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Take a break from Waikiki's waves for Oahu's one-day authentic farm tours

Most travelers go to Oahu to see the waves of Waikiki. May 6 provides a different experience, an opportunity for visitors to seek out the island’s agricultural roots during a series of farm tours.

You’ll need a car to make the one-hour drive from the Waikiki resorts to the old Waialua Sugar Mill, the base for the various activities associated with the Parade of Farms.

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Your drive to Yosemite just got easier. Storm-damaged road to Yosemite Valley set to reopen

Yosemite visitors, no need to follow detours anymore. The southern entrance and road leading to Yosemite Valley will reopen 5 a.m. Monday.

A stretch of Big Oak Flat Road had been impassable for two months because of a landslide, forcing travelers to take a 22-mile detour to get to places such as the Majestic Yosemite Hotel and Half Dome Village, a park announcement said Tuesday.

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African safari and camping adventure for young travelers on sale for $760

Here’s an African safari for young travelers who think they can’t afford one. Geckos Adventures offers a camping trip that takes you from the astonishing Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Botswana and South Africa for nine days starting at $760 per person.

The deal: The discount on Victoria Falls & Safari tours applies to trips starting May 28 ($760) and June 11 ($768).

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With spring snow (and so much of it!) comes discounts at California ski resorts

With California’s epic snow season this winter, Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley ski resorts will remain open through the Fourth of July. Mt. Rose will stay open through Memorial Day, and Alpine Meadow will remain open through May 14.

So what’s happening on the slopes in spring?

Squaw Valley at Olympic Village, Calif., offers lessons to first-timers for $79 on Saturday and Sunday.

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Cruise with the Cat in the Hat aboard Carnival's new ship with a Dr. Seuss-themed water park

Dr. Seuss is going to sea. The Cat in the Hat and other characters from the children’s books will be part of a water park aboard the new Carnival Horizon, due to hit the water next year.

On the Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, kids can jump inside a Cat in the Hat water slide decorated with red-and-white stripes and bounce along the 450-foot twisty tube.

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