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Head to Thailand's capital for $571 round trip from LAX on United and ANA

Round-trip airfare to Bangkok, Thailand, has again fallen into the sub-$600 range, with a $571 ticket on United and ANA from LAX.

The fare, subject to availability, is for departures Mondays-Thursdays between Aug. 21 and Dec. 6, 2017. You may not stay more than 12 months.

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'Tiffany Girls' shine at New York museum's new gallery dedicated to their craft and their story

Clara Driscoll and her “Tiffany Girls” would be proud. A hundred illuminated Tiffany lamps she and her team created and designed around the turn of the last century will now shine in a custom-made glass gallery that opens Saturday at the New-York Historical Society in Manhattan.

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Something wonderful to do for Canada's 150th birthday: Ride the rails, from Montreal to Vancouver

Ride the rails from Montreal to Vancouver on a 10-day trans-Canada trip that celebrates the nation's 150th anniversary. It’s a year-long nationwide party marking the date when the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick agreed to form the Canadian Confederation.

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Think Indian food is overly spicy? Think again, says this Vegas chef

A Las Vegas chef wants to teach you all about Indian cuisine, one dish at a time. Tarun Kapoor, the executive chef at Urban Turban, will show you how to make his classic meals at home — and not fear the food’s super-spicy rep.

Kapoor teaches classes every other week at his restaurant, which describes its food as “New Age Indian cuisine.”

Upcoming sessions are scheduled for May 6 and 19, and June 2.

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'I'd rather just chill,' travelers say in survey of vacation habits

Are vacations for kicking back or scrambling to do as much as possible?

Here’s what a 17-nation survey has found:

59% of travelers prefer to relax and unwind during vacation.

35% prefer an active vacation where they do and see a lot of things.

Brazil, South Korea and Japan were the countries most in favor of relaxing vacations.

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After a weekend escape in Santa Maria, the tri-tip will be seared into your memory

Santa Maria is one of those cities I always drive past on my way up north. It doesn’t have the Danish kitsch and buttery-rich pastries of nearby Solvang or the summery vibe of Pismo Beach just up the road. At first glance, Santa Maria doesn’t look like it has much for tourists; its downtown corridor is fairly nondescript, and Broadway, its main drag, is full of bland-looking buildings.

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