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Parks and passports are among the many things that could be affected by a government shutdown

The government shutdown could wreak havoc on your visit to a unit of the National Park Service and the speed with which you can get a passport.

If your plans include a visit to any one of the 417 National Parks, you might want to call ahead, especially because it was not completely clear Friday how the parks units could be affected by the shutdown.

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Fiji in your future? Act fast for an $847 round-trip ticket from LAX to the South Pacific country

You can be lolling under palm trees in the far South Pacific thanks to this fare from Fiji Airways: $847 round trip from LAX, including all taxes and fees.

It covers travel for most of the year too: Feb. 1 through Oct. 31.

But you have to make up your mind quickly. Tickets must be booked by Jan. 23.

Fiji is made up of about 300 islands, but only about a third of those are inhabited.

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Where do the grumpiest travelers come from? D.C. takes the top prize

More grumpy travelers come from Washington, D.C., than any other location in the country, with Colorado and Oregon second and third, according to a study of hotel reviews nationwide.

California? Always a top-10 finisher, the Golden State came in fourth. You got a problem with that?

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Quirky places to eat on your next trip, like that prison in Massachusetts

Food inspires travel. About 22 million Americans were expected to take a culinary vacation in 2017, according to an AAA survey. Three-quarters of those surveyed said food and dining were an important part of their experiences when they were on the road. Here are four surprising places where food can become an adventure on your next journey.

Elko, Nev.

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Got a day to spend in Sacramento? Make it free-admission Museum Day

Planning a trip to California’s state capital? More than 25 museums in Sacramento will open their doors to visitors for free or half-price admission Feb. 3 on the city’s 20th Museum Day.

The deal: You likely won’t have time to visit all the Museum Day sites in one day. It’s worth checking out the list of participating museums and planning which ones you want to see.

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Watch snowboarding and freeskiing U.S. Olympic finals at Mammoth Mountain this weekend — for free

Mammoth Mountain ski area will host snowboarding and freeskiing competitions this weekend to determine who will represent the U.S. at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Visitors can see qualifying and final events for free from the main lodge or along the course at the Mammoth Lakes, Calif., resort.

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