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Puerto Vallarta: Still time to book Liz Taylor's former love nest for Valentine's Day (or anytime)

Casa Kimberly in Puerto Vallarta comes with an old-school Hollywood pedigree.

Richard Burton bought the home for then love interest Elizabeth Taylor while he was filming "Night of the Iguana" in 1964 in the Mexican coastal town. At the time, Puerto Vallarta was a little fishing village, not a mega-resort destination.

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Turkey, travel and terrorists: Five things to know

Turkey, a growing travel destination in recent years, has been a repeat terrorist target in recent months. Before you book that Turkish trip – or cancel it -- consider these five points.

The U.S. State Department is increasingly nervous. On Feb.

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Hawaii: A plush Four Seasons opens on Larry Ellison's private island - and you can visit

Luxury lodging has returned to Lanai -- the little-visited island owned by billionaire Larry Ellison -- with this month’s reopening of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai.

Formerly known as Four Seasons at Manele Bay, the upscale resort was shuttered eight months ago for a reported $75-million renovation that includes a new pool complex (Four Seasons won't confirm that figure).

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A Lake Mead houseboat dream come true: Las Vegas chefs from Alizé cook everything for you

Pampered campers: Ready for glamping on water? Houseboats replace the luxury tent or camper and come with personal chefs for an upscale weekend on the water this spring in Southern Nevada.

There’ll be plenty of glamour — hence the “glamping” moniker — as Forever Resorts presents its first Scenic and Savory Houseboat Excursion on vast Lake Mead, about 30 miles from the Las Vegas Strip.

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Best places to see wildflowers -- right now! -- in Death Valley National Park

To the friends who asked:  “Why Death Valley? What is there to do there?”

I answer: Wildflowers. OK, yes, stark, stunning landscapes. But, now, especially, wildflowers.  

Thanks to heavy rains that sparked flash floods in October and the late January moisture, Death Valley National Park and its surroundings are alive and blooming.

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Long-retired cruise ship United States may sail once again

The cruise ship United States isn't one anyone has heard much about — until now.

Crystal Cruises announced last week that it would rebuild and restore the historic American-made liner that on its 1952 maiden voyage captured the transatlantic speed record for large ships. The ship traveled roughly 40 mph and made the crossing from New York Harbor to Cornwall, England, in three days, 10 hours, 40 minutes.

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