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100 best places in the U.S. for brunch, including 16 in California

Just in time for Mother's Day, OpenTable has come out with its crowd-sourced list of what its users say are the 100 best brunch places in America.

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Hawaii: Bring on the ukuleles, slack key guitars and hula for song festival on 4 islands

Hawaii’s monthlong annual celebration of song has expanded so much that events will fill two months this year.

Mele Mei — Hawaiian for “Songs of May” — spills over into Lune (June) with cultural celebrations that include music and hula on four islands. Many of the activities are free.

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Drive a Ferrari or Corvette on new Las Vegas racetrack for under $100

For a turbo-charged adrenaline rush, no need to head to the Indianapolis 500 when you can go to Las Vegas.

SpeedVegas, the city's newest attraction, is open and welcoming drivers who want to get behind the wheel of a muscle car for a spin around a 1.5-mile track.

The multi-million dollar fleet of supercharged cars is impressive.

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Deal: Up to $420 in prepaid gratuities on inaugural U.S. river cruises

The French America Line will be the newest player on America's rivers when the company sails its inaugural cruise in August. For those eager to go, the company is sweetening the pot by offering passengers up to $420 in prepaid gratuities.

The deal: Prepaid gratuities give you a break on the cost of the cruise. The $420 maximum would apply to a 10-day trip and apply per cabin, based on double occupancy.

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Fathom's inaugural Cuba cruises aren't sold out — yet

Carnival's historic cruise to Cuba that arrived in Havana on May 2 was sold out, but upcoming cruises to the island nation still have space -- for now.

The Adonia, sailing under the cruise line's Fathom brand, will sail to Cuba every other week.

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Hi-yah! Legoland ninja ride combines video-game fun with a cardio workout

A first-of-its-kind interactive dark ride at Legoland California that let riders use karate-chop hand gestures to shoot fireballs at ninja warriors combines kinetic video-game action with an unexpected upper-body workout.

I rode Ninjago four times during the soft opening of the attraction at the Carlsbad kiddie park and found the new high-tech ride to be easy to play and difficult to master.

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