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Before Robert Louis Stevenson was famous, he was captivated by California. What better place for a scandalous liaison?

People did their best to persuade a young author that the object of his affection was a bad match. But he was adamant. Trace the lovelorn steps in California of the author whose books "Treasure Island" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" would make him famous: Robert Louis Stevenson.

Hiking and history are on display on a weekend escape to Prescott, Ariz.

It seemed like a tall order: A four-day window filled with history, hiking, good eats, an interesting hotel and pleasant weather. And it had to be somewhere neither of us had visited. Prescott, Arizona, fulfilled our wishes

Go underground in Las Vegas for an interactive history lesson and a taste of real moonshine

The Underground, an educational exhibit and speakeasy, opened last week at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.

Try Nobu's famous Japanese-Peruvian fusion cooking on Crystal Cruises voyage

Guests on the cruise line's Baltic Bliss will get a special treat: Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will be aboard the June 19 cruise. 

Kauai after devastating storm: What's open, what's closed

The Garden Isle that flooded in mid-April is open for business, particularly in the resort town of Hanalei. Some remote areas remain closed due to landslides.

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