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Las Vegas' sweet little secret is out: Freed's Bakery stars in new 'Vegas Cakes" TV series

The secret is out. It’s no longer only Las Vegas locals who know of the magical cakes produced by a team of local bakers at Freed’s Bakery, thanks to “Vegas Cakes,” a Food Network series that premiered in November.

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What to pack, when to hit the road, for your Thanksgiving holiday trip

Take along rain gear if you’re headed to Florida or the Pacific Northwest; sweaters and a knit cap for the Midwest and the Northeast; and if you’re coming to Southern California for Thanksgiving, a swimsuit and sunscreen.

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AmaWaterways introduces European river cruises designed for Spanish speakers

Spanish-speaking passengers will get a boost in 2018 with a new series of European river cruises by AmaWaterways, which include briefings and excursions in English and Spanish.

The family-owned company, celebrating 15 years of river cruising, has 20 ships with itineraries on the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhone and Seine rivers, among others.

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Cyber Monday ski-lovers sale: Liftopia gives you up to $50 more on gift cards to spend on discounted lift tickets

Liftopia, an online website that offers bargains on lift tickets at more than 250 U.S. and international resorts, has launched a week-long Cyber Monday Sale on gift cards that continues until Nov. 28.

The company is giving buyers as much as an additional 25% on the value of its gift cards.

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Finding the heart of Shanghai, a haven for Jews in World War II

As I walked through Shanghai’s Hongkou district on a cold February day, I saw the names written in English, seven times, on a museum’s bronze perimeter wall. First name. Middle initial. Then Kessler — my last name.

I was stunned. They were among the Jews, 13,700 of them, who had spent some or all of World War II here and were present during the 1944 census conducted by the occupying Japanese.

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When it comes to getting to the airport, err on the side of caution because the odds are never in your favor

Question: I was flying out of San Luis Obispo on Sept. 16 on United. The flight was scheduled to leave at 9:35 a.m. I arrived at the airport at 8:45 a.m. There was no one at the United counter to check me in. Because there was no kiosk, I walked over to security to ask how I could check in. I was told that I was too late.

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