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Fly round-trip to Dallas on United for $83 from LAX

You can fly round-trip — round-trip! — from LAX to Dallas for $83 with this sale fare on United.

Besides its sports scene, Dallas has a vibrant cultural life, including the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center.

The $83 fare, which includes all taxes and fees, is subject to availability. It is for travel Jan. 18-March 7.

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Celebrate Carnival in Buenos Aires. Hotel offers tours in February

If you love the idea of Carnival, but would rather avoid the mania of Brazil and New Orleans, check out Buenos Aires, where the celebrations are lower key but still festive.

The Palo Santo Hotel is offering a month-long Carnival Celebration tour that includes exploring the city's vibrant urban art scene on guided and do-it-yourself tours in the Palermo Hollywood district and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Black Friday-Cyber Monday bargains at 10 cruise lines could send you packing

Some cruise lines got an early start on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, starting their sales before Thanksgiving. Here are some that are underway or beginning over the holiday weekend — and you don’t need to go farther than your laptop to find them.

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Just in time for the holidays, a family-friendly weekend escape to California's Columbia State Historic Park

Columbia State Historic Park, a restored Gold Rush town in the Sierra foothills, holds quirky, old-fashioned events each season, including a Fourth of July watermelon-eating contest and a poison oak floral arrangement show in the fall. The Christmas season is no different; activities are lined up each weekend: Lamplight Tours (Dec. 1 and 2, $25) with costumed docents, a Miner’s Christmas (Dec.

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John Wayne Airport's gift to holiday travelers: faster, free Wi-Fi

John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County is giving passengers an early holiday gift: faster Wi-Fi service that’s free for as long as four hours.

Wi-Fi speed jumps from 5 megabits per second to 20 megabits per second, and coverage has been improved to include the terminal as well as ticketing areas and sidewalks, according to a Tuesday news release.

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Americans traveling in Europe during the holidays should be cautious, State Department alert says

The State Department is telling American travelers headed to Europe to “exercise caution at holiday festivals and events” because of the risk of terrorist attacks.

The renewed alert cites past incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain and Finland carried out the by Islamic State, Al Qaeda and other terror groups, according to the State Department’s website.

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