a lot of excitement into a tight space

The new triple-launch roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg may be compact, but don't let its diminutive size fool you: Tempesto packs a sizable punch.

Sasquatch has been spotted in Canada. No, really.

Sasquatch, the feared hairy beast that supposedly roams the mountains of North America, has been spotted in Whistler, Canada.

In Delaware and Pennsylvania, a peek at the homes that Du Pont money built

The Oscar-nominated film "Foxcatcher" may have put the Du Pont name back in the spotlight, but black sheep John du Pont, notorious for shooting and killing Olympic gold-medal-winning wrestler Dave Schultz in 1996, was just one of thousands of descendants from one of the wealthiest families in America....

Orlando adds three new attractions to its bounty

Visitors to Orlando, Fla., already home to Walt Disney World, Epcot, the Legoland Florida Resort and Universal Studios Orlando, has three new attractions, including a giant Ferris wheel.

Brazil: Photography tour in search of the elusive jaguar

Ciclismo Classico is offering a new wildlife photography tour of Brazil's Pantanal Wilderness, which includes sections of the Amazon rainforest and the Brazilian savanna.

How Hawaii will celebrate the Fourth

If you're in Hawaii for the Fourth of July, you can celebrate with fireworks, concerts and even an air show.

France: Sip a bit of the bubbly on a Champagne tour

Have some free time in France this summer? TourCrafters is offering a quick and easy three-day trip to see some of the great Champagne houses as well as Reims and its cathedral.

Pound for pound, these Tokyo hotel experiences pack a punch

An upscale Tokyo hotel is inviting its guests to delve into Japanese culture with new packages featuring sumo wrestling and kabuki.

What will $25 million buy you? Check out the W hotel's new look and see

In a town known for makeovers, the W Los Angeles-West Beverly Hills has (mostly) completed a $25-million redo. All the suites in the all-suite hotel have been revamped, as have the entrance and the lobby.

Virginia City, Nev., deliberately stuck in a time warp, gets wi-fi and an app

Wi-fi has arrived Virginia City, Nev., a historic mining town that is stuck - deliberately - in an 1850s time warp.

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