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New thrill rides for Independence of the Seas include a trampoline park

Thrill seekers take note: Royal Caribbean International is planning to add a trampoline park, escape rooms and laser tag to its ship Independence of the Seas, which is scheduled to be refurbished.

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A weekend escape to Colorado's deep, steep Black Canyon of the Gunnison

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison was considered deep, dark and impenetrable not only by white settlers but also by Utes native to western Colorado. The area was seldom seen until the 1930s, when Mark Warner, a conservationist and Presbyterian minister in Montrose, Colo., 15 miles away, successfully lobbied for a road to the canyon’s south rim and for its declaration as a national monument.

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Learn more than hula dancing on your next trip to Maui. This hotel teaches lei-making, weaving and more

Visitors to Maui who want to learn a bit of Hawaiian culture can attend a hula lesson offered at many hotels. But those who want a more in-depth cultural experience often choose the Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

The hotel has a long history of immersing guests in island traditions, hosting more than 30 cultural activities each day.

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After a near-record 270 days, Mammoth Mountain's snow season is coming to a close

During one of the longest ski seasons in California’s history, Mammoth Mountain is getting ready to say goodbye to skiers and snowboarders who’ve been relishing their time on the slopes deep into summer.

The ski resort in Mammoth Lakes will be open daily for snow sports through Aug. 6. It chalked up a remarkable 270-day season after big winter snowfalls were helped by a late June snowstorm.

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See some of the Southwest's iconic landscapes on new Las Vegas day trip

There is life outside the neon lights of Las Vegas. Visitors who want to play in Sin City by night and see some of the Southwest’s most iconic natural landscapes by day may want to check out a new air-and-land tour.

Next Tuesday, Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines will start taking visitors to lesser-seen sights in northern Arizona.

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Where do cruisers like to go? Cruise Critic users say Budapest's the best

Budapest, an architecturally stunning city that straddles the Danube River in central Europe, has long been the cultural and commercial heart of Hungary.

Now it's also been named the world's top cruise port in the 2017 Cruisers' Choice Destination Awards.

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