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Deal: Oahu's Turtle Bay Resort offers 25% savings on rooms

You can save money on Oahu's North Shore at the area’s only resort while it puts finishing touches on a makeover.

Turtle Bay Resort has a fourth night free deal with savings calculated at 25% a night during a four-night stay in a deluxe or premier ocean view room. Based on room rates I found on available July and September dates, savings will be $275 or more.

The deal is based on availability and...

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In Palm Springs, it's back-to-school nights, and the subject is modernism

The Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs is offering a two-night stay that's meant to school you in the city's Midcentury Modern architecture.

It's a fitting time to take a look.

L.A. Times writer Christopher Hawthorne says, in an appreciation of Palm Springs architect Donald Wexler, who died June 26 at the age of 89: "Palm Springs and California modernism came of age together right after the war. Its leading...

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What to expect from Avatar Land at Disney's Animal Kingdom

It seems appropriate that the new Avatar Land coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom will be located in an area of the Florida theme park originally set aside for a never-built land devoted to mythical and legendary creatures.

Instead of a Beastly Kingdom dedicated to dragons, unicorns and sea creatures, the otherworldly Avatar Land debuting in 2017 at the Walt Disney World park will be populated by blue-skinned...

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U.S. festivities set as Queen Mary 2 celebrates 175 years of Cunard crossings

When the Queen Mary 2 sails into Boston and New York City next week, it will be met by historic ships and vessels to mark the 175th anniversary of Cunard Cruise Line's first transatlantic journey, which began July 4, 1840.

The Britannia set sail that day to cross the Atlantic from Liverpool to Canada and then on to the U.S. Now the Queen Mary 2 re-creates the voyage. It left Liverpool on Saturday...

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Thomas Jefferson and the Beekman Boys will converge at Virginia food fest
Gear: Squid keeps your shower stuff clean

As I write from a motel room, I am more than ready to take a shower, but there’s nary a shelf to hold my shampoo, cream rinse, shaving cream, razor and other whatnots.

But I am (multi)armed with my Shower Squid. This newfangled shower caddy has a cute little rubber “head,” from which dangle nine adjustable “tentacles” to grab my supplies.

The Squid hangs by a built-in rubber noose from any shower...

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