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A 'Monumental' exhibit of Alexander Calder's works at Denver Botanic Gardens
Want to get lost? Let this couple's blog be your guide

Uncover the day-to-day life (and the actual cost) as a couple backpack on less traveled roads through Afghanistan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Georgia and Iran.

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If it's lavender fields forever you're seeking, you can find that deep purple haze much closer to home

You don't have to go to Washington for a celebration of all things lavender as the Sequim, Wash., story suggested [“They Just Love Their Lavender,” by Sara Lessley, May 21].

Highland Springs Ranch & Inn in Cherry Valley, north of Beaumont, has an annual Lavender Festival (hsresort.com/thelavenderfestival). This year its June 9-11 and 16-18, and you can stay on the property.

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Peruvian treks, learn to tie knots

CAMPING

Workshop

An REI expert will teach you basic camping knots and how to tie them.

When, where: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Woodland Hills, 6220 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Admission, info: $29. (818) 703-5300

PERU

Presentation

Learn about hiking the Inca Trail as well as other off-the-beaten track Peruvian treks.

When, where: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W.

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Whether you're traveling in Nicaragua or Nevada, here are five rules for keeping your kids happy
From LAX, a $795 round-trip fare to the South Pacific's Cook Islands on Air New Zealand

You can get to the exotic Cook Islands for $795 round trip from LAX on Air New Zealand.

The fare, which includes all taxes and fees and is subject to availability, is for departures on Saturdays on these dates: Aug. 26-Sept. 24, Oct. 21-Dec. 15 and Jan. 20-March 31.

Returns are on Fridays. You must stay at least six days but not more than 20 days. You must buy your ticket by June 10.

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