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Kauai fest recalls the roots of the sugar cane industry

The history and culture of Kauai's south shore will be celebrated with a festival that pays tribute to its agricultural roots dating to the early 1800s.

Koloa Plantation Days will be held at various sites throughout Koala and neighboring Poipu on July 17-26. The celebration will honor the people from around the world who settled on the island to work in its sugar cane plantations.

Koloa is known as...

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Best fireworks show in the U.S.? In Tennessee. In September.

There will be plenty of fireworks across the U.S. during the Fourth of July, but for the granddaddy of all pyrotechnics displays, you’ll have to wait until September in Bristol, Tenn.

Every year, the National Fireworks Assn. concludes its five-day trade show with two nights of gigantic fireworks displays. That gives the manufacturers, most of them from China, an opportunity to show off their latest...

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Airfare: South Africa in the spring is yours for $883 round trip from LAX

South Africa in the spring is available for U.S. travelers this fall.

For departures Oct. 27 through Dec. 6, Lufthansa is offering a round-trip fare from LAX to Johannesburg for $883, including all taxes and fees.

The fare is subject to availability, and you must stay at least one Saturday. The maximum stay is six months.

Info: Lufthansa, (800) 645-3880.

Source: Airfarewatchdog

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Your chance to chill at the Colorado River Regatta in Bullhead City, Ariz.

Despite the brutal summer heat, thousands of people will converge on Laughlin, Nev., in early August to chill – not in an air-conditioned casino but on the Colorado River.

The Aug. 8 River Regatta, one of the region’s biggest annual events, will welcome water lovers to a leisurely nine-mile, four-hour float.

Most of the year, jet skis and speedboats are common sights on the river, but the regatta...

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