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National park tips: Don't miss that other Grand Canyon. The one in Yellowstone.

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Halloween Haunt: Knott's Berry Farm shuts down Fear VR attraction

Knott’s Berry Farm, whose Fear VR attraction stirred controversy among mental health advocates, has decided to close the Halloween attraction.

Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez wrote about the controversy surrounding Fear VR, which the Buena Park theme park closed Tuesday.

One of those who objected to Fear VR was Ron Thomas, whose son, Kelly, died after being beaten by Fullerton police.

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Helicopter tour takes you over Maui, and lands in the rain forest too

Explore Maui’s lush rain forests from the air and the ground with a new helicopter tour that visits the east side of the Hawaiian island.

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Las Vegas: 'Iron Chef' buddies open concept lounge-bar-kitchen counter called Libertine Social

Eating your way through Las Vegas? Here’s a new gastropub from two “Iron Chef America” alums that celebrates unrestrained pleasure in the form of distinctive cocktails and plates.

Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay provides guests with a surprising array of places in which to enjoy creative cocktails and unique food choices.

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See Jordan, from Petra's rock city to the red-sand Wadi-Rum desert

Explore the desert scenery and less well-known historic and archaeological treasures of Jordan on a 12-day tour offered by Exodus Travels.

The itinerary includes visits to the ancient cities of Bethany, believed to be the place where Jesus Christ was baptized; Madaba, known for its mosaics; and Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site where participants will have two days to explore.

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It's an apple upgrade in Oak Glen after two drought-starved years

The apples have bounced back in Oak Glen, one of Southern California’s premier growing regions. Trees are full and shops are full of fresh fare after two years of disappointing harvests tied to the drought.

“We’re good,” Nina Foster, vice president of the Oak Glen Apple Growers Assn., said by phone.  “This year, we have a bumper crop.”

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National park tips: Don't miss that other Grand Canyon. The one in Yellowstone.

There are easier viewpoints to reach in Yellowstone. But if your heart and legs are up to it, take the Brink of the Lower Falls trail along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. The trail of switchbacks down to the falls is 3/8-mile long with a 600-foot drop — slow going on the way back up.

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