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Vegas and California among summer travel study's hottest hits

Orbitz flipped through its summer travel data for some insights on what’s hot, and what’s hotter, as Labor Day approaches. Among the findings of the online travel agency’s Insider Index:

California is home to two of the five most popular Labor Day destinations. In order, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego and New York lead all other cities (based on flight bookings).

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Happy birthday, National Park Service! Free entry, parties will mark agency's centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 on Thursday marking a century since Woodrow Wilson signed into law the act creating the agency. Celebrations begin with free entry Thursday through Sunday at the 124 parks that charge fees.

In addition, parks, historic sites, seashores and other public lands are planning celebrations too on what’s also called Founders Day.

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GoHawaii mobile app details secret places, safety tips and island emojis

What should you do if you encounter a giant sea turtle while swimming or snorkeling in Hawaii? Want to find a secret spot for great kayaking and outrigger canoeing?

The newly released Go Hawaii mobile app answers these questions and more.

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Elevator problem shuts Washington Monument, but National Park Service birthday event will go on

The Washington Monument is closed and will remain shut at least until Aug. 30 while the landmark’s elevator is repaired. The closure won’t, however, stop a Thursday event planned on the grounds to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

The Park Service is set to gather more than 1,000 people to form the agency’s arrowhead emblem at the base of the monument.

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Photo safari to Argentina's spectacular Ibera wetlands and Iguazu Falls

Landscape and nature photographers can sharpen their skills on a new seven-night tour of northeast Argentina offered by Ciclismo Classico.

Participants will spend three days in the Iberá, the world’s second-largest wetlands, and three days exploring and photographing Iguazu Falls and surrounding areas.

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Deal: Italy on sale! Five nights in Venice and Florence, airfare and hotel included, for $1,190

Explore Venice and Florence, Italy, during less-crowded fall and winter with an airfare-hotel deal priced at $1,190 a person, a pretty unbeatable price for a five-night trip.

The deal: Even if you’ve been to Italy before, this five-night package offers savings for those who want to visit or revisit Venice and Florence.

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