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Majestic views and grand adventures await on a weekend escape to Kings Canyon National Park

Who doesn’t love the grandeur of Sequoia’s redwood trees? But this year for a more adrenaline-spiked adventure, we traveled farther north to Kings Canyon National Park. An eight-mile round-trip hike up Mist Falls Trail offered cascade views alongside the rapidly rushing, muscular Kings River.

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When Vegas' pools get too crowded, rent a 'floating cabana' on Lake Mead for a day

When Las Vegas’ popular hotel pools get crowded, it’s time to get out of town. A new service offers visitors a chance to be whisked from the Strip to spend the day lounging and splashing on a pontoon boat in Lake Mead.

Have a DIY water day on the lake, about 35 miles east of Vegas, in boats that accommodate up to 12 people. They are equipped with wet bars, barbecue grills, a sun deck and a water slide.

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Go rolling on the Mississippi River this Christmas on the American Queen

Enjoy the Christmas holidays on a cruise along the lower Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans aboard the American Queen.

Port calls in Mississippi include Greenville, Vicksburg and Natchez, where passengers can explore historic homes decorated for the holidays and shop at the Christmas market on the grounds of the Rosalie Mansion.

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Pack your lightsaber — immersive 'Star Wars' resort planned for Walt Disney World

At its D23 Expo fan fest in Anaheim last weekend, Disney revealed plans for an immersive “Star Wars” hotel designed to take you into a galaxy far, far away at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

Get ready to put on a uniform, board a starship and embark on an adventure with characters such as BB-8 and R2D2 at your side.

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Join us for a free Travel Talks at the Times. What you learn just could make your next trip easier

You likely are one of the Americans who took about 1.7 billion leisure trips last year. That’s a lot of traveling, and maybe some advice and tips would help.

Come meet the travel pros at Travel Talks at the Times from 1 to 4 p.m. July 30. The event is free, but you must register in advance. The event will be at The Times building at 145 S. Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles.

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Eat, pray, sail? Windstar pairs James Beard chefs with upcoming cruises

Most cruise lines have a celebrity chef or two to brag about: They're well-known culinary experts who help cruise companies deliver gourmet cuisine to passengers.

But Windstar Yachts, with just six ships in its fleet, has bragging rights to eight celebrity chefs, plus a partnership with the James Beard Foundation.

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