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Shop for world-class art in a laid-back setting in Santa Fe, N.M.

Although it's considered one of the top art centers of the Western world, Santa Fe has its drawbacks. Like the lack of sidewalks on much of well-known Canyon Road, home to more than 100 galleries. I thought about this when a Pepsi truck driver honked and sternly yelled "Watch out, lady" as I sidestepped a muddy puddle on the cobblestone street.

Still, Canyon Road has its charms.

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Warner Bros. Studio invites you to 'Elm Street' for Halloween. Bits of Freddy will be there too
In this haunted experience, your greatest fears wait behind the 17th Door

After signing a waiver and getting locked inside the 17th Door haunted experience, you’ll need to remember three things: Each of the 17 rooms is more intense than the last, the monsters will touch you and the safe word is “mercy.”

And what lies behind the 17th Door? Your greatest fears - and one of the most anticipated haunted experiences of the Halloween season in Southern California.

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What does $7 buy these days? A ride from Long Beach to LAX

FlyAway Bus service connecting Long Beach and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will begin in December, just in time for the holidays.

Tickets will cost $7 each way for the first six months, according to an L.A. World Airports statement. You'd be hard pressed to find a cheaper price for the roughly 20-mile ride.

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At the end of a long day, slip into this soft, quick-dry robe

Always on the lookout for a better travel robe (warm but not too heavy), I've found welcome accommodation with the new Cocoon Unisex Travel Robe.

The three-quarter-length robe of polyester/nylon mix feels like soft chamois against the skin and does a good job of absorbing water and drying quickly, which means it can double as a big towel.

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Airfare deal: Rio round trip for $645

You can see Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics by quickly booking this $645 round trip, including all taxes and fees, from LAX on Air Canada or United.

It is subject to availability and the purchase deadline is Wednesday. You must stay at least three days and not more than three months, and you can leave any time before Dec. 9.

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