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Super Bowl: Why watch men toss a football when you can go to the Otter Bowl?

Suspense is building as three teams hunker down for Sunday’s Super Bowl: the Denver Broncos, the Carolina Panthers and the Aquarium of the Pacific sea otters.

What? Sea otters playing football? Yep, and they play au naturel, without helmets or padding.

On Sunday, you can go to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach to watch the second annual Otter Bowl.

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Tarot readings and caviar facials: 9 quirky Valentine's Day ideas

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be the same old, same old. For those who want to travel and crave something different, you're in luck.

Maybe this is the year you go to an evening of racy literature in San Francisco or indulge in a caviar facial at an Orange County resort spa.

Here are nine hotels that change it up this year -- just don't wait too long to book!


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Cocktail smackdown: Top bartenders spend 3 days in Las Vegas mixing it up, for a good cause

If the usual gin-and-tonic or rum-and-coke is no longer cutting it, some of the nation’s best bartenders will offer fresh inspiration when they gather in Las Vegas next week.

Now in its third year, For the Love of Cocktails from Wednesday through Feb. 12 attracts thousands of people eager to try the latest drink concoctions and food pairings.

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Hawaii: You couldn't stay in this exclusive Kauai neighborhood -- until now

If you want to experience the good life on your next Hawaiian getaway, consider a stay in a multimillion-dollar vacation rental home while soaking up the sun along Kauai’s South Shore.

This slice of heaven on Earth is offered by The Lodge at Kukui'ula, just a few minutes’ drive from scenic Poipu Beach.

Ordinary folks can stay in upscale private residences while rubbing elbows with well-heeled neighbors.

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LAX to Nashville: $197 round trip on American or Delta

Airfares to secondary markets can be sky high, but here’s a round-trip fare that’s not: You can travel from LAX to Nashville on American or Delta for $197, including all taxes and fees.

The biggest catch: You must buy your ticket by Feb. 11. You may travel any day of the week through April 30, and there is no minimum stay.

You must buy at least 21 days in advance.

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Need a BFF on your next stopover in Iceland? This airline will match you with a local

Icelandair is taking the buddy system to new heights.

The Iceland-based airline will match travelers with like-minded staff members so you can "explore Iceland like a native, with a native," according to an Icelandair statement.

Want to do yoga at an out-of-the-way hot spring or learn how to cook a traditional dish?

You can even go back-country skiing with the airline's CEO, Birkir Holm Gudnason.

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