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Feel a little more at home on the range at Wyoming working ranch

Unleash your inner cowboy on a four-day visit to the plains, cliffs and snow-capped peaks of Wyoming.

The excursion is based at the 25,000-acre Red Reflet Ranch near Bighorn National Forest, a working ranch and resort. Guests can ride horses or bikes, hike, go on a cattle drive, fly-fish on private streams, go aerial sightseeing or do range shooting.

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Fellow airline passengers, how do we hate you? Let us count the ways

There’s no red carpet or statuette, but the award for the most annoying in-flight behavior on a plane goes to … seat kicking. It’s the second year in a row seat kickers have taken the top spot. Worse yet, people are reluctant to confront any passenger who’s behaving badly.

That’s the findings from Expedia’s Airplane Etiquette Study released Tuesday.

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Free day at more than 30 museums in Southern California

Start your year with a cultural immersion when more than 30 museums in Southern California open their doors for free. Museums Free-for-All encourages visitors to try out a new museum or go site-hopping on Jan. 29.

The deal: Plan your free day by checking out the list of participating museums.

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Oregon's Timberline Lodge casts a relaxing spell by summoning the spirit of a simpler time

All the recent talk about the U.S. infrastructure got me thinking about the last time the federal government decided to rebuild America.

Bridges, parks, schools, courthouses, theaters, hospitals and dams all across the U.S.  owe their provenance to the Great Depression-era Works  Progress Administration (later known as the Work Projects Administration).

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Just say sí: A family of four spends a month in Guatemala trying to learn the language — but did it work?

In the shade of my thatch cabana classroom, I beamed as my children, ages 6 and 9, serenaded me.

Reid, my younger son, shook the maracas, his older brother, Liam, beat a colorfully painted drum made from an old paint can, and their Spanish teacher strummed a ukulele.

Of course, I recognized the song — it was “La Cucaracha” — and I laughed as they sang a verse about a lady cockroach and her scarf.

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Rest easy. Those perks you get from earning hotel 'status' still can be yours, despite changes in the programs

The start of a new calendar year means it’s time to hit the reset button on elite-status qualification with hotel loyalty programs. That means now is the time to formulate your travel strategy to rack up the necessary hotel stays to qualify for the elite-status level you want.

Perks could include late check-out, free room upgrades, better Wi-Fi or free breakfast.

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