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You can save $150 a night at this Maui resort if you don't mind disruptions

A resort along Maui’s Kaanapali Beach is offering savings starting at more than $150 a night for those who don’t mind some noise and windows that overlook mounds of dirt.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa is cutting the cost of its one-bedroom, partial ocean view suites by 40% for the rest of 2015.

Yes, there are still partial ocean views, but between Honua Kai and the water, crews are building a new Westin...

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Not a beach bunny? 10 spots that will tickle your non-sand-loving fancy
These swimmers will try to set a record in North America, naturally

Care to go bare? Then leave the swimsuit at home and join the thousands of people who’ll be attempting to set a skinny-dipping record.

More than 60 nudist resorts across the U.S. and Canada, including five in Southern California, will be participating in the July 11 World Record Skinny-Dip Across North America.

The nudist clubs’ pools will be packed at noon Pacific Time as designated record keepers...

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You could be attending Sturgis' motorcycle rally with 999,999 of your closest friends

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. This summer’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally could attract as many as a million people to the tiny South Dakota town for the 75th anniversary of the rally.

The town of less than 7,000 typically draws 400,000 visitors for the rally.  But after the 2014 gathering, the Rapid City Journal suggested that the milestone might make attendance spike.

 If 853,000 or more...

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Fast & Furious attraction revs up backlot tour at Universal Studios Hollywood

The impressive new Fast & Furious: Supercharged 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood provides a stunning finale to the backlot tram tour, even if riders are ultimately left with the overwhelming feeling they’ve seen this all before.

Befitting the street-racing movie franchise, the recently opened attraction is filled with plenty of high-energy fun and nonstop action — often to the point of ridiculousness....

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Gear: Your little superhero can have a super backpack for traveling

Why should your little traveler wear a backpack designed for mere mortals when he or she can don one that reveals the superhero within?

When you unzip the hidden pocket at the top of the spongy nylon pack of the SuperME Cape Backpack, out flows an attached big, bright satiny cape.

Another pocket holds a matching mask. Among about 10 color schemes and themes are a black, gray and yellow Ninja Graffiti...

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