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Vegas, baby, for $58 round trip from Long Beach on JetBlue

Here’s how you can win before you even reach Las Vegas: a $58 round-trip flight from Long Beach to Sin City on JetBlue.

The fare, which includes all taxes and fees, is subject to availability. It is for travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through March 21. There is no minimum stay other than what the travel days require.

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You can bid on a bike once owned by Steve McQueen, the King of Cool, at this Vegas motorcycle auction

Motorcycle lovers will find old-school two-wheelers at an auction coming to Las Vegas this month. A whopping 1,000 bikes, some dating to the early 20th century, will go under the hammer during the four-day event.

The Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction is set for Jan. 25-28 at the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa.

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This might be Maui's perfect way to propose. It costs $20,000, and that doesn't include a ring.

No one can guarantee what your lover will say when you pop the question, but one Maui luxury hotel can help you hedge your bets with a stay starting at $20,000.

The Montage Kapalua Bay launched a Love Is in the Air engagement package to create the ultimate romantic moment at the 24-acre resort. And what better place than Maui’s amazing shoreline?

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What to do with Mammoth's mountains? Town's new 'snow pit' frees up room to push fresh powder

It seems a child’s parable, as if the mythical city of El Dorado had too much gold. But Mammoth Lakes, a winter recreation outpost that often has too little snow, now has far too much.

In what is shaping up to be the snowiest month on record, the Eastern Sierra town has created what it terms a snow pit just east of town, north of California 203.

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Los Poblanos is a blissful weekend escape on the outskirts of Albuquerque. Just ignore the peacocks

If you're a light sleeper, avail yourself of the earplugs on your bedside table at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm [4803 Rio Grande Blvd. N.W., Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, N.M.; (505) 344-9297]. They're to keep you from waking up to the cries of the peacocks that patrol the chef's garden, snacking on insects.

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Hip and hot: What's new and noteworthy in California hotels

Does L.A. really need more hotels? Ready or not, two Kimptons, a Waldorf Astoria, hipster hotels in downtown L.A. and more are set to open this year in Southern California.

Consider: Tourism in 2016 is estimated to have brought a record 47.3 million visitors and 81% hotel occupancy to L.A., according to the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.

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