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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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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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Where to find top vegetarian and vegan restaurants while on the road

Vegetarian and vegan travelers take heart: OpenTable on Thursday released its list of the 52 best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in America.

Fifteen are in California, which gives you new places to experience on your next weekend getaway within the state. The picks are based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews by OpenTable diners around the country plus input from experts, according to a statement.

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