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Reader recommendation: 4 wineries to try in San Diego County

As a San Diego resident, I am always looking for good wineries in the area. Here are four to try, all in Ramona: Cactus Star at Scaredy Cat Ranch, Woof 'n Rose, Chuparosa Vineyards and Edwards Vineyard & Cellars.

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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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A global search by 'ride pickers' nabs vintage thrills for U.S. theme parks

A team of scavengers scouring the globe for vintage thrill rides to bring back to Cedar Fair amusement parks in the United States hit the mother lode in Europe and plans to continue the search in Japan.

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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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