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African safari and camping adventure for young travelers on sale for $760

Here’s an African safari for young travelers who think they can’t afford one. Geckos Adventures offers a camping trip that takes you from the astonishing Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Botswana and South Africa for nine days starting at $760 per person.

The deal: The discount on Victoria Falls & Safari tours applies to trips starting May 28 ($760) and June 11 ($768).

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With spring snow (and so much of it!) comes discounts at California ski resorts

With California’s epic snow season this winter, Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley ski resorts will remain open through the Fourth of July. Mt. Rose will stay open through Memorial Day, and Alpine Meadow will remain open through May 14.

So what’s happening on the slopes in spring?

Squaw Valley at Olympic Village, Calif., offers lessons to first-timers for $79 on Saturday and Sunday.

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Cruise with the Cat in the Hat aboard Carnival's new ship with a Dr. Seuss-themed water park

Dr. Seuss is going to sea. The Cat in the Hat and other characters from the children’s books will be part of a water park aboard the new Carnival Horizon, due to hit the water next year.

On the Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, kids can jump inside a Cat in the Hat water slide decorated with red-and-white stripes and bounce along the 450-foot twisty tube.

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Bike, walk. Jump on a scooter or a skateboard. And then you get beer (or other rewards) for saving the planet

If you love pedaling or walking, skateboarding or using a foot-powered scooter when you explore a destination, a new app rewards you for leaving the car behind and helping the environment.

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Will you need a visa to go to Europe this summer? That's a definite maybe.

Question: My wife and I are planning a trip to Europe this summer. I recently read that the European Union may not allow visa-free travel for U.S. citizens. Does this mean we’ll need to get visas for the countries we plan to visit?

Murray Zichlinsky


Answer: At this point, the answer is a definite maybe. There is no clear-cut response to Zichlinsky’s question — not yet anyway.

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Ischia, the setting for 'My Brilliant Friend,' is also a brilliant choice for a respite

The 17-square-mile volcanic island of Ischia, a 90-minute ferry ride from Naples on Italy’s west coast, was a different world 60 years ago for Elena, the narrator of Elena Ferrante’s popular four-book series detailing the lifelong friendship of two women.

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