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Vegas visitors can now use their electronic wallet to pay hotel bills or buy show tickets, but not for gambling

Next time you visit Las Vegas, you might be able to leave your credit cards at home. Many hotel-casino resorts along the city’s famed Strip now let guests use their digital wallets to pay for their room, meals and more — but not for gambling.

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Christmas market cruises are a gift that jump-starts holiday shopping and saves you money

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your toes… or is it your nose? Whatever the case, it's refreshing to think about Christmas images when it's so that hot your car interior feels like one of Dante’s circles of hell.

Give into those pleasant holiday daydreams, but then get busy and make it happen. It's as easy as signing up for a Christmas market river tour in Europe.

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Can travelers satisfy their need for Wi-Fi speed in the air, at sea or in a hotel? Someday, perhaps. Why it's not happening now

You’re on a plane or a cruise ship or staying in a hotel, and you need to send an email. The issue: You feel as though you may celebrate a birthday before the document goes through.

The solution? Um, yes, well, the tagline on this column does tell you to send your travel dilemmas to us, doesn’t it?

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Follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway on a fall tour of Cuba

Get lost in the time warp that is Cuba on a weeklong fall trip that introduces participants to the culture and vibrant rhythms of the country.

The tour, organized by Cuba specialist Cultural Journeys, follows in the steps of author Ernest Hemingway in Havana.

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The total eclipse will bring a few minutes of darkness for some. But if it's just inky blackness you seek, here's where to go
6 places to go to experience the planet's dark side, no total solar eclipse necessary

When the moon blots out the sun during Monday's total solar eclipse, 12 states in its path of totality, from Oregon to South Carolina, will be plunged into darkness for a few minutes.

The eclipse will begin over the Pacific Ocean at 8:45 a.m. Pacific time and start to darken the sky at the first U.S. point in Salem, Ore., at 9:05 a.m.

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